3950 km/2469 miles
6 hours 30 minutes
is a hot and humid country. Monsoons and heavy rain occur from June to October.
The period from November to the end of February is cooler and less humid.
Bangkok International Airport
is located 25 km from central Bangkok.
Airport Tax: International – THB 500.00 / Domestic – THB 60.00 (approximate).
Transport to City and charges: Airport Express bus THB 150.00
Most foreign visitors must apply for a visa from
a Thai Embassy or Consulate-General before visiting the country. However, some
nationalities do not require a visa, provided they meet certain requirements:
*For detailed and up-to-date
information on visa requirement, please refer directly to the local
immigration authorities or through your travel agent.
Baht (THB 1) = 100 satangNotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000Coins: 1,2,5,10 (silver) and 25 & 50 (copper)
Banks : 08:30-15:30 Monday through FridayShops : 10:00-21:00 dailyDepartment Stores: 10:00-22:00 daily(24-hour convenience stores are located throughout Thailand)
Buses: air-conditioned buses and (cheaper) ordinary
buses are available. Central Bangkok also has
a micro-bus service.
Taxis: fares are reasonable and most
taxis are air-conditioned. All have meters. Three-wheeled taxis called “Tuk
Tuks” are an option.
Hotel limousine services: these are convenient
but more expensive than taxis.
Between the river and Hua Lampong Railway
Station is "old" Bangkok and the Chinatown district. To the west of Hua Lampong are the
tourist, business, and residential areas.
Popular sites to visit are: The Grand Palace
(Bangkok’s most famous landmark); Vimanmek Mansions
(the biggest golden teakwood building in the world); the Floating Market (canal-side
Bangkok); the Rose Garden; and the Ancient City (the world's “largest outdoor
museum” with replicas of Thai historic monuments and works of art).