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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Where to eat stay and Shop at Bangkok – Bangkok in a nutshell

One of the most popular cities in Bangkok, here is a crucial list of all that you need to know on shopping, eating and accommodation in Bangkok!


When to visit

Bangkok can be visited anytime during the year; however the most preferred season is between the months of December to April. The months between May to October are known to bring the monsoon rains in. April is known to be the hottest, while October is known to be the wettest. If you want cooler climates, winds and a much nicer temperature, it should be noted that most people travel to Bangkok between the months of December to April simply for this reason.


Where to stay

Depending on your budget and preferred accommodation options, Bangkok has a variety to choose from hotels, bed & breakfasts or even serviced apartments in Bangkok. If you intend to only tour the city and not visit the islands of Thailand, choose to stay at a hotel within city limits such as Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites.


Where to eat

Foodies from across the globe flock to Bangkok to taste its delectable variety of food. With many restaurants in the city, it can be quite a treat for your taste buds to venture in to the city while sampling one of the greatest cuisines in the world. Pop in to city's restaurants or enjoy some street food. Visitors can even dine in while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at one of the city's rooftop bars – which not only offer good food and drinks, but also a breath taking view of the city's skyline. However, if you're looking for an experience closer to home and will give you the best experience of 'when in Rome', sit down by a popular street food vendor and sample of the favourites.


What to eat

When travelling to a new foreign land, the choice of food options can be overwhelming at times, and if you're a foodie, you might just get a little bit greedy to try everything within a short period of time. Do remember to pace yourself, so as to be able to try every Thai dish that has ever been made! Some of the most essential items to sample are the authentic Pad Thai, Tom Yum soup, satay, Tom yum goong, Pad ka prao, mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream and so much more.


What to see

Being a popular tourist destination, you can be assured that there will be plenty of things to see in Bangkok – during any time of the year. From magnificent temple structures to floating markets that are a bustle of local life and activity, there are numerous things to see in the city. Those visiting the city should keep in mind to visit the most iconic attractions such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho, The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Lumphini Park, China town, Chao Phraya River and many more.


Where to shop

Also known for its busy shopping life, the streets of Bangkok attracts the hungry shopper from around the world to grab all the faux brands at affordable prices. Visitors can choose to do some street side shopping or spend their day browsing through the mid range shops in the popular city malls. Whatever you choose, Bangkok is your ideal destination and a true shopper's paradise.