A private jet charter flight to Thailand isn't complete without a stop in Bangkok. You'll be amazed that the city infamous for its urban nightlife has a sprawling green-space complete with falling coconuts, papaya groves, Buddhist temples, and extensive bike-friendly elevated pathways through the jungle in a park called Bang Krachao. It is a smog-free, state run oasis encircled by the Chao Phraya River.
Bangkok is a foodie's dream with amazing culinary experiences is unrivaled in South East Asia. Thai cuisine is known the world over for its combination of spicy, sour, sweet and salty tastes. Culinary options are endless during the day or out on the town at night. You'll also find that your money goes a long way even in the high-end riverside eateries restaurants. Chartered dinner cruises are also a fantastic way to view the city and enjoy the local cuisine.
Must See: Le Beaulieu is one of Bangkok's fantastic new restaurants where you can order Roasted Madame Burgaud's Challandais duck with sous-vide nectarine. Chef Herve Frerard serves Bangkok's high brow crowd and political insiders out of this expansive restaurant at the Athenee Office Tower. Inside the doors of Le Beaulieu you will find unique meals ranging from burrata cheese with heirloom tomatoes to sous-vide Wagyu beef cheek bathed in a red wine reduction and a pot au feu with morteau sausage made with pork belly and veal tongue.
Lodging: For lodging we recommend The Pathumwan Princess Hotel; one of Bangkok's top 5 star hotels. You'll find it situated in the heart of the city with a unique location adjacent to MBK Center and across from Siam Square. It is also convenient to Bangkok's best shopping and nightlife.
Ground Transportation: After landing in your private jet Bangkok is best navigated if you avoid travelling around the city during rush-hour and take a card with you with your hotel's address written in Thai. After a night of Thai beverages you'll be glad you have it on you.
Packing Tips: Pack light clothes to deal with the heat and bring a bottle of water with you if you're walking any significant distance. Westerners especially are not accustomed to the intense heat of Bangkok.
Recommended Books: Christopher Moore has been called "The Hemmingway of Bangkok" and his book 9 Gold Bullets is a must read for those planning to visit.
Currency: The official currency in Thailand is the Baht (THB)
Calling Code: 66
Best Travel Dates: It is always hot and humid in Bangkok, but the time to avoid is the rainy season; beginning in late May and lasting until late October.