Bangkok has a somewhat dubious reputation for its hedonistic nightlife with seedy bars down dark alleys and cross-dressers taking curious tourists into private rooms round the back of nightclubs. And whilst all this is very true and very much in the open, Thailand´s capital also has a very sophisticated and cultured nature as well. Pay homage to the dedication of Buddhist monks who continue ancient traditions in long saffron robes and clouds of incense, admire the dazzling golden spires of the majestic Grand Palace and be awe-inspired by the silhouetted spikes of the impressive Wat Arun when lit up after darkness has descended. Visitors to Bangkok should also experience the local life and trawl for fresh foods in the floating market or explore the labyrinth of fast food store in Chinatown and the atmospheric Amulet Market. Renting a private Bangkok apartment also puts you in touch with the authentic Thai lifestyle and is a convenient choice for a flexible and cheap self-catering holiday in Thailand.
When to go to Bangkok
The weather in Bangkok can be as beastly as the proverbial dragon and as temperamental as the city´s infamous chick-boys. It can be as hot as it is wet, though most days are stifling hot, you pray for rain. Monsoon season comes between May and October and although they can disrupt your day, if you can get under shelter it is an awesome spectacle to observe. For the rest of the time expect to be hot, sticky and thirsty. Don´t bother with a raincoat, an umbrella will serve you much better. Nights are also fairly warm.
Getting to and around Bangkok
Bangkok is a major Asian hub and there are regular flights in and out of Thailand´s capital. Once you are in the city you will have no problem flagging down one of the thousands of brightly coloured taxis. Alternatively hop into a moto-taxi and hold on tight as you are in for one hell of a ride. Fun though! Buses are dirt cheap, but not always comfortable and trams are outdated by decades although a unique way to travel if nothing else other than the experience.
Where to stay in Bangkok
Finding apartments for rent in Bangkok is quick and easy with HouseTrip. We have a good selection of Bangkok apartments to choose from which are convenient, comfortable and affordable. Our fully-furnished accommodation in Bangkok offers you the ideal base from which to explore one of the most exciting cities in the world and in a few as six clicks, you will already have one foot in the Thai capital.