Bangkok is a popular tourist destination. In 2019, it received a record 39 million tourists. The rich culture, attraction sites, radiant beaches and cuisines always catch the attention of those visiting Bangkok, whether for business or pleasure. Like most capital cities, Bangkok Nightlife is vibrant, with plenty of night clubs, pubs, restaurants, massage parlors, and street food markets. If you intend to visit Bangkok, you’ll have a fabulous time if you plan adequately.
Find out if you need a visa
Thailand currently allows citizens of at least 64 countries, including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Canada, and Belgium, to visit the country for up to 30 days without a visa. If your country of origin is exempted, ensure you meet the conditions for the exclusion.
For example, you cannot qualify if you intend to travel with an open return ticket. You need to confirm that you are indeed leaving the country within 30 days. You can also gain free entry into Thailand if you are traveling as a tourist, and not for business. You also need to prove that you have at least 10,000 Thai Baht to spend in the country.
Only citizens from 19 countries are currently allowed to get their visa on arrival, so you need to know if you qualify or if you should acquire one before your departure for Bangkok.
Carry appropriate attire
Being a tourist destination, Bangkok is flexible when it comes to how tourists dress. However, if you intend to visit the stunning golden temples and wish to observe the Buddhists as they worship and give alms or wish to spend some time with the monks, it is best to dress modestly. Otherwise, you might be denied entry to some of the prominent religious sites.
Ensure you have sufficient time to do everything you want
Bangkok has a lot to offer, and without an itinerary, you may fail to see all the sites you wish to within the time you have to spare. City tours, nightlife, exotic food, and cultural experiences are the most popular activities for people visiting Bangkok for a short time. However, there is so much you can do besides visiting the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Chatuchak Weekend Market, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Things To Do In Bangkok In 5 Days
- Tiffany’s Cabaret Show – Watch
- Noong Nooch Village – Cultural Tour
- Tha Kha Floating Market – Explore
- Jomtien Beach – Relax
- Grand Palace – Visit
- Wat Arun – Pray
- Muay Thai – Boxing Match
- Terminal 21 – Shop
- Lumpini Park – Music Concert
- Chao Phraya – River Tour
- Khao San Road – Shop
- Museum Of Counterfeit Goods – Stop By
- Chinatown – Explore
- Chatuchak Weekend Market – Shop
- Bangkok Art And Culture Centre – Explore
- Khlong Lat Mayom – Stop By
- Bang Nam Pheung – Shop
- Taling Chan Floating Market – Shop
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Visit
- Amphawa Floating Market Bangkok – Shop
- Siam Niramit – Watch
- Madame Tussauds – Click Photos
- Soi Cowboy – Go Adulting
- Thai Massage – Get Pampered
- Rooftop Bars – Nightlife
You can also take day trips to destinations near Bangkok, especially if you want to get away from the crowds. You can visit Khao Yai National Park, Koh Samet, and Pattaya, the big party city.
Choose the ideal travel period
Although Bangkok is warm most of the year, the best time to visit is between November and March when it is cooler with low humidity. December is the month when a significant number of people visit. During this period, the cost of accommodation is slightly higher due to the high demand. If you want to take advantage of airfare and hotel deals, you should plan your trip between April and October. However, this is the hottest season, and also the period when it rains most. Fortunately, it is also the season when Bangkok sees few visitors.
Poor planning or failing to arrange your trip to Bangkok properly can be quite costly. You’ll have a great time when you have a great itinerary that features all the things you’d like to do in Bangkok. Effective planning also means you get to organize other activities during your subsequent visits.