Private jet charter and flights to Bangkok
From sacred palaces and ornate temples to lively megamalls and pulsating nightlife, Bangkok is a heady clash of tradition and modernity. The Thai capital city’s vivid sights and thrilling cuisine launch a chaotic assault on the senses, quelled by the soothing calm of tranquil backstreets and pampering spas. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
Visit Bangkok during the warm, dry months from November to February. An immaculate sky-train and underground system make it easy to navigate the city’s main sights – its historic riverbanks are awash with ornate temples, fascinating museums and lavish palaces. Uncover a fascinating history at the National Museum and peruse royal antiques at the Vimanmek Teak Mansion in peaceful Dusit Palace Park. Learn about traditional therapies at the Wat Po temple complex, the spiritual home of Thai massage which features an enormous reclining Buddha. After sunset take in views of the spectacular Wat Arun and its Khmer-style spire, beautifully illuminated against the night sky.
Haggle with friendly traders for brightly-coloured wares at one of Bangkok’s fabled markets, which range from hidden backstreet bazaars and enchanting floating markets to the enormous open-air Chatuchak Weekend Market. Modern shoppers will love climate-controlled megamalls like Siam Paragon, with its upmarket fashion stores and luxury-car showrooms, while bookworms can browse for hours in sprawling second-hand bookshop Dasa Book Café. For a truly memorable keepsake of your trip, pick up colourful textiles handmade by hill-tribes at Paya in Thanon Sukhumvit.
From the rustic to the ritzy, food is a way of life here and you’ll be just as bowled-over by street-vendor noodles as a posh restaurant’s tasting menu. Savour authentic Thai fine-dining at Blue Elephant and MahaNaga or check-out the city’s international offerings, sampling French haute cuisine at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Michelin-starred Taiwanese dumplings at Din Thai Fung.
Several opulent hotels offer unrivalled luxury in the heart of Bangkok. The Siam is an exquisitely decorated retreat with marble corridors and ornate antiques; the Mandarin Oriental blends cosmopolitan style with traditional Thai charm; and Okura Prestige Bangkok offers stunning views from the infinity pool. For a lower-key hideaway, Ariyasom Villa is a 24-room heritage hotel where guests can meditate with a Buddhist monk.