Cheap flights to Bangkok
Bangkok is a traveller's dream. Full of life, colour and insatiable energy, Thailand's capital serves as a thrilling introduction to the country as a whole. Sat along Chao Phraya River Delta at the country's heart, the metropolitan area hosts over 20% of the country's population with a diverse array of architecture, culture and of course, culinary prowess.
With its roots in a small fishing village dating back to the 15th century, the city has seen some dramatic changes. After rapid modernization in the 19th century and a spate of political turmoil in the 20th, Bangkok found its own in the 80s and 90s and became the bustling economic powerhouse that it is today.
Despite its status as Thailand's business capital, the city has a softer side too. Whether it's any of the gorgeous religious temples, including an awe-inspiring golden reclining Buddha, or the beautifully ornate Grand Palace, the capital has some of Thailand's most gorgeous sights dotted amongst the modern cityscape. There so much to see you'll work up quite the appetite! Fortunately for you, the food here is incomparable. You really haven't tried Thai food until you've tried it in Bangkok! The spicy street-side Pad Thai is to die for and eye-wateringly cheap.
No discussion of Bangkok is complete without mention of the iconic Khao San Road. This busy strip is an absolute backpacker paradise, full to the brim with bars, nightclubs, street food and hostels. The energy here is infectious, and with such friendly people, you're sure to find a good time wherever you end up.
So whether you're looking to immerse yourself in culture or party until tomorrow, Bangkok has you covered. Book your flights today and lose yourself in this complex and vibrant city.
Things to do in Bangkok
There is no end to the number of ways you can immerse yourself in Bangkok. From beautiful buildings to bustling markets, there's plenty to choose from.
With 15,000 stalls sprawling over 27 acres, the Chatuchak Market is one of the biggest in the world. It's only open on Saturdays and Sundays but well worth joining the 200,000 or so daily visitors to see this place in action. You'll find anything from clothing to handicrafts to snacks, and everything in between!
The Grand Palace is Bangkok's most famous attraction, and for good reason. Built in 1782, the stunning ornate roofs exemplify the very best of traditional Thai architecture. Strolling around the serene palace grounds serves as a well-earned break from the busy city centre.
Bangkok has a thriving bar scene with classy or characterful outlets catering to all tastes. But special mention has to go to the city's rooftop drinkeries. One particularly famous joint is Vertigo & Moon Bar, which sits on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel offering unbeatable 360° views of the capital's skyline.
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Events in Bangkok
As a city full of life and culture, Bangkok has a calendar brimming with enthralling events. Check the dates ahead of your trip in advance and see what's in store for you.
Thailand's [Songkran], the water festival, is at its absolute best in the capital. Buddhist religion holds that sprinkling water can wash away your sins and in this city, the April tradition has evolved into an all-out water-fight. Complete with super-soakers and enthusiastic public, Bangkok's effort is second to none.
Celebrated over nine days in late September or October, Bangkok's Vegetarian festival is a foodie dream-scape. With its roots in an ill-fated 19th Century visit from a Chinese opera company, the festival celebrates the meat-less je diet. Hosting an array of stalls slinging what is actually vegan food, Bangkok's ChinaTown is transformed into a plant-based extravaganza.
Held annually to thank the Water Goddess, Loy Krathong is easily one of the prettiest moments in Bangkok's calendar. On the evening of the full moon in the 12th lunar month, usually around December, people gather at the river to watch thousands of krathongs or floating candles being released on the water, flickering beautifully as they drift off towards the horizon.
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Practical Information about Bangkok
Given its tropical latitude, Bangkok's weather is reasonably hot and humid all year round. It's generally said that the best time to go is between November and April when the city's at its driest, but with appropriate packing, the trip can be made at any time.
The people of Bangkok speak Thai predominantly, but given its reputation as a tourist hub, English is widely used too.
The currency used in Bangkok is the Thai Baht (THB).
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Departure Airports from Canada to Bangkok
From Canada you have the options to fly from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Bangkok.
Flights to Bangkok
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