Cheap Flights to Bangkok
Book your Flights to Bangkok
The largest city and capital to Thailand, Bangkok is situated southwest in the Chao Phraya River delta close to the Gulf of Thailand. Cheap Flights to Bangkok are in high demand. Bangkok that pulsates day and night with excitement around every corner entertains more visitors than any other city in the world. Indulge your taste buds with local dishes from modest street vendors or have a romantic meal at a rooftop restaurant as you savour the best of eastern cuisine and hospitality. Pamper your tired body with a range of massages from beautiful petite oriental ladies that leave you rejuvenated and brand new to explore the night-life.
Bangkok definitely lives up to its reputation as a travel hotspot in Southeast Asia. The ‘City of Angels’ offers everything from upmarket malls to trendy street markets and a riverside filled with surprises. Its vibrant nightlife never ceases to amaze. And its unending sights and attractions reflect its unique heritage as the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonised by a European power.
Western tourists might be surprised at the lack of traffic jams in Bangkok, thanks to the city’s modern underground and skytrain systems covering a large area. However, visitors can also explore the celebrated riverside area by river taxis or long-tail speedboats. Whether your trip is for leisure or business, Bangkok bursts with exciting opportunities. And thanks to cheap flights from Cape Town to Bangkok, more South Africans than ever can get up close and personal with this magical Southeast Asian country.
Cheap Flights To Bangkok From Cape Town
|Cape Town(CPT) – Bangkok(BKK)||4 Sep||Qatar Airways||R7,609|
|Cape Town(CPT) – Bangkok(BKK)||21 Aug||Emirates||R9,669|
Cheap Flights To Bangkok From Johannesburg
|Johannesburg(JNB) – Bangkok(BKK)||1 Sep||Qatar Airways||R7,049|
Cheap Flights To Bangkok From Durban
|Durban(DUR) – Bangkok(BKK)||12 Sep||Qatar Airways||R7,089|
|Durban(DUR) – Bangkok(BKK)||10 Sep||Emirates||R9,849|
|Durban(DUR) – Bangkok(BKK)||11 Jul||Ethiopian Airlines||R11,869|
Why Visit Bangkok
Why not visit a multi-faceted metropolis dating back to the early 15th century dripping in culture and history with royal palaces, temples and the largest teak building in the world; the river Chao Phraya meandering through and disappearing into the Gulf of Thailand some 25 kilometres south of the city; shopping, dining and a nightlife like nothing you’ve experienced; boat trips down canals with views of traditional architecture and a different way of life; floating markets, silk looms, parks, rice paddies and orchids, why wouldn’t anyone want to visit!
Getting Around Bangkok
There are buses, mini-buses, taxis, tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis, trains and water buses to get you around.
The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) dominates the bus service with concessions granted to private operators. Buses and mini-bus vans service a total of 470 routes throughout the region. A rapid bus transport system owned by the BMA has one line operating from the business district at Sathon to Ratchaphruek on the western side of the city.
Taxis are everywhere and a popular mode of transport and if you need a quick ride somewhere, opt for a motorcycle taxi that you can find at a regulated rank with a fixed or negotiable fare. Taxis have earned a bad reputation for refusing to transport passengers when the destination doesn’t suit them.
Bangkok Train Station (Hau Lamphong) is not complicated with the entrance leading you directly to the ticketing and waiting area. It’s the main railway terminal for travel to northern, eastern and southern Thailand and connects with the ‘MRT’ underground. Time-tables can be seen on two enormous electronic displays in both English and Thai. Ticket fares vary with seating and trains so ensure, before purchasing your ticket, you understand the various options available. First class provides up to 24 single-passenger compartments or seats while second class caters for 26 to 40 seats per compartment. You have a choice of six trains, from fastest to slowest: Special Express; Express; Rapid; Ordinary; Bangkok Commuter and Rural Commuter. Besides destination trains, ‘State Railway of Thailand’ (SRT) has a few one-day excursion trains that travel to major regional attractions. Also provided are overnight excursions perfect for travellers wanting to relax, with time to spare and who enjoy travelling by train. Each trip includes meals, guides and accommodation either on the train or at selected resorts but not included are fees to visit monuments or museums.
A great way to explore and get around Bangkok is with the ‘Bangkok BTS Skytrain’ (BTS). Planned routes allow you to get more out of your BTS-hopping experience with trains arriving every 3 to 6 minutes from 6.30 a.m. to midnight. Comprising two lines, the ‘Silom Line’ runs west to south while the ‘Sukhumvit Line’ runs north to east, connecting at ‘Siam Station’ and interconnecting with the underground MRT at ‘Sala Daeng and ‘Asok’ stations. Be aware that during peak periods, these trains are fairly packed.
Not to be missed is travelling by river boat, be it a river taxi, long tail boat or an express boat. The ‘Express Boat River Taxis’ offer five options with different coloured flags, or no flag, indicating services and stops provided.
Long Tail boats can be hired for private use and offer a more personal journey along the Chao Phraya River and canals.
When you need to get from one side of the river to the other, simply take a ‘River Crossing Ferry’ available at 32 different ferry crossings.
Visitors staying at luxurious 5-Star hotels travel for free in ‘Hotel Shuttle Boats’ that ferry them to and from their hotel to the ‘Sathorn Central Pier’ where the ‘BTS Skytrain’ connects at ‘Saphan Taksin’.
Large ‘Canal Boats’ are found moving up and down Bangkok’s biggest canals, the largest being the ‘Saen Seab’ that divides the ‘Old City’ from Bangkok. These boats, in the early morning and late afternoon, provide a vital link for office workers with little seating available but afford visitors a fascinating glimpse into the everyday lives of Bangkok people.
‘River Cruise’ boats operate from 7 p.m. each night winding past iconic sights with dinner available.
Car rental vehicles are available but it’s not advisable as drivers in Bangkok can be belligerent besides traffic being hectic. If you have to travel by car rather hire a car with a driver for the day.
Top Things To Do In Bangkok
When booking cheap flights to Bangkok, you will have much more to spend on some of the fascinating and truly inimitable activities Thailand’s capital city has to offer. Here are only a few of the top things to do while visiting Bangkok:
• Wat Pho – Bangkok’s largest reclining Buddha;
• Wat Traimit – The 3m-tall, 5.5-ton solid gold Golden Buddha;
• Brick Bar – A basement pub celebrated for its life music and cast of bands;
• Chatuchak Weekend Market – One of the largest street markets in the world!
• Jim Thompson House – Home of eponymous American art collector and silk entrepreneur; and
• Bangkok’s Grand Palace – A private tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kawe.
These are only a few of the many exciting activities that keep visitors entertained and enthralled throughout their stay. Book budget flights to Bangkok and come face-to-face with one of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating and enduring cultures to date.
5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Bangkok
1. It has the longest city name in the world
Thailand’s capital city is known as Bangkok. Local people refer to it is as Krung Thep, a shortened version of the action name consisting of 169 characters. Bangkok’s full name is: Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit.
2. All temples pictured on Thai baht coins are in Bangkok!
All temples stamped on the back of Thai coins are in Bangkok.
3. World’s hottest city
The World Meteorological Organisation states that Bangkok’s is the world’s hottest city, with average temperatures of 28C, which jumps to 34C between March and May.
4. Third Gender Bathrooms
Thailand is one of the first countries in the world to introduce a third gender option for transgender men. Bangkok is a very liberal city in terms of sexuality and tolerance towards gender identity.
5. World’s Biggest Chinatown
Bangkok’s Chinatown is often referred to as the world’s largest. Known locally as Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown is home to over a million ethnic Chinese.
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