Practical Information

Quick Facts

Population: 8,280,925

Time Zone: UTC/GMT + 7 hours

Dialing Code: +66 2

Currency: Thai Baht


Hepatitis A is advised for all travellers. Typhoid, Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus-Diptheria are also recommended. For current information visit the World Health Organization International Travel and Health website

Business Hours

Shopping Malls: Open from approximately 10am – 8pm, or even 10pm on select days. Some shops close on Sundays, with the exception of large department stores that are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Street markets: 11am – 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday?

Night street markets/bazaars: 7pm – 11:30pm, every night

Temples:  10am – 2:30pm, daily?

Museums: 9am – 3pm, Tuesday – Sunday, mostly closed on Mondays.

Banks: 8:30am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday


Bangkok is well connected, with Wifi available in many cafes, hotels and restaurants.

Dress Code

Bangkok is recognised as the hottest capital on earth, so cool clothes are strongly recommended. Clothing showing a lot of flesh, such as string tops or flip-flops, should be worn with consideration and avoided in temples or palaces.