Thailand’s steamy, chaotic, exotic capital, Bangkok offers something to suit any traveller’s taste: a rich and accessible culture and history, some of Asia’s finest shopping, vibrant nightlife, and arguably her finest dining.
TUI will introduce you to the wonders of Bangkok’s ornate Grand Palace, where the revered Emerald Buddha is housed amidst a wealth of Bangkok’s finest royal and religious architecture. Nearby, we explore Wat Pho, with its gigantic reclining Buddha nearly 50 metres in length, spectacularly covered in gold leaf. Take a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River as it cuts its muddy path past some of Bangkok’s most imposing monuments, modern and ancient.
Most of our travellers choose to extend their Bangkok stays to take advantage of the wealth of options this thriving metropolis offers. With the new Skytrain in full operation, the sprawling Weekend Markets, modern department stores like Zen and Emporium, and the night markets of Sukhumvit and Silom are all short rides from our centrally-located hotels.
Be sure to get out and experience this dynamic city at your own pace: take a stroll through the trading streets of Chinatown or Pahurat (the Indian district), tour the elegant gardens and rich interiors of the Vimanmek Teak Mansion, visit Jim Thompson’s House with its superb display of Thai art and architectural styles, and the National Museum’s extensive collection of artefacts from around the country. And don’t be afraid to let your tastebuds run wild – from street stalls to royal Thai restaurants, Bangkok is a culinary sensation.