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If you’re considering traveling to Bangkok this year, you’re in for a real treat. With its rich culture and amazing food, Bangkok is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. 

This guide will take you through some of the best things to see and do in the city to make the most out of your trip. Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, or simply delicious food, Bangkok has something for everyone. So, start planning your trip today!

When is the Best Time to Visit Bangkok?

Bangkok Bridge

One of the considerations you might not have made when considering visiting Bangkok would be the best time to visit. The time of year you visit Bangkok will impact your experience there, so you should choose the best time to visit. 

  • The quiet time: If you aren’t much of a people person and don’t want to be surrounded by fellow travelers, the best time to visit Bangkok would be between June and October. This is the low season. You have until the beginning of November before it starts getting busy again. 
  • The fun time: If you don’t mind high temperatures, one of the best times to visit Bangkok would be between March and May. The temperature can exceed 40 degrees Celcius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) during this time. This is also when the city becomes a massive water fight since it’s the Thai New Year. 
  • The busy time: However, if you are one of the tourists that enjoy mingling with other tourists and being in the center of the hustle and bustle, November and February would be the best time to visit. However, save up; it gets more expensive this time of the year. 

Which are Thailand’s Neighboring Islands?

Me enjoying the AMAZING sunset on Sairee beach- Koh Tao.

Even though you might be visiting Bangkok, you might also want to consider visiting the nearby beautiful Thai islands. That said, you might not know which islands are there or which are the best to visit. 

  • Koh Tao: Koh Tao is one of the more popular islands in Thailand, and you can find dive shops, nightspots, and restaurants here. There are many ways to get to Koh Tao, including bus, train, ferry, or plane. Be ready for an entire day of driving if you decide to take the bus. 
  • Koh Samet: If you enjoy art or history over nightlife, you should consider making Koh Samet one of your island stops. On this island, you can see some of the most amazing statues, including the mermaid statues on Sai Kaew Beach. 
  • Koh Kut: On the other hand, if you thoroughly enjoy nature, Koh Kut or Koh Kood is the island for you. You can explore some of this island’s most beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and jungles. 

How to Change Currency

One of the most important things you will need to know is how to change the currency. In Thailand, the currency is called the Thai Baht (THB). If you aren’t particularly fussy, you can exchange your currency at the airport when you arrive. 

However, there are many currency exchange businesses within the airport if you want to get the most out of your money. These include Twelve Victory, SuperRich, Value Plus, Happy Rich, Happy Rich Plus, Travelex, and more. You might want to visit multiple exchanges to compare what you will get back. Alternatively, you could withdraw from an ATM if you aren’t too bothered.

Where Should You Stay?

Bangkok Tree House

The last thing you need to do before visiting Bangkok is to figure out where you will stay. There are many factors to take into consideration. Is there public transport? Is there a lot of traffic? Are there any stores nearby? 

Two of the best places to stay for those visiting Bangkok for the first time would be in Sukhumvit or Siam. These areas are close to food, shopping, and transportation. You should avoid staying in the Suvarnabhumi area because of the traffic from tourists arriving and leaving. 

Unless you like the tourist vibe, of course!

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