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Though the big city feel of this bustling destination may at first be daunting, those who take the time to explore Bangkok will discover that below the flashy, deeply glamorous surface lies the warm, peaceful heart of Thai culture. Simultaneously traditional and modern, this location is home to such attractions as the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Forensic Medicine Museum, the Grand Palace and the Patravadi Theatre. With so much going on in this unique destination, it is important to plan ahead to find a good deal on cheap flights to Bangkok from NZ$135.
Best time to go to Bangkok
Some of the warmest, most beautiful days fall from November to January. Cheap flights to Bangkok are harder to find during this period, as tourists flood the city to explore the Wat Arun temple, take a class at the Khao Cooking School, or go on the Essential Thailand tour.
As the weather is humid and cool from May to October, Bangkok sees a lull in tourism, so for those who don’t mind the change in climate, this is an excellent time to visit. The crowds are thinner, so you will have more room to take part in one of the many events, such as Visakha Bucha in May, the Bangkok Film Festival in July, and the Queen's Birthday in August.
Flights are at their cheapest from February to April. The weather during this period can be very warm, but with fewer tourists you will be able to enjoy the Thai New Year celebration, the National Museum, and the Pratunam Market in relative peace.
Bangkok Airport and transfer information
Distance: 30km east of BangkokIt takes around 40 minutes to arrive in the heart of the city by taxi, the public bus system, or the rail link. These options are all reasonably priced and readily available from the airport. You can also rent a car or hire a limousine service, but these are more expensive.
Online resources for your travel to Bangkok
The official Bangkok tourism guide provides details on attractions, dining, and shopping, as well as information on necessary visas and local weather conditions.The Safetravel website gives travel warnings, safety information, and important local contacts.