Bangkok, The City of Angels or "Krungthep" [กรุงเทพมหานคร] in Thai, is the capital city of Thailand and the hub for commerce, politics, religion and culture in Thailand. Bangkok offers all of the modern facilities expected from a large international city with an enormous choice of quality restaurants, supermarkets, shopping and wide choice of accommodation.

St. Andrews Dusit is located in the Bangkok district of Dusit, a leafy, European-style area of the city with wide boulevards and a sense of grandeur, hard to find elsewhere in the city. The district forms the main political and administrative centre of Thailand, as both the National Assembly and Royal Palaces are located in this district, as are several ministries and political institutions and numerous international organisations including the headquarters of the United Nations.

Located at the heart of the district is Dusit Palace (Vimanmek Mansion), a huge complex of royal residences and palaces in many different styles, some of them with a European feel. Anantasamakhom Throne Hall dominates the stage and is still the seat of power to this day with nearly all of Thailand's decision making institutions within its boundaries.

Near the Dusit Palace is the National Assembly, Government House, Dusit zoo and Wat Benjamabophit - one of the most beautiful temples in all of Bangkok. Chitlada Palace, the official residence of the present King, is located opposite our school campus.

Our school is close to a range of amenities; Bangkok’s main shopping area, Siam; modern residential areas such as Aree; and excellent transport links, including the airport rail link, BTS skytrain and numerous expressways.

Bangkok is within 2-3 hours of many beautiful spots, including beaches and rainforests, where families will often escape at the weekend to relax or take part in activities such as trekking or scuba diving.

Below features useful information and tips about Bangkok:

General Information

  • Bangkok Kids (BKK Kids)
  • Bangkok Mothers & Babies International (BAMBI)

Transport

  • BTS Skytrain
  • MRT Underground
  • Airport Rail Link
  • GrabTaxi

Leisure

  • Thai Ticket Major
  • Neilson Hays Library
  • Bangkok Community Theatre
  • Major Cineplex
  • SF Cinema
  • The LAB Personal Training
  • True Fitness
  • Bangkok Soccer Schools
  • Food by Phone

Shopping and Supermarkets

  • Villa Market
  • Foodland
  • Central
  • Siam Paragon
  • Siam Centre
  • Siam Discovery Centre

News and Media

  • The Bangkok Post
  • Nation
  • Big Chilli
  • BK Magazine

Weather and Climate

Weather in Bangkok tends to be hot and humid year-round, with slight regional variation and seasonal change. The climate in Thailand is tropical, and expats will soon find themselves well acquainted with the monsoon, a seasonal wind that can bring heavy precipitation. For the most part, weather in the Bangkok metropolitan region can be broken up into three major seasons: the dry, cool season (November to February), the hot season (March to June) and the rainy season (June to October). Temperatures are fairly hot year-round, ranging from an average low of 22°C in December to an average high of 34°C in April.