Ride an elephant, visit ancient Buddhist temples, and shop at a floating market; these are all possible in Bangkok. You can find flights from Manchester to Bangkok, reserve a hotel room, and find entertainment ideas for your holiday all in one place with ebookers.
Manchester Airport, located 9 miles south of downtown Manchester, serves travellers who are flying out of the area for business or holiday. It takes about 17 minutes to reach the airport by car, or you can hop aboard a train from Manchester Piccadilly station for a 20-minute ride to the airport. Long-stay parking is available for travellers who choose to drive their own vehicles to Manchester Airport, and you can pre-book you parking spot to save money.
Long-haul flights generally check in about three hours before departure, which can leave quite a bit of time to spend before boarding begins. Coffee shops like Caffe Nero and Costa offer hot drinks for morning passengers while they are waiting. If you are taking a later flight, try The Food Village for anything from snacks to meals.
The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is named The City of Angels in Thai. With 12 million people, it is a very busy city that is full of life both in the streets and in the more than 1,000 skyscrapers that make up Bangkok's cityscape.
When you arrive in Bangkok, you will land at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the Airport of Smiles. The airport is located 21 miles west of the city centre, and you can get to the city by rail link for à¸¿15 aboard the City Line. If you prefer a more personalized service, taxis are located on the first floor outside the airport terminal. It takes about 43 minutes to drive to the city centre.
Bangkok weather is hot and muggy, with average highs staying above 32Â°C throughout most of the year. November and December see slightly cooler temperatures, and lows in the evening get down to around 21Â°C, making the late fall and early winter an ideal time to take a holiday to the area. May through October are the rainy season, with more than half of the days receiving rain, so pack weatherproof clothing if you plan to visit during these months.
Day trips are available in Bangkok to visit the many Buddhist temples or the floating markets along the River Kwai. The Bangkok Grand Palace where kings of Siam once lived is a must-see during any trip to the city. At the entrance to the palace complex is the Emerald Buddha, one of the most honoured religious objects of Thailand. Other things to do include taking a trip to the Museum of Siam of the Bangkok Doll Factory.
Whether you travel to Bangkok for the busy street atmosphere and floating markets or the museums and temples, you are sure to find something to keep you busy during your holiday to the city. Find flights from Manchester to Bangkok on ebookers, where you can also find deals on hotel rooms and vacation extras like day tour packages.
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