Bangkok: General information, weather, seasons, time in 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.
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.
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.
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*
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Weather in Bangkok and forecast
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.