Bangkok is a wonderful tourist destination for all kinds of travellers. Enjoyable by day and night, this bright, bustling city is the capital of Thailand. Stunning shrines and busy streets await you at this vibrant city.
Monsoon, summer or New Year in Bangkok
Monsoon season in Bangkok is from June until November so it's a good idea to avoid those times unless you like the rain. The temperatures throughout the year are high, but it's most comfortable when it is a bit cooler between November and February.
February also sees the Chinese New Year celebrations known as Wan Trut Chin, the precise date will vary. Then in April between the 13th and 15th there's the wonderful Thai New Year celebrations to behold as well. The stunning Festival of Light will take your breath away, this is a public holiday in November and the dates will vary depending on the full moon.
Entry to Thailand and health issues
When you visit you will need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months. You'll also need a visa which you can apply for on entry if you're visiting for less than 30 days based on the Visa On Arrival rule. You must also have proof of your return flight home and funds of 10,000 THB per person for your visit. There is a fee of around 1,000 THB and this is payable upon entry to the country
Make sure to ask your doctor about vaccinations, it's recommended to get vaccinated against: Hepatitis A, Typhus, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Rabies, and Malaria prophylaxis.
Groceries in Bangkok are around 20%-30% more expensive than in India and a meal in a basic restaurant costs around 60 BHT, which may be a little cheaper than Delhi.
Once at the airport the Airport Rail Link stops frequently and has direct access to the terminal. BKK to Central Bangkok via the direct train known as the Airport Link Express costs around 100 THB. You can change there or take a taxi. The Airport Link City Line takes longer as it stops along the way but is slightly cheaper.
Popular areas for hotels are Chinatown and the Khao-San Road area, accommodation is from around 360 THB upwards. Buses are cheap but hard to understand, the metro is also cheap, as are taxi which are very popular. Avoid tuk tuks/rickshaws they're a tourist trap and can be expensive.