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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 City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Great place

    My fiance and I had a lot of fun while we were there. The people were friendly, the food was great, and it was easy to just walk around and find interesting things. We don't really party, so I can't give any information or opinions there.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    travel in bangkok

    as a foreigner travel in bangkok, tuktuk taxi not a best way to go. the driver always asking for a high price from you

    Insider Tip:if you just like shopping something, bangkok is a best place to go . if you want to enjoy sunshine, you should go to the southern part of thailand but northern part of thailand , you must go to visit. there were a lot of temple can go . people live in there are very friendly northwest of thailand ,there was a city named Mae Hon Som . it was a beautiful city,

  • 30%

    Anonymous

    Thailand = awesome. Bangkok - not so much

    Spent 3 nights in Bangkok as part of a group tour down south. The islands and national park down south are amazing. When it comes to large cities I am one who loves to just wander and enjoy walking around town. This is very hard to do in Bangkok. But food was great. No point wasting your money trying to eat western food. It's 3x the price or more and not even very good. Stick with Thai meals and spend your money on some beer!

    Insider Tip:Cooking school was a great use of time

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Great International City

    We enjoyed our time. The street food is fantastic! The cheaper, the better. Most of the Thai people are extremely friendly and welcoming to visitors. Chinatown is a lot of fun, and there are more markets than there is time to visit.

    Insider Tip:There are scams unfortunately. The "Little Buddha" and the "Thai Factory" don't exist, and it is most likely not a Thai holiday. If someone tells you that the temple or palace is closed today, just say thanks and keep walking. Also, vendors tend to jack up the prices of goods such as t-shirts and sunglasses, etc. when they see that you are a tourist. Work them down to at least half the price. If they don't budge, walk away. There will definitely be another vendor selling the same t-shirt down the road.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    The Sacred and Profane Hold Hands in Bangkok

    Bangkok is full of magic, wonder, dirt, grime, and everything in between. It's a beautiful city with amazing people who will help in any way they can. And equally, it's a hustle and bustle, kick in the pants type of place. Incredible food, astonishing sights, and certainly no lack of every type of individual or entertainment. Whether you want to try the best food in the world, see the crazy markets, be a tourist, act like local--Bangkok has it all.

    Insider Tip:Get out and get your feet on the ground. Don't just go to Khao son road and act 'a fool. Go down a back alley. Follow your nose. Use your eyes. Be adventurous. The city has far more to offer than what meets the eye. You'll fall in love with this place if you just let your feet guide you.

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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