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Bangkok at a Glance

Bangkok is a city on the move. You'll find opportunities to savor the ancient Buddhist culture as well as the new culture of consumerism, partying and having a good time.

In Bangkok you can visit two hundred year-old palaces that are still splendid to this day. You can also marvel at temples that are even older and some that have even sunk into the ground with age. Go out of your way to meet the friendly Thai people, Chinese immigrants and others who call this city home. 

Bangkok is unabashedly a good place to go shopping. Dig into the experience old-style by visiting a market of covered stalls. Barter vehemently with the vendor and get your deal on everything from raw noodles to shoes. Elsewhere, savor the air conditioning as you are swept along with the tide of humanity shopping for everything under the sun in a mega-mall. Wherever you are in Bangkok, embrace the moment. 

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November - March, July - August
Low Season
September - October, April - June
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Suvarnabhumi Airport
      • Major Airport Bangkok S.G.D.

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, European, Canadian and many other tourists do not need a visa to visit Thailand. Check with a Thai embassy or consulate to learn more about your particular requirements. American citizens can utilize the U.S State Department website to research travel requirements for countries all over the world. 

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Bangkok Mass Transit Authority
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather and Seismic Events June through October is the rainy season. Thailand can experience earthquakes and more devastatingly, tsunamis. Stay alert and seek high ground during an earthquake or if the water pulls away from the beach. 

      Safety Concerns Keep your wits about you if you decide to party hard in Thailand. Both local and foreign thieves and rapists have been known to drug drinks. Travelers should keep their valuables out of sight and avoid walking around at night, especially alone. Some areas of Thailand see violence and terrorist activities. It is a good idea to plan your travels in stable areas. American citizens can check the U.S State Department website to learn about travel alerts and warnings. 

      Health Concerns Talk with your doctor about possible vaccinations at least two months before your trip. Travelers will want to purify their water to avoid stomach problems.