Bangkok Travel Tips

Bangkok Travel Tips

Language: Thai is the local language, although all young people are taught basic English at school, and many signs are written in English.

Currency: Thai Baht is the local currency, exchanging at around 37 baht per 1 GBP.

Credit Cards and Banks: ATMs are common. While most places accept credit cards, it is wise to use cash where possible as card fraud can be a big problem.

Climate: Bangkok is hot and humid throughout the year, with average highs above 90 degrees (Fahrenheit) and lows around 70 degrees (F) throughout the year. April is the hottest month, September is the wettest and December is the coldest.

Rainy Season: Rain is most common between May and October, meaning most visitors come between November and April.

Culture: It’s considered crude to eat directly off a fork. It’s customary to use a fork to push food onto a spoon and eat from that. Also be sure to cover up your elbows and knees when visiting temples out of respect!

Water: Don’t drink the tap water, stick to bottles.