Fly to Bangkok
Why visit Bangkok?
It’s a steamy city of stratospheric drinking establishments, with a sizzling restaurant scene and some of South East Asia’s finest cultural attractions.
Thonglor is awash with great clubs, restaurants and chilled-out cafes.
You probably didn’t know
Thais refer to Bangkok as “Krung Thep Maha Nakho”. However, the capital’s ceremonial title is even longer, consisting of a mind-boggling 169 characters.
Suggested viewing about Bangkok
The Hangover: Part II is perhaps the most memorable Bangkok-based film of recent times, though it doesn’t show the city in its best light. Try instead the Ryan Gosling thriller Only God Forgives.
- Population: 8.5 million (2014)
- Annual visitor numbers: 16 million (2013)
- January mean temperature: 27°C
- August mean temperature: 30°C
Things to do in Bangkok
Thailand is famous for its street food. But while Khaosan Road’s fried scorpions are all good and well, you never see the locals eating them. We suggest you grab lunch at street vendor Samosa in Bangkok, which, as the name suggests, serves delicious samosas.
There’s also the famous Jay Fai restaurant in Chinatown of Bangkok. It’s named after the owner and head chef who can still be found in the kitchen, cooking up out-of-this-world crab omelettes.
There aren’t many better (or more authentic) restaurants in Bangkok than Harmonique. Set in an old townhouse, this quaint little eatery centres on a courtyard filled with tables and greenery. One for traditional Thai favourites.
When you are staying in Bangkok, for high-end dining, head to Blue Elephant, a renowned restaurant and cooking school set in a beautiful old colonial mansion.
Sala Rim Naam
Sala Rim Naam, meanwhile, takes residence in a beautiful Thai pavilion. Guests are treated to dance performances as well as quality Thai fare.
For an unexpected taste of India, book a table at Gaggan, which was voted the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia 2015. Here, El Bulli-trained chef Gaggan Anand wows diners with his imaginative, playful takes on Indian cuisine.
Bangkok has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to rooftop bars. When you fly to Bangkok,drink in views and expertly prepared cocktails at Lebua Sky Bar. Or enjoy a similarly spectacular vista at Vertigo & Moon Bar, perched atop the 61-floor Banyan Tree Bangkok. Cloud 47 is another vertiginous drinking establishment, not to mention one of the more affordable sky-high settings.
At the other end of the spectrum (in terms of height, at least) is subterranean Maggie Choo’s, a slick speakeasy boasting creative cocktails and a 1920s-style interior design.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is one of the biggest in the world, so be prepared for a sensory overload of sights, smells, and a silly amount of people.
Pak Khlong Talat
For a fresher, more fragrant market experience in Thailand, try the Pak Khlong Talat, as much a stunning daily show as it is a flower market.
Those wanting a quieter, high-end retail experience in Bankok should check out Naga House. Set in a beautiful teak house, Naga sells antique furniture and accessories from across Asia.
The MBK Center is a great place to escape the heat when you visit Bangkok. Indulge in retail therapy (goods here are the real deal), catch a movie, and eat.
Wat Pho and Wat Arun
Avoid the crowds at the Grand Palace and pop to nearby Wat Pho for your Bangkok culture fix. Wat Pho is home to the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand (46m long and 15m high) and the largest collection of Buddha images in the country. Wat Arun, meanwhile, is a great place to watch the sun set.
Chao Phraya River Tour
For laidback sight-seeing in Bangkok, take a Chao Phraya River Tour, which winds through the Thai capital. Tickets can be purchased at Sathorn Pier (Central Pier) or Tha Thien Pier. The journey offers wonderful views of the city, as well as an opportunity to explore Bangkok’s intricate network of canals.
Events to look out for when you fly to Bangkok:
- Bangkok Fringe Festival (January & February)
- Chinese New Year (February)
- Bangkok International Fashion Week (March)
- Songkran (April)
- Visakha Bucha (May)
- Royal Barge Procession (November)
Flying with Norwegian
Get a comfortable flight with our 787 Dreamliner
Eat and drink on board
On all our long haul flights you can choose between two menus, and get two meals with wine, beer or mineral water included.
New aircraft - low emissions
On our long-haul flights you fly with our 787 Dreamliner, one of the most comfortable and environmentally friendly options there is.
Starting from 10 Euros you can get the window seat, be seated in the front to save time or near the exits to have more legroom. Already booked? Add seat reservation now.
Keep yourself entertained with our state-of-the-art entertainment system with movies, TV shows, games and an interactive 3D map with travel tips for your destination.
Because your travel plans might be flexible, so are we. With Norwegian you can make changes to your ticket up until 30 minutes before take-off.