Bangkok welcomes over 21 million visitors a year, making it the most visited city in the world, but it is easy to see how the heart of Thailand came to hold this impressive title. Whether you are drawn to this exotic kingdom for its temples or palaces, bustling colourful streets or flavourful markets, you will need somewhere to rest your head. Likibu offers a vast selection of apartments and holiday homes for rent, which will allow you to find your sanctuary in this vibrant location.
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Visit Bangkok, the golden urban jungle!
From the golden tones of the Wat Arun Ratchawararam to the rainbow coloured Khaosan Road which is bursting with neon lights and fruit markets, Bangkok is a dream destination for millions of people across the globe, making it the ultimate destination to choose a holiday apartment in Thailand. Whatever your reason for congregating in this exotic city, finding the ideal accommodation is vital, so browse the many holiday rentals available for every budget here today, and get ready for a fast-paced Asian adventure.
When to go?
Despite the evident mass of visitors which continue to flock to the Thai capital, one of Bangkok's greatest assets is that the climate remains pleasant throughout the year. The less populated months of November and April may be slightly colder, but they are almost certainly going to stay dry so that you will still be able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor attractions. Don't forget that Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, meaning rentals are guaranteed to sell out in the summer months of June and July, which attract even more crowds than usual, and temperatures reach up to 34 degrees.
How to get there?
Located in the south west of Thailand, the easiest way to reach the capital from the UK is by air. With four daily flights from London Heathrow, you can fly directly into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport in just 11 and a half hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Manchester, Cardiff or Glasgow, by connecting to Bangkok from a connection in, Abu Dhabi, Doha or Helsinki. Once you arrive in Suvarnabhumi Airport, it will take between half an hour to an hour to reach Bangkok centre, as you land 30 kilometres east of the centre by rail, rental car or taxi.
If you are already backpacking around Thailand, Bangkok is an unmissable destination on everybody's bucket list, so don't pass up the opportunity to visit this bustling capital, from wherever you are in the country. Take a flight from your holiday villa in Ko Samui and touch down in Bangkok in just over an hour. Flights from Phuket City take a similar amount of time, though you can always catch a connecting train with some forward planning, especially if you have some time on your hands.
Where to stay in Bangkok?
Just like every great city, Bangkok has a popular nightlife scene which attracts enthusiasts from across the country and the entire world, and the hip district of Sukhumvit stands out against the rest for being the best. There is an apartment for every budget in this vibrant district, so you can stay out until dawn and immerse yourself in Sukhumvit's countless restaurants, bars and clubs. You may be surprised at the affordable cost of a holiday rental here, so spend your savings from avoiding a hotel room in the region's eateries to truly get to know the beating heart of Bangkok.
Think of Bangkok, and you will undoubtedly picture images of flavourful markets which are filled with vibrant Thai materials which attract shoppers and photographers from every corner of the world. Pratunam is known to be the home of the most famous market in the city, but choosing a holiday home or apartment in this area does not limit you to just a market however, as you can wake up in a room with a view of Bangkok's domineering skyline, including the neighbouring Baiyoke Sky Hotel which stretches 88 storeys above the region.
The old city of Rattanakosin is the place you should stay if you are visiting Bangkok for its grand and famous palaces and temples, as here is where you can discover The Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew, to name just a few. Book a self-catered apartment rental or one of the many guesthouses, which is the perfect opportunity to try out some traditional Thai cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere.
Undoubtedly home to the most fabulous shops in the whole of Bangkok, Siam is a cosmopolitan dream which is bursting with shopping malls, designer boutiques and cafes for when you have shopped until you drop. Continue to enjoy the established atmosphere of Siam and secure a luxury apartment rental overlooking Siam Square, which the local university students have transformed into a vibrant area.
You will have seen the dramatic Riverside view of Bangkok in a million photographs before visiting, so why not wake up in a room with a world-famous view and choose an apartment by the edge of the water. Known also for its like to the city's rich history, the river has stood the test of time and seen many changes over its landscape over the years, from the early temples to the contemporary modern structures, so stay here to learn more about how Bangkok has evolved to make it the city it is today.
The business area by day and red light district by night, Silom is an interestingly diverse place to choose a holiday rental, as you really can experience the many changing sides of this wonderfully unique city. Silom is a high-rise paradise, meaning a home-stay in this neighbourhood will almost certainly place you in a room which towers above the rest of Bangkok. The nightlife does not necessarily have to be sleazy, however, as Silom hosts some of the most hidden and secretly outstanding restaurants in the whole of Bangkok.
What activities to do?
The Grand Palace
The name of Bangkok's most famous attraction is pretty self-explanatory, as this stunning collection of temples is one of the most known sites on the planet. The site, which has been home to the Thai monarchy since the eighteen century, is a beautiful collection of halls, courtyards, temples and gardens. It is here where you can visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which remains one of Thailand's most famous icons.
Explore Chatuchak Market
Every weekend, over 8000 stalls ascend into one giant square, resulting in 27 acres of plants, clothing, food, drinks and unique souvenirs in one vibrantly colourful space. You will not be able to leave the market without sampling some local cuisine or picking up something rare to remember your trip.
Spend an afternoon in The Bangkok National Museum
Your cultural experiences do not need to end after exploring the opulent palaces, as The Bangkok National Museum is yet another impressive landmark which boasts a collection of traditional Thai art royal artefacts. It is worth remembering that the museum guide delivers a tour in English on a Thursday, which will highlight the full extent of the cultural glory which you are surrounded by.
Take a cruise down the Chao Phraya River
Known as ‘The Venice of the East', Bangkok's greatest secret is the efficient waterways which all feed into each other, and the Chao Phraya River. From the water, you can experience Bangkok in a whole new light, as you pass through every district and capture breath-taking views which are only possible from the waves.
Shop in Siam Paragon
Whether you love to shop or not, you cannot deny that the Siam Paragon is an exciting label paradise which is home to the most recognised designers from across the globe. This mall is worth visiting, even if you do not plan on indulging in any retail therapy, as you can still explore the Royal Paragon Exhibition Hall, catch a film in the luxury cinema, or choose from the countless restaurants on the fourth floor.
Enjoy a Thai massage
The hustle and bustle of the world's busiest city is enough to make anybody crave some time to breathe, and there is no better way to rejuvenate than in the birthplace of the Thai massage. Prices for various treatments are known to be incredibly cheap, especially in local massage shops, with masseurs focusing on the pressure points of your body to make sure you come away feeling completely renewed.