Bangkok is Thailand’s bustling capital with 65 hotels specialized in the meeting, incentive, conference and event business (MICE). Bangkok has everything to offer from ancient temples to an exciting nightlife. In Bangkok, intriguing river life, iconic transportation, infamous markets and grand temples and palaces are an inspiration for endless opportunities for team building and interactive activities, and dining experiences at a temple site, a roof top restaurant, a private villa, or on a river cruise provide exhilarating evenings in the capital.
The cosmopolitan city of Bangkok is arguably the premier MICE destination in South East Asia and remains the grandfather of team building destinations in Thailand, with a constant flow of incentive groups visiting this exciting and intriguing city year after year. Its ever-improving infrastructure, city travel network, wide range of accommodation, variety of attractions, glitzy malls and overall accessibility from other Asian cities and unique culture, make it a very attractive destination for all types of corporate groups considering a city team building destination.
Bangkok boasts two International airports, 422 hotels with a capacity of 94,502 rooms, an ever-expanding meetings and conventions market with 65 convention centers and 14 exhibition centers and many new attractions including Asiatique located by the Chao Phaya River affording a fantastic and new cultural and dining experience for corporative incentive trip. This location and many more are ideal as start or finish points for many Making Teams Team building in Bangkok programs.
Team building in Bangkok offers the widest selection of choices in Thailand. Bangkok is an excellent location for your next incentive or teambuilding trip, as the capital of Thailand it is packed with a host of exciting activities. From our BTS and MRT light transit rail accessible partner hotels located in the central Lumpini, Silom, and Sathorn areas, you will be able to engage in a wide selection of indoor, outdoor, adventure team building activities as well as a number of local CSR initiatives.
The capital of Thailand makes a great urban retreat for companies seeking to go on teambuilding or incentive trips where you know you can get things done. With the top quality facilities of our partner hotels, you can make your time in Bangkok productive by selecting one of a number of teambuilding seminars, including Six Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Seminar Thailand and Five Dysfunctions Seminar Thailand.
If you’re looking for a fun but challenging teambuilding event then Bangkok is an excellent choice for an Amazing Race Thailand team building exercise. With Bangkok’s many different forms of transportation from tuk-tuks on Sukhumvit, boats on the Chao Phaya, two major airports, taxis, songthaews, and buses or light transit rail, the city is perfect for the Amazing Race. Give your teams a spending budget, limited resources, limited time, and a set of challenges and locations and off they go!
Making Teams is partnered to some of the premiere hotels of the city in the heart of Bangkok. From your base in Lumpini, Silom, and Sathorn, you can be confident that with our local hospitality partners your next overseas team building event will be a huge success. While you take in indoor activities such as seminars on team dynamics and other topics on site at our partner’s high standard conference and business center in Bangkok or go off site for an adventure team building exercise, you can come back to your hotel, refresh, and head out to experience the best of what Bangkok can offer.
Situated in the finance and banking centers of Thailand, you will be sure to enjoy your team building trip. The partner hotels are based in the center of Bangkok in Lumpini, Silom, and Sathorn, all accessible by the BTS and MRT light rail transit lines. The stations are within walking distance of the hotel and in the immediate vicinity of the hotels you may find night markets, restaurants, cafes, bars, sky bars, shopping malls, Muay Thai stadiums and much more right from the doorstep of your hotel and within walking distance or a quick taxi. Making Teams is also more than happy to make recommendations that will suit your team building needs.
Some of the local attractions include the famous Lumpini park, the Lumpini muay Thai stadium, the Patpong Night Market, and the Gem and Jewelry Museum. On top of that are the many excellent restaurants and bars in the immediate local area, including the Sofitel sky bar, where you can take your staff for post-team building meals and drinks.
Asok and Nana are two popular post-team related activity areas of Bangkok easily accessible by the BTS and MRT. In this area you can find all of the same wide selection of food and drink but also several of the mega shopping malls that Bangkok is becoming famous for.
Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep, is the capital city of Thailand, situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, and the country’s cultural and commercial center. It is also the nation’s main port and the only cosmopolitan city in a country of small towns and villages.
The name Bangkok is commonly used by foreigners and was apparently derived from a time that dates back before the city was built. That is the village (bang) of wild plums (makok). Krung Thep is just the first two words of its very long traditional Thai name.
