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

  • 80%


    I really Like Bangkok

    Bangkok is a great city with plenty to do. The only thing is to ensure you know what people are interested as there is a nice cultural side and a very seedy underbelly that some don't like....

    Insider Tip:Figure out what you are looking to get into in Bangkok and make sure that your entire group is aligned.

  • 80%


    Still one of my favorite cities.

    I used to live in Thailand, I loved Bangkok then, and I still love it. It's a great city with a lot to offer. I could visit a hundred more times and still find new things to see.

  • 90%


    Awesome city! Come here!

    Yes, it's way too damn hot, but that's okay. Bangkok is by far the coolest city I've been to in Asia. I never wanted to leave. There's so much to do and it's almost all completely affordable. I can't wait to come back.

    Insider Tip:If you get sick of Thai food (what? impossible!), check out the area just north of the BTS Nana station. Around Soi 7 and heading away from the BTS line is a "Little Middle East" with some kickass food. Lebanese, Turkish, you name it. Kebabs galore!

  • 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.

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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