If your trip to Bangkok is all organized but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Your friends and family will definitely be green-eyed with envy when you share with them all the great photos of you at Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha. And after they’ve finished hearing all your stories about Grand Palace and Wat Arun, they’ll be rushing to book their own trip to Bangkok!Explore the best of what this place has to offer by adding Siam Paragon Mall and Siam Center to your itinerary. If you’ve got an extra day or two to spare, check out Pratunam Market and MBK Center as well.Not too far from the city center, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall is one spot you might like to consider adding to your must-see list. If you still have space on your travel schedule, Victory Monument and CentralWorld Shopping Complex will keep you amused as well.
After spending lots of time mingling with like-minded people, it’s always great to know you can relax and unwind somewhere nearby. If you’re traveling to Bangkok primarily for work, here are some of the top convention centers that are close to hotels, cafés and restaurants:
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (2 miles away).
Thailand Cultural Center (3 miles away).
Navy Hall (3 miles away).
With big-name attractions like Grand Palace and Wat Pho, it’s no wonder Bangkok is a destination on many bucket lists. But if you intend to hit the roads of this vibrant metropolis, it’s better to think small. A compact rental car will have you zooming about the hectic streets and parking will be a snap. If you’re daunted by big-city driving, there’s a good deal to explore farther afield. Slide behind the wheel of a four-wheel drive or an SUV and take in the picturesque coral reefs that Thailand is renowned for.
First of all, there’s a wide variety of both economy and luxury vehicles to rent in Bangkok. What you opt for is largely dependent on what you’re willing to spend as well as what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you want to treat yourself, why not go for a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get from A to B at the cheapest price possible, maybe go for a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
The left-hand side of the road is where you’ll be driving in Bangkok. Take note that the controls of your rental vehicle here, like the steering wheel, will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
It can be. Driving around the block searching for a place to park is all part of the fun in Bangkok. Getting within walking distance of the top sights is easier if you plan ahead.
Before and after work is when Bangkok roads are at their worst, so avoid driving then if you can. Cruising around a city of 5,104,500 people is loads of fun, but not when you’re caught in a traffic jam.
While navigating through the streets of Bangkok, keep in mind that the speed limits generally range from 60km/h to 120km/h. Most residential areas are 60km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Usually, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to the relevant local agency so they can send a fine straight to you.
As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while cruising in your car around Bangkok. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
While behind the wheel in Bangkok, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Thinking of having a couple of glasses of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes you can. But before you turn, you must stop the vehicle completely and only proceed if the lane is clear.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Thailand.