Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. It is located in the central part of the country and is the first stop for most tourists. It is not only the country’s transportation hub, the location where cuisine from all around the world and large shopping malls can be found. The city of Bangkok is very large, but the main sights are concentrated on both sides of the Chao Phraya River, while food and shopping is concentrated on the area where Siam Square is located. The suburbs of Bangkok are mainly worth a visit to go to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the Maeklong Railway Market. Most attractions in the suburbs can be reached within 1-2 hours, making them feasible options for day trips.
Within 2-6 hours of Bangkok, visitors can reach Thailand's former ancient capital city, Pattaya, which is famous for its cabaret shows and nightlife; Hua Hin, a beachfront resort town; Koh Samet, an excellent destination for water activities, and Koh Chang, a tropical beach town.
Tourists generally choose to spend 2-4 days in Bangkok. In 2 days, most of the important sights in the city can be visited, while the remaining two days can be used for leisurely activities, such as shopping and relaxing.
Bangkok is hot throughout the year, with summer lasting from February to April, the rainy season lasting from May to October, and the cool season from November to January. The annual average temperature is 27.5°C and the annual precipitation is 1500mm. June is the hottest year and daily highs often reach 35°C. The most comfortable period of the year is the cool season, which has an average monthly temperature of 17°-24°C and many blooming flowers. The cool season may very well be the best time to visit Bangkok.
Bangkok is a city with many historical buildings, traditional floating markets, emerging shopping paradises, and natural animal parks. As a well-developed tourist city, Bangkok has a large number of hotels and can meet a variety of different accommodation requirements. Those who like to shop can choose to stay in places like Siam and Sukhumvit. Those keen on historical architecture can stay near the Grand Palace and visit Bangkok's main attractions on foot. Khao San Road is a gathering place for backpackers because of its low prices. Travelers who prefer high-end hotels can choose the riverside area where most of the luxury hotels in Bangkok are located.