Plan your trip to Bangkok

Plan your trip to Bangkok with our travel guides.

Did you know:
Bangkok is home to over 400 Buddhist temples, including the iconic Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

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Seasons in Bangkok

Bangkok experiences three distinct seasons: the cool season, the hot season, and the rainy season.

The cool season, spanning from November to February, is known officially as the peak season for tourism.

March to June is the hot season, bringing warmer and less comfortable weather for outdoor activities.

The rainy season, also known as the monsoon season, occurs from July to October and sees the highest rainfall, with September being the rainiest month.

Learn more on our guide on the best time to visit Bangkok.

Things to do

Getting around

Taxi

One of the most widely used transportation methods in Bangkok is the availability of public taxis that can be hailed directly from the roadside or through smartphone applications such as Bolt or Grab.

BTS

The BTS Skytrain system is a highly convenient mode of transportation in Bangkok, as it runs through the city’s center and extends to other areas.

MRT

To travel quickly to the outskirts of Bangkok while avoiding traffic, the underground train system called the MRT offers an affordable solution.

Bus

Bangkok has an extensive bus network that serves the city. Although it may not provide the utmost comfort, it is a very affordable means of transportation.

Boat

When exploring Bangkok’s famous Chao Phraya River, shuttle boats or public ferries are the preferred modes of transportation, as they offer a delightful experience for tourists.

Motorbike taxi

Given Bangkok’s notorious traffic congestion, a popular method of getting around the city is by using motorbike taxis, which are readily available at major transportation hubs.

Tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuks, found in popular tourist areas and attractions throughout the city, are a favored mode of transportation for tourists exploring Bangkok.

Where to stay

When to visit Bangkok

Neighborhood Guides

Map of Bangkok

Map of Bangkok to help you plan your trip to the city with pins for recommended attractions, things to do, main transport hubs, and recommended hotels.