Destination guide

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster

A vibrant, tropical metropolis, Bangkok is a full-on assault on the senses. Perched on the Chao Phraya River, a Bangkok vacation rental makes a great base for your next Southeast Asian adventure. The city is crammed with world-renowned temples, like the glittering Grand Palace, the gold-laced Wat Arun, and Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha. Visit the lively floating market or take a tuk-tuk to the famous Khao San Road. Kids and grownups alike will love exploring Siam Ocean World, a huge aquarium. And with some of the world's best street food on offer, you certainly won't go hungry in Bangkok.

Things to do

All that glitters IS gold in Bangkok's Golden Triangle

The dazzling Grand Palace has been the official royal residence since 1782. This vast royal complex has many temples, including Wat Pra Kaew, the temple of the emerald Buddha. Don't forget to cover up when you visit, as the palace and temples have a strict dress code. Another popular sight is Wat Pho, home to the reclining Buddha, a 150-foot-long gold statue. It also has a school where you can take classes in Thai massage. The third in Bangkok's golden triangle of sights is the glittering Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn, a gold structure on the Chao Phraya River.

Activities

Don't mess with my tuk-tuk; see the best of Bangkok

Many people's first introduction to Thailand starts in the capital. Book a Bangkok vacation rental in one of the central districts like Sukhumvit or Silom to make sure that you'll get a real taste of the city, no matter how brief your stay is. Take a tuk-tuk tour around the main temples, or venture down to the banks of the Chao Phraya River to visit one of the city's colorful floating markets. After dark the city comes alive with heavily scented street food stalls, night markets, and hundreds of neon-lit bars around Sukhumvit Soi.

Weather

Sun and showers? It's monsoon mayhem in the Thai capital

Despite its tropical monsoon climate, Bangkok is a year-round destination. For the best weather, visit between November and March, the dry season, when temperatures are a manageable 70 to 80 degrees. It's also the busiest time and Bangkok vacation rentals can get booked up far in advance. Low season is between May and October, when the monsoon rains fall. Although frequent, these are usually brief and dry up quickly in the warm climate, so don't let that put you off. December and February are the coolest months, when temperatures drop to around 60 degrees.

Natural features

Khao Yai National Park: Where wild elephants roam

Perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is in the south of the country, close to the Gulf of Thailand. While the city has many beautiful parks to explore, you need to venture out a little to get close to nature. The Khao Yai National Park is around 3 hours' drive from the city, but the journey is worth the chance to spot the wild elephants which roam the park. Book a guided trekking trip through the jungle or try the Kong Kaeow nature trail which leads from the visitors' center.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Bangkok

Fly into Bangkok (DMK-Don Mueang Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bangkok (BKK-Suvarnabhumi Intl.), which is 14.9 mi (24.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Bangkok Makkasan Station, Bangkok Hua Lamphong Station and Bangkok Railway Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Bangkok by jumping on the metro at Siam BTS Station, Rachathewi BTS Station or National Stadium BTS Station.

Where to stay around Bangkok?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,116 vacation rentals near Bangkok. From 855 Condos/Apartments to 112 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bangkok for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bangkok?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bangkok:

  • Bangkok Central Business District: 613 vacation rentals
  • Huai Khwang: 220 vacation rentals
  • Pratunam: 44 vacation rentals
  • Thung Maha Mek: 91 vacation rentals
  • Bangkok City Centre: 248 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bangkok?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bangkok. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Thailand Cultural Center: 1,085 vacation rentals
  • Central Plaza Grand Rama 9: 1,086 vacation rentals
  • Pratunam Market: 1,081 vacation rentals
  • Platinum Fashion Mall: 1,085 vacation rentals
  • Asiatique The Riverfront: 1,075 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bangkok listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Bangkok?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 855 Condos/Apartments in Bangkok. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bangkok include:

  • Houses: 112 rentals available
  • Villas: 10 rentals available
  • Studios: 547 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bangkok?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 526 vacation rentals with pool available in Bangkok. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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