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Blick auf Bangkok und den Lumphini-Park, Bild: anekoho / shutterstock

Bangkok – an exciting metropolis between tradition and modernity

Bangkok – Thailand’s vibrant metropolis is a mega-city between tradition and modernity. There are merchants selling all kinds of goods on the street, tuk tuks and elephants, as well as lots of gold. A unique mix in a breathtaking metropolis. Therefore, it is no coincidence that films such as The Beach, James Bond or The Hangover are set here.

All sights are within easy reach

Bangkok skyline from above
Bangkok from above, Image: Travel mania / shutterstock

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand with around 10 million inhabitants. Nobody knows exactly. Because even the authorities do not know exactly how many people live in the mega-city. The city is pure adventure. In addition, an exciting nightlife and the great beaches are not far away. Bangkok makes it pleasantly easy for tourists to discover the city. There is Suvurnabhumi Airport International Airport and Don Mueang Airport for domestic flights. Suvurabhumi Airport is connected to the city by a rail connection – the Bangkok Airport Link (SARL). Public transport is also very good and modern. There is a Skytrain (BTS) and a Metro (MRT). Tourists can reach all the important sights easily and comfortably. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines in English. Bangkok is a modern and cosmopolitan city and the Thais are very polite people.

Best time to visit Bangkok is from December to February

Thailand’s capital Bangkok is one of the most fascinating metropolises in the world and a very popular travel destination. Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world come to the city. Bangkok is characterized by a tropical climate. This ensures hot temperatures and high humidity. The best time to travel is from December to February. Because at this time there is hardly any rain and the temperatures are not quite as hot. At night, these are around a pleasant 20 degrees. The rainy season begins in May. This will then end again in November. However, it does not rain all day. Rather, there are short rain showers during this time, often in the afternoon and evening. In the rainy season it is very humid due to the very high humidity. On average, the temperatures in Bangkok are over 30 degrees during the day and around 20 degrees at night all year round.

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Lots of exotic sights

Bangkok Food Stand
A typical food stall in Bangkok, Image: David Kucera / shutterstock

Bangkok is rich in many exotic sights. Whether it’s ancient temples, palaces, fascinating waterways, relaxing parks or interesting markets and exciting nightlife, Bangkok has something for everyone. A ride through the khlongs is something very special. On so-called longboats, they go through the city’s water canals. Here is the original Bangkok. The tour leads past small huts on the shore and in the background you can see the huge skyscrapers of modern Bangkok. A trip to the famous floating markets in Damnoen is also highly recommended.

A visit to the Royal Palace is simply a must on a visit to Bangkok. The king in Thailand is very revered, and so every Thai comes here at least once in his life. The palace complex is a real feast for the eyes. Exotic figures and decorated temples everywhere. Inside, you can marvel at the very impressive golden chedis, statues and the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha. Not far from the Royal Palace is the temple Wat Pho with the famous reclining Buddha. The huge statue is a proud 45 meters long. There is also a beautiful garden and great chedis and prangs to discover. If you need a break after so much splendor and splendour, Lumphini Park is the right place for you. Bangkok’s green oasis is pure relaxation: it’s a great place to walk or enjoy a pedal boat ride on the lake.

Bangkok from above, backpacker’s paradise, markets and wild nightlife

Bangkok has a stunning skyline. Therefore, it is worthwhile to experience them from one of the numerous sky bars. An unforgettable sight! No less interesting is Khao San Road. The mecca of backpackers attracts people from all over the world.

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The film The Beach with Leonardo Dicaprio is also likely to have played its part in this. There are countless cheap accommodations, bars, clubs, food stalls, stalls and also fried scorpions or various other insects. A very special experience is a visit to the Chatuchak Market. This is one of the largest weekend markets in the world with more than 10,000 stalls. There is nothing here that does not exist. Bangkok is also famous for its unique nightlife. This is extremely diverse and leaves nothing to be desired. There are countless bars, clubs and pubs everywhere. Like Sukhumvit Road, for example. Life rages here in the evenings. And under no circumstances should street food be missing from a visit to Bangkok. Everywhere in the city there are numerous stalls and food stalls that offer everything – delicious. In addition, the city is the starting point for a visit to one of Thailand’s numerous beautiful islands.