The cacophony of sounds and sights in Bangkok are good enough to handsomely reward the urban explorer who is ready to lose himself in the city which is why Bangkok tourism is booming. In this vivacious city, there is plenty of action, character, grit and some of the best eateries in the world. Forever brimming with skyscrapers, colorful taxis, motorcycle taxis and hastening pedestrians, this city almost never sleeps. In Bangkok you will be enthralled with the experience of the amalgamation of the old and new. In spite of the fact that Bangkok is a busy metropolis, at dawn you will find Buddhist monks dressed in yellow robes in the streets.
In the markets of Bangkok, like the rest of Thailand, you will have to indulge in a lot of bartering and negotiation because haggling in the markets of this city is the norm and there is a language to it. There is something for every age and both genders with activities ranging from historical and religious places to shopping, art galleries and spas. You should bear in mind that the climate of Bangkok is hot all year round, especially for the Western travellers.
However, there are three clearly defined seasons and the activities related to tourism in Bangkok depend a lot on this fact. The rainy season spans from May to November during with the weather is warm and humid with showers in the afternoons. There are also periodic strong rains with occasional thunderstorms which can be dramatic. During the time between late November and mid-January the weather is tropically cool and humid but comfortable. However, months between March and May are avoidable because this is the summer season and the highest temperatures occur at this time. While in this city, it is advisable not to miss the temples like Wat Pho and WatArun which are considered to be the holiest sites in Bangkok.