A CITY OF CONTRASTS
Discover a collision of colours, flavours, and fun folks in Bangkok. Among the scores of skyscrapers and vast flatness, you’ll find energetic markets, golden temples, and the intense mix of aromas from Thai street food.
THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK
You can veer off the beaten track to find conversations with monks, get lost in the jumble of colours in Chinatown, and discover a dynamic nightlife scene. Here are some of the top things to do in Bangkok:
Take a walk around Banglamphu to uncover leafy lanes, golden temples, and bustling markets
Find Buddhist temples, royal palaces, and districts connected by canals in Ko Ratanakosin and Thonburi
You’ll find streets crammed with restaurants, gold and jade shops, and flashing neon signs in Bangkok’s Chinatown
With excellent and modern public transport systems in place, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to navigate your way around. The Skytrain (BTS) is the quickest way to dodge the traffic jams, and helps you breeze around the city in no time.
Bangkok loves a festival. Having fun and socialising are central parts of Thai culture, and events are often found in the streets and on temple grounds. With so much to do on these bustling streets, it’s no surprise that Bangkok is known as one of the world’s best urban exploration cities.
“One of the reasons I like living in Bangkok is that, although it's a megacity, it's very saturated with nature - the vast and brooding skies, the sudden storms and rains, the vegetation and even the animals that abound.”
A city that has as much vibrancy as Bangkok creates the perfect canvas for hosting corporate meetings and events. Whether it be team-building days in the energetic streets or large-scale events in the exhibition centre, Bangkok offers you a home for it all. Here are some noteworthy venues:
Millennium Hilton Bangkok: Features 27 meetings rooms, including a Grand Ballroom and business centre
Banyan Tree Bangkok: Host a dinner on the 61st floor al fresco rooftop, or amaze your guests with a cocktail party
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre: World-class venue for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions
It’s no wonder Bangkok is a sought-after city for cultured getaways. It’s a city of juxtapositions; megamalls sit side by side with 200-year-old village homes; gold-spired temples share space with neon-lit strips; and Buddhist monks shop for the latest technology. Bangkok is racing towards the future. It’s ever-changing. In this city, the seemingly impossible is made possible.