A Comprehensive Guide to Bangkok – capital of Thailand

Welcome to your travel and hotel guide to Bangkok – The capital city of Thailand. This is an online guide made solely by people living in the Kingdom.

Bangkok Thailand Travel Guide

Here you will find both general city information and many useful travel tips. You can also book a hotel room safely from our hotel booking page and we are able to offer very competitive prices. Navigate the website with the tabs at the top. Thank you for visiting us!

The City don't Sleep

Bangkok is one of the hottest capital cities in the world in more than a single aspect. Here you are able to experience world class dining in Thai and International restaurants, do some really affordable shopping, enjoying metropolitan nightlife in clubs, bars and discotheques that will make also the most experienced globetrotter to smile a typical Thai smile. Welcome to the City of Angels!

A few Bangkok Facts

Bangkok became the capital city of Thailand in April 21, 1782. The city is located in the heart of the very central part of Thailand and is a natural hub between Northern and Southern Thailand.

  • Name in Thai: Krung Thep (City of Angels)
  • In Thai language: บางกอก or: กรุงเทพมหานคร
  • Inhabitants: More than 12 million people
  • Location: Central area, close to Gulf of Thailand
  • Area: 1,568.737 km²
  • Settled: During the Ayutthaya period
  • Became capital: 1782
  • Short name: BKK

Hotels in Bangkok

We offer one of the largest selection of hotels and rooms in Bangkok on the internet. Affordable prices and fast service are our mottos. Do not risk dealing with agents that are not reliable.

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Hotel Tip of the Month

We really would like to recommend Viva Garden which is one of the best 4-star hotels in Bangkok. The place has a swimming pool, restaurant, fitness room, children play room, business center, sauna and free Wi-Fi.

What do the Thais Say?

Bangkok's real name is actually Krung Thep (กรุงเทพฯ in Thai), which means the City of Angels. This is an abbreviation and the original, long name is considered to be the longest town name in the world.

The Bangkok Weather

A combination of high humidity and temperature makes Bangkok a really hot city most of the year. A hotel with pool and air conditioned rooms are two solutions.

December to March is considered as the “cool” season in the capital. The thermometer usually shows 25-28 degrees Celsius, during the day.

The rainy season is unusually rather long in Bangkok. Statistically, it extends from May to October. But the showers are often short and refreshing in an otherwise hot metropolis!