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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

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Fun city, but there are better parts of Thailand to see

    Bangkok is basically a big city. I wish that I would have spent more time on the islands rather than in the city.

    Insider Tip:Taxis to the airport are on a flat fee basis! Taxis are not trying to rip you off.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    City of varieties

    I used to think bangkok is the fussy city and nothing else to do but I found it wrong. There are some parts of the city that remain peace and lots of things to explore. I love this city .

  • 80%

    koreantexan

    Hidden big city

    Bangkok is a typical big city, but I think once you're there for a while, you're able to really enjoy it. Great food, good shopping. The taxis can be a**holes but hey... Lumphini is a very nice park. I recommend going.

    Insider Tip:Go to Thipsamai for Pad Thai!

  • 90%

    ssalamanca

    Bangkok city of excess

    There is almost everything for everyone. Party, alcohol, history, temples, people to meet, excellent food and sex. Each one of the last ones could be found in their own excess. The Thai food is fantastic, but if you buy in the streets make sure you get the right place. There is too many overheated food, and spoiled food for sell. Don't buy pizza in any place, check that they haven't just change of position the same pizza that you saw a week before. No tuk tsk

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Crazy but a must.

    You get what you're looking for - Bangkok has it all. If you're looking for crazy partying, you'll get it, but if you're looking for chilling out and seeing sights, you'll get that too. Also, it's a bit hard to meet people here as a solo traveller, but just look for the genuine travellers who aren't just about getting hammered every night.

    Insider Tip:Avoid the ping pong shows and have pad thai on the street!

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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