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Book Bangkok car rental to see the highlights before putting the city in the rear-view mirror and exploring more of Thailand...
Staying in Bangkok is something of an assault on the senses, with markets, waterways and museums to visit and a wonderful array of shops and nightlife to keep you entertained whilst you are there.
This magnificent city is filled with temples and palaces, as well as traditional houses and sights such as the National Museum, Memorial Bridge and Queen's Gallery. Ride on the Bangkok Skytrain and visit the infamous red light districts of Patpong, Soi Cowboy and Nana.
Whilst you're there, why not take in some traditional Thai culture at a dance performance? Bangkok is also well known for its exotic transvestite shows and cabaret-style performances, which feature singing, dancing, glamour and comedy.
Thai health massage is another wonderful experience, with most of the luxury hotels in the city offering this indulgent therapy, a must-have whilst you are visiting Bangkok. The city is also teeming with restaurants and eateries selling traditional Thai food as well as a range of other choices. You will also notice street vendors dotted about all over the place, selling delicious snacks to eat on the go as you explore.
Bangkok is generally sunny all year round. From November to February is one of the best times to visit, as it’s a little cooler and drier during this time.
You will usually arrive in Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) – the city is also served by Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) – and when you land Bangkok car hire is one of the best ways to travel to your chosen accommodation. Visitors can opt to pick up car rental at downtown locations, too. Explore the options when you pre-book your car hire. Booking in advance is also the best way to find the cheapest car hire deals.
You can get about in Bangkok by taxi, bus and bicycle or wander around on foot. You can also hire a car. To find the best price on car hire in Bangkok, use TravelSupermarket's search tool.
When you arrange car hire in Bangkok you can ditch the city streets and tailor your Thai trip to match your holiday desires...
As well as being a world-class city destination, Bangkok also serves as a gateway to holidays in the islands and coasts, such as Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and inland in the Golden Triangle at Chiang Mai.
When you’ve seen the best bits of Bangkok, of which there are many, consider making a break for the beaches of Pattaya. Hop in your hire car and in less than two hours you can break free of the oppressive city heat of Bangkok and lay your towel on the golden sands of Pattaya. The proximity to Bangkok makes Pattaya one of Thailand’s busiest beach resorts, though the warm waters, soft sands, water sports, diving opportunities and golf courses also make it an attractive holiday hotspot.
You’ll have to drive a lot further to reach Phuket or Koh Samui, which are both around 11 hours south of Bangkok by road. The long drive might be daunting, but if you’ve got at least a week to spare and a sense of adventure, you’ll find many beautiful and interesting stops along the way. Taking a flight between Bangkok and either island is usually the cheaper of the two options. However you get there, you’ll be rewarded with Thailand’s best beaches and more of that incredible Thai hospitality.
Destinations within a two-hour drive of Bangkok include Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya. Drive west of Bangkok and within two hours you’ll reach the charming and historic city of Kanchanaburi. Scars from the second world war include the renowned Bridge over the River Kwai, the death railway and the war cemetery. Bleak as this sounds, the beauty of this area, combined with the temples and welcoming villages, make for a wonderful day or two away from the bustle of Bangkok. Ayutthaya is also a haven of peace. Around an hour north of Bangkok, the UNESCO-listed temples of the historical park captivate visitors for many hours.
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