Dynamic, exotic and richly cosmopolitan, Bangkok is one of South East Asia’s most vibrant and cherished travel destinations. A city of contrasts, this cultural epicentre and shopping paradise entices millions of travellers each year to its bountiful markets, luxury hotels, stunning scenery and tantalizing cuisine. Where ancient and modern coincide, Bangkok’s glorious golden temples and world-class skyscrapers await. Revel in the frenetic pace as you soak up the sights, shop until you drop then tuk-tuk around town for a zesty slice of Bangkok’s indulgent and risqué nightlife.
Population Approximately 10,500,000
Currency Thai Baht 1 Baht = 100 Satang
Opening hours Shops are generally open Mon-Sat 8 am-9 pm. Banks are generally open Mon-Fri 9.30 am-5 pm except on public and bank holidays. Banks located in major shopping malls are generally open Mon-Sun, 7 days a week, 10 am-7 pm.
Newspapers Bangkok Post, The Nation
Emergency numbers Tourist Police: 1155 Police, Ambulance: 191 Fire Brigade: 199
Tourist information Tourism Authority of Thailand TAT 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Rajatevee, Bangkok, +66 2 250 5500