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%



    Visited the city for 4 days and went to the main sites and some shopping malls. It seems Bangkok becomes more crowded every year - with more and more tour groups from mainland China. Honestly, I would avoid Bangkok and go to other cities if I could.

    Insider Tip:There are people who try to trick you into renting sarongs outside of places like the Grand Palace, but you can rent sarongs inside for free! Don't fall for these tricks!

  • 90%


    Love Bangkok

    Had a great time in Bangkok. friendly people, good food, lots to see and do. it is one of my favourite cities in the world.

    Insider Tip:Walk about. explore. know the Tuk Tuk / taxi prices, you will get over charged. apps are available on smart phone giving you the prices, be prepared.

  • 80%


    Extremely lively, crazy city with lots to do

    Bangkok is a great city for going out (nightlife), seeing temples, food, and a very very busy lively place. I loved this city however it really is hectic everywhere here, and I would say that you don't want to spend more than a few days here or you might get tired of it!

  • 100%


    Lots of fun!

    Tons of stuff to do, Wide variety of styles of lives across Bangkok. A must visit for any world traveler

    Insider Tip:Be ready to haggle all prices. Drink bottled water only.

  • 70%



    The locals are friendly and nice in general. Polite too. Will try to help you even their English are below average. Rich with culture. Nowadays there are mixture or language on the signage including English, Russian Cyrillic and far east Asian.

    Insider Tip:would be better if you knew local to take you around.

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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