Trips in Bangkok

There are plenty of easy day trips in Bangkok . Favorites include various cruises along the Chao Phraya to the more distant klongs, and to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, with a stop at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Today, I will introduce important thing when you travel to Bangkok.

1. When to visit
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The year’s most comfortable time is the cool season, the average monthly temperature is around 17 ℃ -24 ℃, a variety of flowers are still colorful, which is the best tourist season in Bangkok.

2. Where to go
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No.1 Grand Palace
Grand Palace, located in Bangkok, close to the Chao Phraya River, is a symbol of Bangkok dynasty and the first choice for tourists to Thailand.

No.2 San Phra Phrom
San Phra Phrom in Bangkok, Thailand is one of the most prosperous incense places of worship, sought after by the Hong Kong stars.

No.3 Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is a sign of Bangkok and the place tourists must go.

3. What to eat
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No.1 Tom Yum Kung
Tom Yum Kung is a distinctive sour taste soups. The main ingredients of the soup include lemon leaves, lemon grass, chilli and shrimp. Tom Yum Kung soup is very common in Thailand, a representative of Thai food.

No.2 Som Tam
Originated from the northern part of Thailand, Som Tam stalls can be seen everywhere on the streets in Thailand. Put the green papaya silk, garlic, palm sugar, green beans, tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and lots of fresh pepper on ceramic pots or tubs and mix together.

No.3 Thai curry
Thai curry refers to dishes in Thai cuisine that are made with various types of curry paste. Thai curry includes green curry, yellow curry, red curry. Main materials of red curry are dried red peppers and other spices mixing together. Green Curry is made of fresh green peppers instead of chili, the favor of which differs from red curry in color and taste.

4. Where to live
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No.1 Light rail around business district
Provided that you live near the light rail around the business district, it is very convenient either to the city’s attractions or airports. At the same time, the price of the hotels here is cheaper than Siam Square.

No.2 Riverside luxury hotels
The most exclusive luxury hotels are everywhere across the Chao Phraya River, many restaurants are also nearby. Although it is far from the subway and light rail, but you can take the boat on the Chao Phraya River.

No.3 Airport and surrounding areas
For Bangkok transit tourists who need temporary rest, living in this region is very convenient. Between Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang International Airport, there are also airport busses.

5. What to buy
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No.1 Bangkok Bag
Bangkok bag usually refers to the Thai brand Naraya, mainly engaged in the production of all kinds of bags made of Thai silk and cotton production from Thailand. In urban areas such as Central World Plaza in Bangkok, there are many Naraya stores.

No.2 Thai silk
Thai silk is of superior quality, soft texture and showy color. It is full of special luster, designs are varied with very oriental features. Thai silk is usually used to make clothing, handkerchiefs, ties and scarves and other senior products.

Bangkok information

When come to Bangkok , you have to know something. This is the Bangkok information about the general information, language, time zone, currency, credit cards and banks, business hours and emergency services.
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1. General Information
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Bangkok is also known as the City of Angels and Venice of the East. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country’s population.

2. Language
The Thai language is the most widely used language of Bangkok. Today, English has also gained momentum in various commercial and governmental areas and predominantly, in the tourist locales. Most signs, including traffic ones, are written in both Thai and English.

3. Time Zone
Bangkok is on (UTC+7) Time.

4. Currency: Thai Baht is the local currency, exchanging at around 32 baht per dollar.

5. Credit Cards and Banks: ATMs are common, and while credit card acceptance is common, it is wise to use cash where possible as card fraud can be a big problem.

6. Business Hours
Bank Hours: 8:30-9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Office Hours: 8-9 am to 4-5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Shopping Hours: 8-9 am to 9 pm or later throughout the week. Department stores are open 10 am to 8-9 pm all week.

