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

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    Bangkok, the gateway to SE Asia

    Eh, it's ok. You can spend a few days here, but don't rush it. You will probably end up back in Bangkok again at some point if you are planning on traveling in SE Asia for a while. I have been here 3 times already.

    Insider Tip:Apparently there is an abandoned skyscraper with tours run by squatters? Sounds cool!

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    Brilliant Bangkok

    You have everything here. Many sightseeings, big party, easy to get around, a lot of shopping and many restaurants and stuff.

    Insider Tip:Songkran

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    Feeling the Buzz in Thailands Capital

    Flying into Bangkok from Austria is pretty much of a culture shock. This big city is full of life and the heat of the midday sun is almost unbearable when walking along the busy streets. Dealing with the traffic there is something very different compared to European standards as no one, absolutely NO ONE stops for you. Traffic lights seem to be just a piece of decorative items to add a bit of variety to the pink and yellow taxis passing by.

    Insider Tip:Try taking a moped-taxi once. Even if it's dangerous and maybe life-threatening: this is one awesome experience not to be missed.

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    Amazing Bangkok

    Bangkok, with it's beautiful temples, party place Khaosan road and all the other things to see. Taxiboats, tuk tuks. Everything is possibie in Bangkok!

    Insider Tip:Songkran in Bangkok. Amazing!

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    Coming from New York I am used to crazy big cities but Bangkok sure made me question if I really was used to it. The traffic is insane and the drivers have to be skilled because I didn't see any accidents( thank god)

    Insider Tip:To see the temples the easiest way is to take a boat, it is 40 baht one way and 150 baht to take the boats all day. Kind of like a hop on hop off. There is a free boat that takes you to the riverfront where there is a lot of shops and restaurants called Asiatique. A really good restaurant that I loved is "Nalin Kitchen" and a great hookah bar with a big screen for watching soccer is Kazbar. We also checked out Cloud 47 which has great views of the city at night.

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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