Thailand’s capital city Bangkok--known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon to locals—boasts many points of interest, including the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which are a 10-minute walk apart. Elsewhere, the Jim Thompson House, one-time home of an American who started the Thai silk industry after World War II, features a collection of Asian art and memorabilia. While in the evenings, the streets of Bangkok come alive with street vendors that serve local food, drinks and unique wares.
Many visitors will enjoy the experience of taking a tuk-tuk around town, but there are plenty of public transportation options to get you around the city as well. The SkyTrain BTS runs two main lines that can take you to key locations throughout the city. The Silom line runs from west to south and takes you from the National Stadium to the Siam Shopping District. Suvarnabhumi Airport's Link connects at the Praya Thai stop along the Sukhumvit line and directly to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
Bangkok’s rainy season runs from May to October and generally is the cheapest time to visit the region. November to mid-January is cooler with temperatures ranging from 64 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.