7. Emergency Services
In case of emergency, you should know the most important numbers in Bangkok. Please dial:
Police: 191
Tourist Police: 1155
Medical Assistance: 1669
Firefighters: 199

Travel in Bangkok

Bangkok , the capital of Thailand, is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Bangkok, also known as the City of Angels and Venice of the East, will hit you like a ton of bricks. Hot, polluted, and chaotic, it thrills with energy, and the sightseeing, shopping, and eating possibilities are so vast that you’ll have little time to rest. When you do find a moment, though, you can pamper yourself at spas, skyline-view bars, luxurious hotels, and excellent restaurants.

When travel in Bangkok, the colorful sceneries are dizzying. The monk who wears a yellow robe in the dawn of the street begging is an enduring phenomenon; Towering large buildings, emphasizing the city strange circumstances and timeless landscape, depicts Bangkok special flavor.

1. Food
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Tom Yum Kung
Tom Yum Kung is a distinctive sour taste soups. The main ingredients of the soup include lemon leaves, lemon grass, chilli and shrimp. Tom Yum Kung soup is very common in Thailand, a representative of Thai food.

Som Tam
Originated from the northern part of Thailand, Som Tam stalls can be seen everywhere on the streets in Thailand. Put the green papaya silk, garlic, palm sugar, green beans, tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and lots of fresh pepper on ceramic pots or tubs and mix together.

2. Attractions
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Grand Palace
Grand Palace, located in Bangkok, close to the Chao Phraya River, is a symbol of Bangkok dynasty and the first choice for tourists to Thailand. Distribution of the palace buildings is a bit like China’s Forbidden City. Grand Palace is the most perfect and spectacular palace.

Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is a sign of Bangkok and the place tourists must go. The ancient royal family held the important ceremony here.

3. Shopping
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Bangkok Bag
Bangkok bag usually refers to the Thai brand Naraya, mainly engaged in the production of all kinds of bags made of Thai silk and cotton production from Thailand.

Thai silk
Thai silk is of superior quality, soft texture and showy color. It is full of special luster, designs are varied with very oriental features. Thai silk is usually used to make clothing, handkerchiefs, ties and scarves and other senior products.

4. Accommodation
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Khao San Road and Grand Palace area
Living in this area can be very convenient with walking distance of Bangkok’s most historic sites and museums. But it is far from the light rail and metro station, it is inconvenient to go to the city center and a large shopping mall.

Shopping mall area
The heart of Bangkok, Siam Square shopping district and the Central World shopping district, numerous upscale department stores will be suitable for Shopaholics. In this fashion and younger regions, you can easily find various grades of hotels, which is very convenient.

5. Transportation
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Taxi
The first step to start your journey is arm yourself with a decent map with street names in English and Thai. It is recommended to take the taxi when you come to Bangkok.

Tuk-tuks
There are also smoke-belching tuk-tuks, hair-raising motorbikes and thrilling canal boats to choose from. It is very special in Bangkok.

Climate in Bangkok

Bangkok is a tropical monsoon climate and temperature of Bangkok is high throughout the year. The climate in Bangkok is divided into the hot season (February – April), the cool season (May – October) and the rainy season (November – January).

The annual average temperature is 27.5 ℃, annual rainfall is 1500 mm. June is the hottest season for the whole year, the maximum temperature reaching to 35 ℃. The year’s most comfortable time is the cool season, the average monthly temperature is around 17 ℃ -24 ℃, a variety of flowers are still colorful, which is the best tourist season in Bangkok.

Temperature:

Bangkok’s nicest weather spans the months between November and February. During this this time, the area experiences less frequent rain and moderate temperatures, making Bangkok more livable. This is the number of days each month with sun hours and rain days.

Sun hours:

Rainy days:

Festivals:

From November and February, there are many Thai traditional festivals and many international festivals, such as Thailand Loy Krathong, Father’s Day, Western Halloween, Christmas, and New Year and the traditional Chinese Spring Festival. To experience the festival atmosphere in Thailand are very interesting things.