The city is located on the delta of the Chao Phraya River, about 25 miles from the Gulf of Thailand. It is by far the largest city in Thailand and the 22nd most populous in the world, with a population of about 11 million people, but including the surrounding metropolitan areas this rises to nearer 14 million. It is a true bustling metropolis, complete with shops, tourist attractions, beautiful buildings, and many traditional homes juxtaposed along the roads and canals.
Bangkok has two airports – these are Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK). There is no direct link between them, but there is a direct link from Phaya Thai BTS Station in central Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Suvarnabhumi Airport handles most international flights in and out of Thailand. It also offers a few short-haul domestic flights, but the majority of these are handled by the older and smaller Don Mueang Airport (DMK).
If you travel to Bangkok on an international flight from Europe or the South Pacific, and you are not with a budget airline, you will likely land at Suvarnabhumi Airport. There are two international arrival areas and one domestic, so if you are meeting people at the airport, be sure to take note of their flight numbers.
Major airlines that use Suvarnabhumi Airport include Air China, Air France, ANA, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways.
Direct flights to Bangkok (BKK) include:
|Direct Flights (Departure City)||Arrival City||Frequency||Flight Time|
|Bangkok (BKK)||Four times a day||11 hours 30 minutes|
|Manchester (MAN)||Bangkok (BKK)||Seasonal (winter and spring)||12 hours 30 minutes|
|Frankfurt (FRA)||Bangkok (BKK)||Tuesday – Sunday at least once daily (BKK)||10 hours 40 minutes (BKK);|
|Amsterdam (AMS)||Bangkok (BKK)||Once daily||11 hours 10 minutes (BKK)|
There is also a range of daily indirect flights from:
● Glasgow (GLA)
● Newcastle (NCL)
● Manchester (MAN)
● Birmingham (BHX)
● Paris (CDG)
● Zurich (ZUR)
There are no direct flights from the United States into Thailand. However, there are many daily flights with one-stop from the New York area airports (JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Chicago (ORD). The flight time between the US and Bangkok varies from about 15 hours to 21 hours.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport itself is located about 19 miles east of Bangkok. There is a direct highway link and a rail connection into the city, and a host of regular buses, trains, and private taxis, making it simple to get into Bangkok from the airport.
Thailand is a country of extreme weather. It is influenced by its location in the tropical monsoon zone of Southeast Asia and by topographical features which affect the humidity and rainfall. This greatly affects the weather in Bangkok.
The capital city has a wet and tropical climate, but it also has a dry season roughly between the months of November and February. This is the most popular time to visit because the weather is calmer and more predictable, and the northeast monsoon brings cooler, drier air. The temperatures are also fresher during this period, though the average temperature year-round in Bangkok is above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).
The monsoon season in Bangkok runs from June to November. About 90 percent of the city’s rain falls during this time of the year. During this period, rain falls almost every day. You can expect short downpours for most of the day, with the heaviest rain coming in the afternoon. In this period you can still expect good weather and lots of sun, however, and most of the rain comes between August and October.
There is a brief inter-monsoon period in March and April when stagnant air produces a distinctly hot and dry climate.
Bangkok is a city with an eclectic mix of attractions. The Grand Palace is the place to begin – and it definitely lives up to its name. The pristine white walls hide priceless relics from the public, but the entrance fee is worth it to see the stunning grounds and the fabulous architecture.
Within the palace there is also the temple of the Emerald Buddha, known as Wat Phra Kaew, which is a must-see. A small emerald and gold-adorned Buddha dons a cloak that the king changes every season.
Another essential visit is to the enormous Reclining Buddha. Located within the beautiful walls of the Wat Pho temple, or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it truly has to be seen to be believed. Though this depiction of enlightenment is the central attraction, visitors will also find wonderful murals with more than 400 depictions of the Buddha, and plenty of space to explore.
There are also many markets where you can go and explore and barter – such as the Chatuchak weekend market, one of the biggest flea markets in the world, and where you can buy almost anything if you look hard enough.
Food is central to Thai culture too, and there are many stalls and restaurants to grab some delicious traditional cuisine. Khao San Road is the perfect place for nightlife, bars, restaurants, and entertainment.