Bangkok: General information, weather, seasons, time in Bangkok

Фото Бангкока Night Bangkok

Bangkok (Bangkok, Thai. Krung Thep Maha Nakhon) is the capital of Thailand and the gateway to Southeast Asia. Most often guests of Thailand first arrive in Bangkok, a modern contemporary heavily trafficked city with gleaming shopping malls and skyrocketing skyscrapers. But this is only at first glance. If you look closely, at the foot of the concrete jungle of skyscrapers you will find a small old houses and countless churches. Indeed, Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Everything here is permeated with Buddhism.

For lovers of entertainment in Bangkok and the surrounding area there are several amusement parks. Night life of Bangkok is unique for its charm: it opens with the arrival of darkness on the sidewalks and roads countless restaurants in Chinatown, most modern glittering discos, a huge variety of different bars and entertainment venues.

Bangkok is a great place for shopping. Yeah, actually Bangkok is the best place in Thailand to go shopping (read more about shopping in Bangkok here). In modern malls, the largest in Asia, you will find the most fashionable clothes, the most modern electronic equipment. In the numerous private shops you will see delicate Thai silk, folk crafts, clothing, Souvenirs, furnishings, Antiques, paintings and much more.

Фото Бангкока The view of Bangkok from Baiyoke Sky

In Bangkok you will not find a beach holiday, except that only the pool on the rooftop. But without studying the Bangkok trip in Thailand will not be complete. If you are not traveling by yourself, among the abundance offered by the tour operators of Russia tours will certainly take the tour with a visit to Bangkok for a few days. The price of this tour will be higher by only a few tens of dollars, and every dollar spent will be worth it. In addition, usually these tours are already included sightseeing tour of Bangkok that includes visits to some of its attractions.

Attractions of Bangkok are also not deprived. Main attraction – Royal Palace of Bangkok, located here. Mainly attractions of Bangkok are represented by temples, palaces, monuments, museums. To briefly explore the main attractions of the city, take a couple of days, but to see them all, you will need at least a week. More information about Bangkok city attractions here.

General information

Bangkok, Thai. Krungtep (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon "city of angels, the great capital") is the capital of Thailand.

The full name of Bangkok: "Great city of angels, the Supreme repository of Divine treasures, the Great land that cannot be won, the Great and prosperous Kingdom, a great and wonderful capital of the nine gems, a place where live the greatest Rulers and located the Grand Palace, home of the Gods, able to transform into the spirits" - the longest name in the world.

Located at the mouth of the Menam Chao Praia is 30 km from the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The population of 11 million people.

The main political, economic and cultural center of Thailand. A major transport hub. Main sea and river port at the mouth of the Menam Chao Phraya (turnover of approx. 30 million tons per year). International airport. Risoochistitelny, timber, paper, textile, glass, ceramic, cement, oil refining, chemical industry. Engineering and Metalworking. Shipyard. Crafts (production of Souvenirs made of wood and metal, precious stones, ivory). TES.

Weather, seasons for travel

The most comfortable time to visit is between November and February. It is a dry and cool season. But do not think that in this period you will be able to chill – daytime temperatures still exceed 30°C and only at night the temperature can drop to 20°C.

March and April is the hot season with an average temperature of 35°C, but don't be surprised if the temperature rises to 40°C. This is not the best time to visit Bangkok. The only way more or less safely survive being in Bangkok during this period to be in a hotel room with air conditioning, the pool or visit numerous shopping centres and entertainment places with air conditioning.

Непогода в Бангкоке

If you look at the table below, the level of precipitation, you'll see that the rainfall in December and September differs in 38 times! From may to October in Bangkok the rainy season. The largest amount of rainfall usually falls in September and October. At this time the sky pours out a huge amount of water, and the roads and lanes sometimes turn into rivers. But don't worry: the rains are short, the water quickly goes away and everything dries quickly, but after a couple hours of rain and not a trace remains.

Whatever the weather was, to avoid health problems, do not forget to drink enough liquid of course, observing the necessary precaution not to drink tap water.

The seasons Bangkok by months*

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Weather in Bangkok and forecast

Погода в Бангкоке

Time in Bangkok

The time difference in Bangkok and Moscow is +4 hours in winter and summer.

