Holiday Packages in Bangkok
Bangkok is rich in history and culture, making it a great holiday destination. It is a cosmopolitan city that operates at a fast pace, but there are plenty of peaceful aspects to the city as well. Within Bangkok, there are beautiful temples, palaces, and parks to discover as well as exciting markets and nightlife. Just outside of the city, you can enjoy some incredible Thai nature.
If you are planning a trip to Bangkok, save yourself both time and money by bundling together your hotel and flight bookings. Bangkok holiday packages will take the stress out of searching the web for the best hotel rates and can trim significant money off your booking. Webjet offers Bangkok accommodation and flight packages that can help you make the most of your trip to Thailand. Bangkok packages are ideal for families and groups of travellers, as they can help you save big on large bookings to the city.
Flying to Bangkok
A wide variety of airlines offer flights from New Zealand to Bangkok, Thailand. These include Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Thai Airways, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines. If you are flying from auckland, you can catch a direct flight that will get you to your destination in about 12 hours. Flights from other cities across New Zealand will have at least one stopover, but will still get you to Thailand in no time at all.
When you arrive in Bangkok, the city has two airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK). Each of these airports receives international flights from New Zealand and is located about 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) outside of the city centre.
Where to Stay in Bangkok
Bangkok offers a variety of hotels and guesthouses to its visitors. Many are designed in a contemporary style with elements of traditional Thai design. Travelling from New Zealand, you can get a lot for your money in Bangkok, so you may be able to experience some luxury.
Anajak Bangkok Hotel
This centrally located hotel offers a trendy and sleek design. It is a 5-star luxury resort with rooms starting at $125 NZD per night. A variety of room types are available, all featuring elements of Thai style. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, breakfast and an on-site restaurant, and a great view of the city skyline.
K Home Asok
Located close to the city centre, this budget option will have you feeling at home in Bangkok. The rooms are contemporary and full of natural light, and many come with an outdoor terrace. Lots of attractions are located within easy walking distance, and past guests rave about the location. Rooms at K Home Asok start at $64 NZD per night.
Baan Saladaeng Boutique Guesthouse
Baan Saladaeng is a uniquely designed guesthouse in the heart of the city. Each room is designed in a different style; some look trendy and European, while others are authentically Thai. Some rooms come equipped with a balcony and all rooms have free WiFi and air conditioning. With rooms starting at just $58 NZD per night, the Baan Saladaeng is a bargain.
Things to do in Bangkok
Bangkok is an exciting city that’s rich in history and culture. Canals run through the city, leading to its natural beauty and its nickname “Venice of the East.” Bangkok is loved for its traditional Thai architecture, which you will see examples of all around the city. After a day of exploring, enjoy Bangkok’s epic street food and nightlife scenes.
Thailand is famous for its intricately designed temples. Wat Arun is one of the most famous and is located just 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) outside of Bangkok’s city centre. The temple was named after Aruna, the god of dawn. Wat Arun is covered in porcelain and ceramic tiles that cause it to glow in the sun. It is especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset when golden light reflects off the tiles of the temple.
The Grand Palace
This spectacular palace served as the primary residence for the king of Thailand between 1782 and 1925. The royal family no longer lives in the Grand Palace, but royal ceremonies and events are still held there regularly. Over the years, different kings have added renovations and additions to palace to add a bit of their personal touch. It is made up of elaborate designs and is also home to the Wat Phra Kaew, which is where you’ll find the famous Emerald Buddha.
Bangkok National Museum
Bangkok has a long and interesting history. To learn some more about the city as well as the country of Thailand, head to the Bangkok National Museum. The museum features a range of classic Thai artefacts, including textiles, gold, precious stones, puppets, Kohn masks, and royal funeral chariots. These artefacts have had an impact on Thai culture throughout history and will teach you a lot about the place you are visiting.
Bang Krachao Gardens
While much of Bangkok is fast-paced and busy, there are plenty of peaceful spots to discover as well. The Bang Krachao Gardens are located just outside of the city centre and are made up of tropical jungle, walking trails, and lakes. The gardens border the Chao Phraya River, where you can see stilt houses, which are a common architectural feature in Thailand. The park is a favourite among locals when they want to relax and enjoy nature.