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Travel to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, with Globehunters and experience the city’s fantastic attractions, nightlife, shopping and street food.
One of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia, Bangkok is full of life, with loads to see and do, no matter what kind of trip you’re looking for.
Some of the main sights include the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings in the centre of the city which is home to the King, and the 9.8ft tall Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit temple.
If you enjoy shopping you’ll be right at home in Bangkok too, whether it’s the street markets selling everything from handcrafted goods and clothes to the open-air riverfront mall Asiatique.
And once the sun goes down, there’s also a great nightlife scene, with rooftop bars, restaurants and nightclubs to explore.
Whether it’s the cheesy bars of Soi Cowboy or the classier cocktail bars, Bangkok will certainly give you a night to remember!
Be sure to check out the more spiritual side of Bangkok once you’ve got over your hangover though, which some beautiful temples to visit (just remember that you’re in a place of worship and be respectful though!).
Get in touch with our friendly and experienced travel team, who will be more than happy to work with you to arrange your flights, hotel and car hire.
If you’re busy planning your trip to Bangkok, here are five of the most important things to know before you leave:Time Difference: UTC +7 hoursCurrency: Baht Native Language: ThaiWeather: Tropical, with a hot, rainy and cool season, but hot temperatures all year-round, ranging from lows of 22°C in December to 35.4°C in April.Sales Tax: 7%
If you’re preparing to fly to Bangkok from Australia, here’s everything you’ll need to know, including flight times and entry requirements.
Direct flights to Bangkok from Australia generally take between seven and ten hours, depending on where about in Australia you’re flying from, with indirect flights obviously taking a little longer too.
You can catch direct flights to Bangkok from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
Australian passport holders can stay in Thailand without a visa for up to 30 days unless you’re travelling for business purposes, in which case you will need a business visa.
You must ensure that you have a return ticket too, as well as six months validity on your passport.
The following airlines currently offer direct flights from Australia to Bangkok:
- Jetstar Airways
- Thai Airways
Bangkok is home to two international airports, but the one which you’ll be arriving at from Australia is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
One of the biggest airports in Southeast Asia, also known as Bangkok Airport, Suvarnabhumi is located in Racha Thewa, about 25km from downtown Bangkok.
The city has extensive public transport, including the Airport Rail link, which takes about 30 minutes to get to the centre of the city, with buses available too.
Here are our picks for the top ten things to try and see and do during your stay in Bangkok:
- Grand Palace
- Khaosan Road
- Wat Phra Kaew
- Wat Arun
- MBK Center
- Golden Buddha
- Yaowarat Road
- Safari World
- Jim Thompson House
If you’re looking to head to Bangkok from Australia, look no further than Globehunters, and get in touch with one of our experienced travel consultants, who will help you to get the very best deal on not just your flights, but hotels and car hire too.
All our bookings are ATOL and IATA protected too, to give you that little bit of extra peace of mind.