Thailand is well known for its tourism industry, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region with an average of over 12 million visitors per year. There are a lot of world-class tourists that have been bestowed upon this beautiful country such as: “Golden Pagoda,” “Paradise of Shopping,” “Shopping Paradise”, ” friendly smile “… You will be very excited to travel to Thailand by the beautiful scenery, magnificent temple system, magnificent entertainment, bustling festivals and especially countless shopping opportunities are available at busy shopping malls.
1. Climate in Bangkok
The climate of Thailand is tropical monsoon with four distinct seasons: dry season lasts from January to February, hot season from March to May, rainy season from June to October, cool season from November to December. The average temperature in Thailand is quite high, the temperature usually ranges from 32 degrees Celsius in December and up to 35 degrees Celsius in April. So be smart when you decide to travel to Bangkok.
2. Procedures for entry and customs when travel to Bangkok
• You should have a cooperative attitude with the immigration authorities of your home country. They have the right to refuse entry if you do not cooperate, whether you have full entry papers.
• Thailand does not limit the amount of foreign currency brought from abroad. Travelers can also bring foreign currency out of Thailand, but no more than the amount declared in the customs declaration upon entry.
• Tax and Currency Regulations: You are permitted to bring in duty-free cigarettes containing 200 cigarettes and one liter of wine. Weapons, drugs … are strictly prohibited. Travelers’ checks and foreign currency bills are brought into Thailand but must be declared.
3. Travel to Bangkok
Many airlines have flights from Vietnam to Bangkok, round-trip fare as follows:
• Hanoi – Bangkok route: From 4 to 9 million VND (Vietnam Airlines), 3 to 5 million VND (VietJetAir), 4 to 8 million VND (Air Asia).
• Sai Gon – Bangkok route: 4 to 8 million VND (Vietnam Airlines), 3 to 4 million VND (VietJetAir), 3 to 5 million VND (Air Asia), 5 to 7 million VND (JetStar).
You should especially watch Air Asia’s fares because it regularly offers attractive fare promotions for flights to Bangkok. Saving up some money for your travel to Thailand is also a good idea. Transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok
There are 3 main ways to travel between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and the central Bangkok area:
• First way: Airport Rail Link
This is a special tram service that runs from Suvarnabhumi to Bangkok and vice versa, operating from 6am to midnight. There are two direct routes called SA Express with the time between two locations is from 15 to 18 minutes, one way ticket is 150 baht. There is also a slower City Line, which stops at six stations on the itinerary but has a total travel time of only 30 minutes, one way ticket is 45 baht. If you do not want to go to the last station then the fare is 15 baht per station. Choose the best transportation when travel to Thailand also helps you to enjoy the vacation better.
The two express lines of Airport Rail Link bring you straight to the Phetchaburi Station MRT Station and Skytrain BTS Skytrain Station. The City Line passes through 6 stations, bringing you to the terminal is BTS Phayathai Station. When leaving the customs area at Suvarnabhumi Airport, go down to the basement level on the first floor to find the Airport Rail Link and buy tickets there.
• The second way: Taxi
Taxis run from Suvarnabhumi to Bangkok 24 hours a day and this mean of transport is also a common way when travel to Thailand. When you take a taxi, you will pay the following fees: a tip for the driver about 50 baht, the toll and the taxi fee displayed on the display in front of the driver. In addition to these, you will need to pay between 350 and 400 baht for a 40-minute taxi ride from Suvarnabhumi to central Bangkok. However, let’s calculate the time widely because in Bangkok, traffic jams are common.
The taxi station is located at Entry Level 4 on the first floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport.
• The third way: Bus
The direct bus route from Suvarnabhumi to Bangkok is no longer available, so you can only use one of the regular buses. Buses are the cheapest mean of transport when travel to Thailand. Bus hours are from 4, 5 am to 10 pm, 11 pm. A total of 11 routes run to Bangkok and the surrounding areas, of which two are particularly convenient:
Line 551 – Suvarnabhumi Airport – Victory Monument
Line 552 – Suvarnabhumi Airport – Skytrain On Nut BTS Station
These routes take about 1 hour to reach the terminal in the inner city of Bangkok. There is also a line running from Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang Domestic Airport for those who wish to move to other provinces of Thailand by low cost airlines:
Line 554 – Suvarnabhumi Airport – Don Muang Airport
You can also take the free shuttle bus between the 2nd and 3rd entrances (2nd floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Don Muang Airport. Note that if you want to board this shuttle bus must be available for tickets to the Don Muang travel to Thailand.
Bus fares range from 24 to 70 baht, depending on the type of bus (public bus or public van) and station you stop. To catch the bus, you need to catch a shuttle bus on the 2nd floor (port 5) or 1st floor (gates 3 and 8) to the Public Transport Center and catch the bus from there.
4. Destinations when travel to Bangkok
4.1 Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is one of the most notable cultural attractions in Bangkok that you must visit when travel to Thailand. The Palace is a magnificent architectural complex, composed of three main areas: the Royal Palace, Royal Office and temples with 3 typical towers, curved roofs and pointed peaks. This place has a special feature, not easy to fade in the minds of visitors, there are the yellow tower, golden temple. At any time, especially the sunset, the bustling Yellow Palace, shining glittering a city skyline by the light of 24 carat gold leaf in the tower. Right at the main gate is a large guard with a large, elite, well-trained royal guard, patrolling night and day.
4.2 Vimanmek Palace
Vimanmek Palace was originally a Royal Palace of Thailand, built by King Rama V in 1901. It is the world’s largest and most beautiful yellow teak building, and the ideal place to avoid the heat of summer when travel to Thailand. Vimanmek has three floors, including 81 rooms, hall and living room. Near the entrance there is a unique collection of thirteen royal chariots from the reign of King Rama V. The Vimanmek Palace was built in 1901 and has since been carefully preserved to promote the the splendor and prosperity of a golden age.
4.3 Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple is the largest temple in Bangkok, located in the historical center of Bangkok (Phra Nakhon), within the grounds of the Royal Palace. This is the place where the most outstanding features of Buddhist temple architecture in Thailand, with many statues and shrines where tourist come the most when travel to Thailand. In it, the Jade Buddha is the largest, dignified, sacred, covering the religious atmosphere. Outside the statue holds the door higher than the real person. On the pedestal made of gold 2m high gold is the altar of the Buddha is carved from a pure jade block, 66cm high. The Jade Buddha statue is the most important statue to the Thai people, is the supreme symbol of the King of Thailand.