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City Guide Bangkok, Thailand

Visiting Bangkok

Bangkok is a fascinating destination offering a unique blend of east and west where, despite a modern appearance, ancient traditions are very much alive in every day life.

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Bangkok Podcasts

Live from the Khao San Road

Join Colm as he walks down Bangkok's Khao San Road, the world's most famous road with backpackers. Armed with nothing but his dictaphone, he speaks to travellers from all over the world about where they've been, what they miss most about home, drinking 'buckets' and eating bugs!

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Bangkok Videos

Live from the Khao San Road

Our editor Colm took to the streets of Bangkok's famous Khao San Road. Here's who he met...

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Bangkok Pocket Guide

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Bangkok City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Give yourself the time to fall in love with Bangkok

    Most of the people I met only spend 2 days in Bangkok and spend most of their time on Khao San road. I spend over a week there and I love this city with all my heart. You need to walk away from the touristy spots.take public busses, public boats, eat streetfood where you can and yes party on Khao San Road is a must. Drink buckets until you think its a good idea to eat dried scorpions or get your nose pierced, talk to strangers and have the time of your life.

    Insider Tip:Be careful with Tuk Tuks. I stay away from them in general. It's fun to take one once but they will scam you 100%, no matter where you go they will try to get as much money out of you as possible and sometimes even take you to some shops where they force you to buy stuff. It's much cheaper to take a taxi (insist on the taximeter) or the local subway / skytrain. The weekend market is awesome. It's massive and you can get EVERYTHING there. It's also a lot cheaper then other markets or Khao San.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Good place

    I like Bangkok, there's great food and people combined with fascinating sights and a crazy night life.

    Insider Tip:Stay near Khao San Road but no on Khao San.

  • 90%

    AnhLiLi

    Wonderful place

    Bangkok, one of the best city I have ever come. Wonderful temple, wat-pra-keaw where I never see in my country , especially you should try cruising along joaw-pra-ya river at night. But for the people who love to party like me then you must come to visit Bangkok once of your life coz it has many great clubs.

  • 80%

    Narunaru

    Great food, nice people and lively city

    I love Thai food so Bangkok is like a food paradise for me. Variety of delicious food vary from cheap street foods to exotic luxury restaurants. Bangkok is so lively and busy all day all night. I was so exciting explore the city.

    Insider Tip:Try street food especially noodle soup, most of them are yummy

  • 70%

    fcantu3320

    Bangkok is also very HUGE and has many places to see. If you see yourself walking past the same thing over and over again, you are probably going about it wrong. All in all, this is a great place for a westerner to be a westerner, it is very modern.

    Insider Tip:If you get offered a tour of the floating market "just around the corner" it is a scam. Bangkok doesn't have a floating market, the legit one is about 150 km from the city. Transportation is cheap if a cab asks you for a flat rate without meter, most of the time he is giving you a more expensive rate than the meter. Always ask for the meter. Sometimes in the more touristic areas you will have to walk out a block or two to find a cab that will use a meter, it is worth it though.

Thailand: Itinerary

Thailand has been a backpacker’s haven for years and years. The hustle and bustle and unique energy of Bangkok is legendary with travellers the world over. And when the fast pace of the Thai capital becomes too much for you it has some of the most beautiful islands in the world.

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