Current time in Bangkok:

Useful tips for Bangkok

In the international airport of Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi is possible to obtain tourist information in Russian. Tourist centre providing help in ten languages, including Russian, is located on the first floor of the passenger terminal.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 07:19
In vain You so adamantly! We were at Siam Park! It is with great pleasure spent the day. It's a decent water Park and a lot more often. ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 07:21
Although, if we talk about a water Park in Pattaya (the hotel Pattaya Park) it sucks! Don't even waste time on it! here there is certainly nothing to do! ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 21:20
Royal Palace-we loved it! But it is not like the flocks of Chinese people there! Endless crowds of the ubiquitous Chinese... I Wonder if it's just us, since they were not lucky?! ...
admin 08 Feb 2015, 06:49
Always in the Palace of many people, even pictures can't do that without crowds in the frame. Incidentally, not only the Chinese, but the local and from around the country a lot. ...
Guest 12 Sep 2017, 17:13
Prompt, please, what sights within walking distance from the Baiyok Sky? Want to stay there for a couple of nights in the beginning of the trip, and at the end of the trip for another couple of nights in some cheap hotel in the center. And I can not understand, in what places where best to go :( ...
admin 12 Sep 2017, 17:51
Hello! The area around Baiyoke sky is my favorite, not counting Kosana. I almost always stop there when one can visit in Bangkok, so happened. So this area know very well. The neighborhood is fun, full of shopping malls and street trading, but within walking distance there, except the lookout on the Baiyoke. Although, in principle, on foot I easily reached the temple, penis Shrine and Erawan Shrine, during a walk in the district it is not noticeable.
The main attractions of Bangkok are located in a completely different part in the Ratanakosin district of the Peninsula, where it is the Royal Palace. View our map with attractions for reference only, disable the display of hotels to not interfere. From the area near the Baiyoke can be reached only by bus, which is not so easy the first time in Bangkok. Another option to get to the canal to catch a boat to the end (about the boats we have here ... -transport), and thence to walk in the direction of the Royal Palace, and along the way a lot of things you can grab, right to go decently.
You let's take a look at the map yourself, think for a bit, and when the mind something to emerge, ask more questions, and after all, just do not tell me, Bangkok is very large and very complex.
And yet, on the way back, it makes sense to stay in Khao San road, there's a lot you can see on foot or by taxi, all nearby. ...
Guest 12 Sep 2017, 19:40
Thank you. And about the Dusit Palace have anything to tell you about it, nothing is written.
If you were at the zoo - if there's a Koala?
And is it true that rooms in the Baiyoke sky which are in heaven, and outer areas have Windows with grids? Which interfere with the review, like the reviews where I saw it. And how far is it from the hotel pier to the boat to the Palace to go, or as from the hotel to the Grand Palace to get there? Buses afraid to run into traffic. ...
admin 14 Sep 2017, 04:52
Yes not all information will be soon updated and added new attractions, and yet there are...
The complex of Dusit Palace I'm not very impressed, but the principle is interesting and worth a visit. But most of all liked the main Palace, the throne room like it is called, precisely I do not remember now, it is necessary for the photo to watch to remember. In General, this is a beautiful white Palace, inside of which a huge exhibition of jewelry and other expensive belongings of the Royal family. Though I am not a fan of honking, it was like, and looked with great pleasure. There are audio guides in Russian, tell you about each exhibit or section. There is a lot of hear a lot about "wings of beetle".
About the Windows in Baiyoke have no idea, not lived there, I think that the price is too high, but you can read for yourself the reviews about the hotel on the booking site - ... id=1447726
From Baiyoke to the canal nearby, 20 minutes leisurely walk. When you know what exactly is in the Baiyoke stop, I will write you how to go to the nearest landing on the boat. But it's still not a way every day to go to the Palace district because the boats only go to the place near the Temple of the Golden mount, and on foot. On the boat one or two times you can travel to on foot to explore on the way to the Palace to other places.
There is, incidentally, another way to get to without traffic jams. The metro station is Taksin, if I am not mistaken the ride in the area is 80 baht, and then along the chaophraya river on the Shuttle boat directly to the Palace. I did the route this way: reach the channel to the Temple of the Golden mount, walk from there to the Palace with a tour of places along the way, visit the Palace, the Temple of Lying ...
Guest 26 Dec 2017, 16:48
You have written that in the Royal Palace some rooms are open, Yes guys there is not open! Only outside to watch, plus the Museum of weapons, where some peaks. Like our Kalash do not buy, of course.
There are open temples and Palace there !!! ...
admin 26 Dec 2017, 18:09
Well, all right, available to visitors of the temples and pagodas. Part of the Palace is closed to tourists, there's also the king family is, it's sacred for Thais. ...