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Bangkok. How to get to the capital of Thailand and when to go


Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, located along the Chao Phraya River near the Gulf of Thailand. It is one of the largest cities in the world, with 9 million inhabitants, as well as the busiest. It is a rapidly growing city, a favorite tourist destination, but with a precarious infrastructure.

Bangkok is the obligatory stopover for all those heading to Thailand. Thanks to the presence of one of the most important international airports, the capital is one of the most easily accessible Asian cities for Western tourists.

A typically tropical city, where all the strengths and weaknesses of a large metropolis coexist. The traffic, the pollution and the sometimes unbearable heat (it is one of the hottest cities in the world!), Contrast with the numerous tourist attractions.

You can visit the temples Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha); the sumptuous Royal Palace, Wimanmek Golden Teak Palace (teak palace converted into a museum). And, again, the Suan Pakkad palace, the Wat Trai MiBangkok temple and the National Museum. Chao Sarn Road, the road of young people and hippies …




The plane, of course, is the ideal solution to reach the city. Considering the issues, for Westerners it is probably the only way to reach the capital.

The capital is served by two major airports. Don Mueang, until 2006 was the only airport in the Thai capital. Air traffic was reduced with the inauguration of the new Suvarnabhumi airport, which was originally supposed to replace it entirely. Today Don Mueang airport is used almost exclusively for internal flights.

Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport is the most important airport in Thailand, as well as one of the most important and busiest in all of Southeast Asia. It is the hub of Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines. Inaugurated in 2006, the works began in 2002, completed in less than 4 years, spending insane amounts and becoming the symbol of the country’s political corruption. From here, every day, numerous planes depart which connect the country with the main European destinations.

By taxi or, alternatively, with the comfortable (and cheaper) Airport Rail Link train, you can easily reach the center. There is also a bus connection between the two airports (line 554 expressway).


The suffocating heat is one of the peculiarities of the Thai capital, considered one of the hottest cities in the world!

Always sunny, it has temperatures above 30 degrees throughout the year, and an incredibly high humidity level. This, combined with pollution and traffic, contributes to a real sense of oppression. March, April and most of May are to be avoided as they are the hottest months. Furthermore, May and October are the wettest months and heavy thunderstorms often occur.

The best time to go on vacation is between November and February: the coolest months (so to speak!).


Remember to pack very light clothes (preferably linen) in your suitcase, avoiding synthetic fabrics. However, remember to avoid low-cut dresses when entering temples (no skirts and pants that are too short). Always remember to drink plenty of (bottled!) Water.

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