Local Guide

There are two sides to Bangkok: one side reflects the ancient soul of Thailand, with its long and fascinating history; the other side is the frenetic modern metropolis that embraces the latest trends, both Eastern and Western.The two sides blend remarkably well - even the most jarring juxtapositions of old and new will start to make sense after a few days - and shrines in front of car dealerships or monks on all manner of public transportation will be sights taken for granted.Bangkok is not only the biggest city in Thailand, but also the most mesmerising, with some of the country's most beautiful temples and shrines.

Local Events

Songkran

Songkran

13 Apr

The fun-filled festival celebrates Thai New Year. Initially a tradition of visiting elders & monks, the modern version includes throwing water, often mixed with chalk, at passersby throughout the country. Beauty pageants and parties are also part of today’s festival.
13 - 15 Apr 2014

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

10 May

Brahmin priests use sacred oxen to forecast the year’s rainfall and harvest in costumed royal pageantry. Farmers then rush in to gather the blessed seeds. This is usually a holiday only for state workers.
10 May 2014

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