Travel Guide for Bangkok


This Travel guide for Bangkok Holiday Tours introduces you to the Thai capital and a city for fun-lovers!

Not the extreme kind of fun or the adventurous one (unless it is the gastronomy ones!) - just simply fun - in terms of great food, wonderful shopping, world-famous Thai massages, gorgeous temples, a royal palace and many more wonderful experiences.

The presence of theme parks and attractions such as Madame Tusaauds and Ocean World, further make Bangkok a much more family-friendly holiday destination than Pattaya.

Set on an adventurous course with the street food - it can range from fried cockroaches to pig brain soups and more. Shop at one of the largest weekend markets in the world; get drenched in a wild water-fighting festival that takes over the streets of Bangkok in a frenzy on Thai New Year; and marvel at the exquisiteness of the largest solid gold statue of Buddha at the largest China Town in the world.

As a city, Bangkok has many facets - it is a city that is cool with all genders; it is one of the first countries to come up with the third gender public convenience facilities. It is also a deeply-patriotic city - enough to stop everyone on their tracks, twice daily, for the national anthem and whenever the King's songs play.

Sign up for Bangkok Holiday tours with JetwaysHolidays.com to experience the city to the very soul - before making a headway to Thailand's exotic beaches and party lands. Read this travel guide on Bangkok to get to know more about the popular haunts, top places to visit in Bangkok, the special experiences and the top hotels for your Bangkok holiday tours.

Did you know?

    • Bangkok holds the Guinness World Record for the world's longest name for a place! It's full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. More than a mouthful, huh!
    • The Grand Palace in Bangkok has the longest wall painting in the world - a mural of the Ramayana.
    • The Thai Baht coins are stamped with the imagery of the temples in Bangkok on one side and a profile of the king on the other side. Check if you can see them all!
    • The Thailand National Anthem is played twice every day: at 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM local time. All citizens stop on their tracks to pay respect to it. Anyone not complying can be legally jailed for disregard to the anthem.
    • Before every movie at a theatre or any event, the King's song is played. All attendees are required by law to stand up for the duration of the song.
    • The king is revered in Thailand. Step on any Thai currency or anything else bearing his profile or photograph and you will land straight in jail.
    • It is illegal to leave home without underwear or drive without a shirt in Thailand.
    • Bangkok is home to the largest China Town in the world.
    • The world's largest solid Gold Buddha Statue is in Bangkok. Bangkok's China Town to be precise.
    • Bangkok becomes the venue for the world's largest street water fighting festival every year on the Thai New Year. The festival is called the Songkran Festival.
    • Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is one of the largest weekend markets in the world.