A detailed guide for traveling to Bangkok for South African citizens. Whilst a visitor’s first impression may be that Bangkok is merely another lively modern city, closer inspection reveals a magical Oriental metropolis, containing a splendid heritage of culture, art and architecture that still thrives amongst the high-rises and new shopping centres.
The Thai’s light-hearted attitude and determination to enjoy life to the full is evident in Bangkok’s abundant entertainment, ranging from classical dance and Thai boxing to pulsating nightlife of Patpong and the night markets in Pratunam. For sightseers, the best way to explore Bangkok is to cruise along the rivers and ‘klongs’ (canals), revealing not only magnificent palaces and temples but also colourful markets and the everyday life of waterside dwellers.
Dinners can run the gamut of the city’s cuisine – from a simple bowl of lemon grass shrimp soup at a floating market, to a multi-course meal at one of the many exclusive restaurants.
Bangkok is a great place for shopping, offering an enormous choice of locally-made and designer goods at very reasonable prices- whether purchased in one of the modern, air-conditioned malls of the exhilarating atmosphere of traditional markets.
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Combos & Tours
Bangkok is easily reachable by flight on major airlines flying directly to Bangkok Airport (BKK).
|Emirates Airlines - Operates daily flights from Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town Airport, flying via Dubai Airport. Travel time is approx 16 -18 hours.|
|Singapore Airlines - Operates a daily flight from Johannesburg flying via Singapore.
Travel time is approx 14 -17 hours.
|Qatar Arlines - Operates daily flights from Johannesburg & Cape Town flying via Doha. Travel time is approx 16 -18 hours.|
|Etihad Airlines - Operates a daily flights from Johannesburg flying via abu Dhabi.
Travel time is approx 17 -19 hours.
|Cathay Pacific - Operates a daily flights from Johannesburg flying via Hong Kong. Travel time is approx 17 -20 hours.|
Explore Bangkok and three of its most renowned temples; The Golden Buddha Temple, the Marble Temple and the Reclining Buddha Temple on a half-day City and Temples Tour. The Beautiful architecture and inticate details are a tribute to Thai craftsminship.
Navigate the klongs, pass by orchards and enjoy the atmosphere of the floating markets on a Damnoen Sudak floating market excursion. A visit to the Rose Garden botanical park reveals a typical Thai village with demonstrations of Thai Boxing and traditional crafts.
Spen a night out at the Siam Niramit Dinner Show that depicts Thailand's rich historical and spiritual heritage. The magnificent performance includes over 150 artists and state-of-the-art special effects.
Enjoy a full-day of fun with the family on a Safari World tour, Thailand's open zoo and leisure park. Attractions include a Dolphin show, the Orangutan boxing show, the Sea Lion show and the White Tiger show amongst many others.
Bangkok is a great place for shopping. From bargains at the MBK Plaza to trendy Central World and the high street shops at Siam Paragon, the city has it all. After-dark shopping at Patpong and Asiatique only add to the dazzling sensory experience.
Enjoy a relaxed dinner cruise on the Chao Praya River while enjoying a different perspective of Bangkok's iconic landmarks, ideal for couples and families alike.
Visit Jim Thompson's House Museum and his retail shop at Siam Paragon Mall for a glimpse into the past to understand his influence on the silk industry and a chance to buy some luxurious silk clothes, shawls, bags and toys.
Grab a beverage at any of the great rooftop bars in the city and enjoy stunning views of the city's skyline. Remember, most rooftop bars have a dress code.
Get a foot massage or a Thai massage, they are usually cheap and easy to come by. For an unforgettable night out, watch a Muay Thai (thai Boxing match), a must for any sporting enthusiast.
South African Passport Holders do not need visas for Thailand.