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Bangkok Pocket Guide

Images Of Bangkok

Bangkok is a melting pot of nationalities. It's hard to think of a city anywhere else in the world where so many travellers lay their hat at the one time. The Thai capital is the base point for travellers about to embark on a trip around not just Thailand, but the whole of South East Asia. The city is also one of the most popular stop off points for those either travelling to or from Australia. Many who travel there start their journeys on the infamous Khao San Road.


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In The Guide

  • After Dark Discover where are the best backpacker haunts along the famous Khao San Road.
  • Retail Therapy What is the best shopping mall and where are the best markets.
  • Budget Tips Read our guide to find out how not to get conned in Bangkok.
  • A Day in Bangkok... The perfect day in the Thai capital, that includes a visit to the city's best-known temple.

Bangkok City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Humid bangkok

    If your travelling around thailand then you only need a few dahs in bangkok, it is to touristy so if your looking for culture then go somewhere like chiang mai, the humidity felt unbearable at times.

    Insider Tip:If you get a taxi, tell the driver to put his meter on you will save money. Tuk tuk drivers will rob you, sl if you get in them get a fixed price before the journey starts. If your buying from markets, then haggle!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Crazy

    I loved Bangkok while my friends hated it. They have no travelled as much, and as such were more susceptible to scams and got caught out a few times by TukTuk drivers, so be careful. The city is so big and vibrant that it has something to offer everyone and is the ideal starting point to travel around the rest of Asia from.

    Insider Tip:If a Tuk Tuk driver offers to show you around somewhere and tells you about a cheap place for shopping, let them take you there because they will in return for the commission they get from that shop, show you many places in Bangkok. Just don't buy anything!

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Bangkok is as crowded and hard to navigate as you think it'd be

    Don't expect to find anything easily. If you can't speak Thai then it's going to be a bit of a challenge to find places. Even getting to the biggest attractions in the city it took a lot of communicating to get a taxi driver to understand that's where we wanted to go!

    Insider Tip:If you can get a cab driver to use the meter...do it. Otherwise always ALWAYS negotiate the price they want to charge you for a cab or tuk tuk ride. Note that long distances will usually include a couple tolls on the highway so clarify over and over that the price agreed upon includes tolls. We had good luck with making a sign that said "300 BAHT TOTAL?" and making them agree to it.

  • 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 .

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