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Bangkok

Fast, fresh and not for the faint-hearted, Bangkok is filled with unrivalled food, charming locals and jaw-dropping ancient temples. Our travel guide is packed with tips on where to visit including the best market stalls, shopping centres that champion Thai talent or a daring tuk-tuk ride to experience this bold and buzzing city.

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Places to stay

From old-world luxury by the river to up-and-coming areas filled with boutique accommodation, Bangkok is one of the best places in the world to find incredible hotels for less than you’d pay in other cities. Just pick the area of this sprawling city that suits you.

After a true Thai neighbourhood? Eclectic galleries, outdoor eateries inspired by international flavours and crowd-free streets, Ari is a trendy local area without a hefty price tag. For regal surrounds and elevated luxury, the grand hotels along the Chao Phraya River are sanctuaries away from the buzz below.

The famed backpacking area of Khao San is full of cheap eats, affordable markets and bars with never-ending happy hours to keep those on a budget content. If you prefer craft cocktail bars mixed with creative restaurants and chic cafes, ThongLor is filled with shiny new hotels and Airbnbs that maintain the area’s charm. To be in the centre of things, you’ll find shopping paradise in downtown’s Sukhumvit and Siam areas.

Things to do

Whether you’re looking to keep up with its fast-paced streets or seek out tranquil spots to take it slow, Bangkok is bursting with tradition and trendsetters. Beat the bustle by waking up early for the Pak Khlong Talat, the 24-hour flower market in Old Town, or grab sweet pancakes for breakfast off the side of a long-boat at the Taling Chan floating market.

Be sure not to miss The Grand Palace, Jim Thompson’s Museum and Wat Arun, each have earned their place on every must-see list in Bangkok. For a chilled afternoon our tip is to take afternoon team at the Authors Lounge in the iconic Oriental Hotel. For a cruisy way to take in the temples and European-style architecture, jump on the Chao Phraya Ferry and spend a day sailing down the river.

If you’re looking to shop til you drop, Chatuchak Weekend Market is a maze of trinkets and vintage treasures or visit the EmQuartier shopping centre in Sukhumvit for a mix of local Thai designers and luxury fashion.

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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

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