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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.


Loy Krathong Festival

Visit Bangkok during the Loy Krathong, when the canals and rivers flicker.

Explore Chinatown

Spend a few hours exploring the vibrant streets of Chinatown.

Muay Thai 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

Take a private guide for an evening of local street food.


Visit the former capital of Ayutthaya, travelling one way by boat.

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Pak Khlong Talad Market

Wake up very early and visit Pak Khlong Talad – Bangkok’s biggest flower market.

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Cruise Bangkok’s Canals

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

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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

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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Why Choose Steppes?

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