Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.
Climate in Bangkok
The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. This means the city has three main seasons:
-Hot season from March to June,
- Rainy season from July to October
-cool season between November and February.
As Bangkok holds claim to being the hottest city in the world, expect daytime temperatures to be in excess of 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year. December and early January.
General Information about Bangkok
Time difference between Oman and Bangkok : - 3:0 hours
Best time to visit: The best time to travel to Thailand Is during the cooler, dry season between November and early April
Information about Flights to Bangkok
Flight option: Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Fly Dubai, Thai Airways
Approximate flying hours: 6 hours
The number of flights in a day :
Oman Air ( 3 flights), non-stop
Qatar Airways (2 flights) Via Doha
Fly Dubai (3flights) Via Dubai
Thai Airways (1 flight on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) Non-stop
Interesting facts about Bangkok
Bangkok is fondly referred to as the 'Venice of the East' due to its active nightlife scene as well as having as many canals as Venice in Italy. It is also called 'City of Angles' due to its fascination with city planning.
The best of the best is the Thai massage. Initially, Thailand became a popular tourist destination due to exotic massages that doubled up as brothels. Today, the government has been strict in Bangkok and you can get your massage without getting unsolicited attention from the red-light district workers.
The culinary exploits of the Thai people are unrivalled in Southeast Asia. From jasmine rice to Pad Thai dishes, you will be treated to the best food you can find in Southeast Asia.
Visa regulation to Bangkok
-Omanis: visa on arrival
• Passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months
• Visa application form (filled out)
• One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant
• Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
• Proof of financial means (20,000 baht per person/40,000 baht per family)