Destination guide

One night in Bangkok… and a few days for good measure

The past meets the present in Bangkok, Thailand's capital city, as historic palaces, sacred temples and towering skyscrapers sit side-by-side along an energetic street scene. There's always a party going on somewhere in this late-night city, where lounges, bars and nightclubs pulsate into the early morning. Even the waters bustle with activity as boats bob upon the Chao Phraya River and the series of canals that cut through the heart of the city. Your credit card won't rest for long either as the world-renowned shopping destination features everything from upscale malls to street vendors.

Things to do

It's good to be king – and it's fun to visit water parks!

See how royalty lived when you take a tour of the opulent Grand Palace, the former residence of the King of Siam, and the adjacent Wat Phra Kaew, a sacred temple known for its emerald Buddha. Get in a good workout at the nearby Wat Arun Temple, and climb the steep steps for a glimpse of its elaborate spire. If you're looking to support the arts, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre offers art, music, theatre and film exhibits throughout the year. For old-fashioned, family fun, Siam Park City is a water park with plenty of waterslides and rides.

Activities

Shop until you drop (and then shop and shop some more)

Shopping is always on the agenda in Bangkok. For a high-end experience, visit MBK Centre, a mall with over 2,000 stores and restaurants, or Terminal 21, the airport-themed shopping centre with nine floors of shops, eateries and movie theatres. Test out your haggling skills at the Chatuchak Weekend Market, where vendors man more than 8,000 stalls, peddling such goods as clothing, furniture and art. Take a break from your retail workout with a picnic at Lumphini Park, or visit Thonburi, the quiet neighbourhood that offers long-tail boat rides down canals and a host of waterfront street food stalls.

Weather

You're getting warmer – sunny days in the Thai capital

Boasting warm weather throughout the year, Bangkok is a popular destination for sun seekers, no matter the season. Your best bet for budget Bangkok vacation rentals may be in April, however, when scorching temperatures skyrocket to 35 degrees Celsius. The coolest month is December, with daytime highs topping out around 32 and lows rarely dropping below a mild 25 degrees. Pack an umbrella if you're visiting between May and October, the rainy season, and prepare to get drenched in September, which often sees more than 330 mm of wet stuff.

Natural highlights

From alligators to zebras: wildlife from A to Z

Bangkok offers a water-drenched scenery, as rivers and canals wind through its landscape. Bangkok vacation rentals place you near a menagerie of wildlife, although often contained in family-friendly attractions. Safari World offers river cruises and safari rides past exhibits showcasing everything from orangutans and tapirs, to crocodiles and sea lions. Dusit Zoo houses kangaroos, alligators, zebras and elephants, as well as such rare creatures as Albino barking deer and white Bengal tigers. Dive into a whole new world at Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, an aquarium swimming with stingray sharks, seahorses and jellyfish.

How to get there

Transport to and around Bangkok

Fly into Bangkok (DMK-Don Mueang Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bangkok (BKK-Suvarnabhumi Intl.), which is 14.9 mi (24.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Bangkok Makkasan Station, Bangkok Hua Lamphong Station and Bangkok Railway Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Bangkok by jumping on the metro at Siam BTS Station, Rachathewi BTS Station or National Stadium BTS Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Bangkok?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,200 holiday rentals around Bangkok. From 923 Condos/Apartments to 113 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bangkok is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bangkok?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bangkok:

  • Bang Chak: 110 holiday homes
  • Bangkok City Centre: 263 holiday homes
  • Pratunam: 43 holiday homes
  • Khlong Toei Nuea: 299 holiday homes
  • Yan Nawa: 116 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bangkok?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bangkok. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Central Plaza Pinkloa: 1,198 holiday rentals
  • Queen Sirikit National Convention Center: 1,196 holiday rentals
  • Siam Square: 1,200 holiday rentals
  • Thailand Cultural Center: 1,197 holiday rentals
  • MBK Center: 1,195 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bangkok listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Bangkok?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 923 Condos/Apartments in Bangkok. Our other popular types of Bangkok holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 113 holiday houses
  • Villas: 9 holiday houses
  • Studios: 624 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bangkok?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 609 holiday homes with pool available in Bangkok. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.