Bangkok is the largest city of Thailand, also the capital, with 8 million of population, is a city combined with modern and historic scenic. Other than financial, tourism also holds an important role in the country and one of the main income resources of its citizens. Ever Since the 1970s, local government aims at making Bangkok the world class travel city on earth, which has attracted many local and international hotel groups make its way into Bangkok for extending its hotel businesses in Thailand. Fun nightlife, world-class travel experiences are all the key factors which make millions of foreign tourists return to Thailand for visit every year; also, make Bangkok as one of the very top visited cities on earth.
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Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, flight time is around 2 hour 15 minutes; International flights from KUL to Bangkok, will land in these two Bangkok airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport - BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK); Both airports offer service for domestic and international flights
Bangkok is hot and humid at all times and has a tropical savanna climate. Temperature is around 23-38 degrees celsius, with average temperature at 28°C; with 60%-80% humidity. There’s 3 seasons of each year, winter starts at November until February, with temperature around 23-32°C, weather are dry and cool; whereas Summer begins at March to May, with temperature range from 32-38°C, with its hottest month of the year at April, temperature can reach its highest at around 40°C. Summer is also the best season to indulge some tropical fruits and sweetness. From June to October is the rainy season of Thailand, which has the most of precipitation of the year. October with the most rains can result in double precipitation compare the previous months, with temperature range from 25-32°C.
Traffic jam is a major city problem in Bangkok, also a transportation system issue for many years. Local government is keen in improving its urban planning, such as building highways and extending its BTS line to city suburbs to ease its traffic problem for the locals also the millions of tourist that visit each year a better travel experience. Bangkok BTS, MRT, buses, taxis, and tuk tuk are some of the key transportation system of Bangkok. Riding the BTS & MRT, tourists are able to reach the most famous attractions and shopping centers of Bangkok, also known as the most common transportation for tourist. Tourist can take BTS with rabbit card or one day ticket. Taxi is another popular transportation for both locals and tourists, and usually operated in meter or fixed fares; highly suggesting tourist to clarify its charging model before hopping on to avoid dispute in fares. Do bear in mind that taking taxi may cause longer commute time during afternoon and night time.
Thai cuisines can be varied among different areas of Thailand, but tourist can definitely find the most diverse yet popular dishes in Bangkok. Traditional Thai dishes include Thai boat noodles, chicken rice, fried crab, papaya salad, etc. Signature dessert like mango sticky rice, coconut sago puddings are also the top favorites among foreign tourists. Not only can travellers satisfy their taste- buds with delicious Thai dishes, but also a chance in learning more about local Thai culture in-depth.
Speaking of shopping, Bangkok has a lot to offer, various of products are available in all price range from affordable to luxury. For affordable shopping, JJ market is your top pick. JJ market a.k.a. as Chatuchak Market, is the largest local weekend market of Bangkok, well-known for its wide range of product choices with over 15,000 shops. Clothing, snacks, art pieces, souvenirs, and even furniture are all available for shoppers. Other than Chatuchak Market, there’s plenty of popular night markets within Bangkok, which are pat pong market, Asiatique market,etc. If you prefer to stay indoor for shopping, there’s a lot of local shopping centers to choose from, such as Terminal 21, Central World department store, Siam paragon, Siam Sqaure, etc. The shopping malls are targeting its customers in specific age range with brand and product choices, which make it easier for customer in making their purchase.
In 2020, Iconsiam and the Market are some new opened yet ultra popular shopping centers in Bangkok, which features indoor floating markets with signature local street food & indoor weekend market. Also, the must go area for tourist.
Buddhist is the largest religious population in Thailand, Buddhist temples can be found in everywhere in the city. The most prominent temple in town are Wat Phra Kaew within Grand Palace and Erawan Shrine nearby Central world. Over 22 architectures are within the Grand Palace complex, all built in dazzling architecture and intricate details, the creativity and craftsmanship are among the top out of all other temples. In Bangkok suburbs, there plenty other popular tourist attractions are perfect for one day tour, such as Amphawa Floating Market, Maeklong Railway Market, Ayutthaya, etc. Meanwhile, for tourists looking for a relaxed vacation nearby Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin are some perfect options. Both cities are only 2-3 hours away with beautiful beach, hotel & resorts, exiting water sport activities and landmarks. Book your ticket to Bangkok today with hutchgo.com!