YOUR FREE BANGKOK GUIDE FROM THE ASIA TRAVEL SPECIALISTS
Cultural phenomenon, shopping haven and tourist treasure. Welcome to Bangkok; one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and, above all, compelling of Asian cities. A steamy, pulsating, yet smiling metropolis of more than ten million souls – intense at first, but addictive as anything.
Come find your niche among dazzling temples, hotels of every type and size, eclectic markets, gleaming palaces, ritzy shopping malls, a famous nightlife and the many things in between. Enjoy a memorable dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Bask in the city’s warm, affluent glow at a skyscraping rooftop bar. Experience all the things – a tuk-tuk ride, a ladyboy show, Muay Thai (kickboxing) match, Thai massage – everyone always comes home talking about.
Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate and holds claim to being the hottest city in the world. Sitting close to the equator, it is both hot and humid in equal measure, is unrelenting simply because it doesn't cool significantly at night. The period between
April and May is the steamiest (avg. 25-35° C).
The Southwest monsoons arrive between May and October, and with it pouring rain and thunderstorms – for many, though, this is a welcome respite. http://www.bangkok.com/weather.htm AIRPORT TRANSFERS
All road transport to downtown Bangkok is located on the 1st Floor. The Airport Link
(06:00 - midnight) is the fastest mode (Express
Line takes only 15mins), while taxis require an additional 50 baht on top of the meter fee and expressway tolls. Running a fixed route to four downtown areas, namely Silom,
Sukhumvit, Khao San or Hualamphong
(Central Train Station), the Airport Express
Bus (05:00-midnight) is the cheapest way to go. If cost is not your main concern, then why not save the trouble and use the airport limousine service (24 hours)? You can book one in advance through the Bangkok.com