Bangkok is chaotic and complex, but if you become acquainted with it, this capital is also one of the most rewarding in Asia, with incredible historic sights, a diverse food scene, great shopping and heartfelt hospitality.
Perfect forFamilies | Intellectuals | Romantics | Soul Searchers
When to goDecember-February | March-May
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
Three Days: Essential Bangkok
Take your time exploring Bangkok, as the city’s sprawl and Thailand’s climate makes rushing around nearly impossible. Tour a few well-chosen temples and palaces, explore the various markets, and allow for some downtown. Return visitors will appreciate straying from the beaten tourist track. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Led by a city insider, explore the historic center of Bangkok, rich in temples and cultural sites, as well as buzzing markets where delectable local street food can be sampled. Don’t miss a river tour into the smaller canals to get a feel for Bangkok’s inner workings.
The Grand Palace, with such treasures as the Emerald Buddha, is best toured with a guide who can speak expertly on Thailand’s Buddhist culture and traditions. Other not-to-be-missed sights are Wat Arun and Wat Pho, the latter best seen at twilight. Indagare can recommend restaurants along the river with beautiful dinner views.
Shopping is a major sport and pastime in Bangkok, though the city’s layout does not lend itself to neighborhood window-shopping. Like almost everything else in Bangkok, stores worth visiting are spread out, and a shopping spree requires some foresight and planning. Those eager to visit the massive weekend market should tour with a guide who can plot a route according to your shopping wishes (antiques, art, local treasure etc.)
Where To Stay
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Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
For travelers who prefer their hotels with a soul and plenty of history, there’s only one option in Bangkok: the Mandarin Oriental, still referred to by many simply as the Oriental. With a desirable location on the Chao Praya, the...
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The Siam Bangkok
In bustling Bangkok, the intimate 38-suite boutique hotel Siam stands out as an oasis on the Chao Phraya River. Just entering the atrium lobby, with its black-and-white-checkerboard floor, lush palms and ferns and gurgling fountain, feels like an escape and...