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Wat Benjamaborphit, Bangkok, Thailand


Bangkok needs little introduction and is one of the world’s most exciting cities. Wonderful hotels, great shopping – both local and international, where a shimmering Grand Palace sits alongside smaller, hidden temples and colourful markets all jostle for space in this eclectic city. Bangkok should be included for at least a night or two as part of your journey to Thailand.

Amongst the thriving streets are many fascinating temples, Buddhist statues and ancient ruins. Thailand was never colonised and Bangkok showcases the true grit and determination of the Thais and the country as a whole.

A true example of the force of modernisation in the East: a vast metropolis of modern skyscrapers and luxury brands blending with local houses, riverside markets and palaces.

Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

A little more about Bangkok

All too often Bangkok is used as a quick stopping point between holidays to other regions of Thailand and South East Asia, however, to not spend a few days exploring is to miss out on the very essence of Thailand. Yes, it is busy, sometimes dirty and always on the go but finding a peaceful temple, a backstreet cafe and a colourful flower market, not to mention some of the best shopping in Asia, make Bangkok a great city for those who enjoy the buzz and atmosphere of city life.


What do you really love doing? We’ll tailor your itinerary to suit you.

Take the Sleeper Train

Journey on the local overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or treat yourself to Eastern & Oriental’s journey to Singapore.

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Thai Boxing Lessons

Stay at The Siam hotel and have a private Thai Boxing lesson, known locally as Muay Thai.

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Sample Street Food

Spend an evening in Bangkok with a private guide for the chance to sample some of the countries tastiest street food.

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UNESCO Ayutthaya

Visit the former capital of Ayutthaya exploring temples and daily river life from a private rice barge, before returning to Bangkok by road.

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Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

Rise early and visit Pak Khlong Talat. Bangkok’s biggest flower market has a rich history and is a colourful and fascinating place in the early hours when huge deliveries of fresh flowers arrive.

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Cruise Bangkok’s Canals

Explore the canals of Bangkok by long tailed boat – James Bond style.

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Loy Krathong Festival

Visit Bangkok during Loy Krathong, a time when locals gather waterside to release candle-lit lotus shaped rafts in respect of the goddess of water. A picturesque scenes when canals and rivers across the country flicker with light.

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Explore Chinatown

Spend a few hours exploring the vibrant streets of Chinatown in Bangkok.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.

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Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route.

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz. Later, my father’s postings took us to Nepal where we had to transit Delhi and Kathmandu where we were sometimes stranded for days and Hong Kong from where I travelled in 1983 through China for two months.

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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …

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