Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The city itself is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travelers coming each year. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, and famously bears the world’s longest city name of Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit which translates to “the city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of Ayutthaya of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn”.
There are frequent non-stop flights from Singapore to Bangkok almost once every hour or more during the day. Airlines that serve this popular route includes Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Scoot, Jetstar Asia, Thai AirAsia, and Thai Lion Air. Both Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport are served by airlines departing from Singapore. The flight time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
With multiple connections, you can get from Singapore to Bangkok by train. From Woodlands Train Checkpoint, transfer in Malaysia at JB Sentral, Gemas, Butterworth and Padang Besar. From Padang Besar, there are shuttle trains to Hat Yai departing twice a day. From Hat Yai, there are multiple trains to Bangkok departing five times a day. You may check for Malaysia train details from KTM Berhad at https://www.ktmb.com.my/ and Thailand train details from the State Railway of Thailand at http://www.railway.co.th/.
TAT Bangkok Office
D2 Bld, 8th Floor, Preecha Complex,
48/11 Ratchadapisek Road,
Tel. +66 (0) 2276 2720-1
Fax. +66 (0) 2276 2722
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Areas of Responsibility: Bangkok, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi
Bangkok’s Chinatown is known as a bustling Shopping district and a popular street food destination. Although the busy enclave is usually chaotic during the day, which always frustrates visitors, things get a bit easier in the evening.
5 Best Bangkok Shopping Malls for you to spend your valuable time. Prepared to be surprised by the famous malls in Bangkok where you can find an interesting combination of high-end boutiques and local handmade goods.
The opening of four new MRT stations in Bangkok’s Old City or Rattanakosin neighbourhood and Chinatown, as part of a longer extension to the city’s subway, has made exploration of the area and its various attractions all the more easier.