Visit Bangkok the flamboyant city
Fast-paced, electric, awake, the Thai capital fascinates by its image between tradition and modernity. The different universes overlap without marring the urban harmony of this megalopolis of 8 million inhabitants.
The harmony of contrasts
Discover the one nicknamed the Venice of Asia. Its floating markets offer a festival of colors and scents in an exhilarating atmosphere. You will be able to admire the main monuments of the city, including Wat Pho which hosts the famous temple of the reclining Buddha.
The old and peaceful districts are home to narrow streets, Buddhist temples, and small shops, while the business district concentrates ultra-design shopping malls, streamlined skyscrapers, including the Baiyoke Tower which overlooks the city from its 88 floors.
The most beautiful neighborhoods to visit in Bangkok
Discover Bangkok's most atypical neighborhoods, from the city center to Chinatown.
Phra Nakhon and the Royal Palace
One of the oldest districts in the city and certainly one of the most spectacular. Every year, millions of tourists flock to its streets to admire the city's royal palace and the many nearby temples. Do not forget to visit the monuments of the city: the Bangkok swing or the monument of democracy, one of the emblems of the city.
Khao San Road
With its many hostels and guest houses, the Khao San Road area has become one of the most popular meeting points for backpackers from all over the world. Discover the effervescence of this district by passing in front of the street-food stands, cocktail bars or nightclubs. Take the opportunity to treat yourself to a relaxing moment in one of the many massage parlours in the area.
Bangkok's Chinatown has kept its commercial ties with China intact. Here, restaurants will serve you typical Chinese dishes and gold and jade stores dot Yaowarat, the district's main thoroughfare. During the day, bustling markets await you.
The floating markets of Damnoen Saduak
The floating markets of Damnoen Saduak on the khlong (canals) of the Chao Praya River are a sight to behold. The ballet of boats starts early in the morning offering a festival of colors, smells and smiles. The endless coming and going of sampans and dugout canoes on the canals to offer their cargo of items to the people at the quay or on board.
Activities to do in Bangkok
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Take a ride on the Chao Phraya Express
To discover the soul of Bangkok, there's nothing like a ride on its mythical river the Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, and its canals. Let yourself be tempted by the city's waterways by taking the Chao Phraya Express, which links Wat Ratchasingkhon in the south to Nonthaburi in the north. The ride allows you to retrace the contours of the old neoclassical district, Chinatown, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the incredible Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew temples. Here, contemplate the architecture of these buildings endowed with incomparable elegance!
Discover Thai flavours on a shopping day.
Dreaming of a skewer of grilled and marinated chicken, sipping an energy drink to continue your journey in one of the most fabulous megacities in the world? Stalls on every street corner, where they cook fresh and tasty food right on the pavement. Small fritters, curry dishes, fruits and local beer! Discover Bangkok and awaken your taste buds!
Don't miss the Chatuchak market which is full of souvenir items, silks, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and clothes from young designers.
Give yourself a zen and well-being session
Fancy some serenity in this constantly hectic city? What could be more relaxing than a moment at the spa or even a massage after a day of shopping? Opt for a healing Thai massage, very appreciated by the locals.
Or let yourself be tempted by a spa session offered in the many salons that are found in the streets of Bangkok. Because a trip to Bangkok is also about treating yourself to a relaxing stay!
Visit the Baiyoke Tower
The largest skyscraper, located in the center, overlooks Bangkok from its eighty-eight floors. Below, you can see the city and its Chao Phraya River. On its right bank, the traditional district, that of the origins of the city, with its network of canals. On its left bank, the business center, the residential districts, the temples of shopping, and the towers with ultra design architecture.
Coming to Bangkok
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Map of Bangkok
How to get to Bangkok
Go to Bangkok from Noumea
To easily reach Bangkok from Noumea, check out our Flight Noumea Bangkok page.
Average flight time:
The shortest flight time for a Noumea Bangkok trip is 19 hours with stopovers in Australia and Malaysia. Travel time may vary depending on your itinerary. Flights beyond the Aircalin network are operated by our partner airlines.
It is 4 hours earlier in Bangkok, Thailand than in Noumea, New Caledonia.
When to go to Bangkok
When is the best time to visit Bangkok?
Bangkok has a tropical climate. This means there are two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season.
The best time to visit is Bangkok is :
The dry season: from November to February. This will allow you to avoid the hot rainy season, during which the inhabitants sometimes live with their feet in the water because of the heavy rainfall.