Bangkok in a nutshell

Palace in Bangkok

Bangkok is for most travelers the first contact not only with Thailand, but also with the whole of Southeast Asia. Bangkok is where the best flight deals are found, and with a wide network of low-cost routes across Asia, the city serves as a great starting point for travelling around the region.

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The Thai capital is also an ideal entry point for beginners who are just getting to know Asia. Modern Bangkok offers everything you know from the Western lifestyle, while the city centre already has an exotic far-flung feel with its many monuments, backstreets, markets and street-food stalls.

Let this vibrant megalopolis engulf you, relax with a massage and get ready for your next trip to Asia.

Population Country Name Thai / English Time zone
10 750 000 Thailand

กรุงเทพมหานคร (Krung Thep) / Bangkok

UTC +7

Get more tips for visiting Bangkok

Whether you’re visiting Bangkok for the first time or repeatedly, check out our handy tips and recommendations: