Bangkok Pocket Guide

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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

  • 90%


    Give yourself the time to fall in love with Bangkok

    Most of the people I met only spend 2 days in Bangkok and spend most of their time on Khao San road. I spend over a week there and I love this city with all my heart. You need to walk away from the touristy spots.take public busses, public boats, eat streetfood where you can and yes party on Khao San Road is a must. Drink buckets until you think its a good idea to eat dried scorpions or get your nose pierced, talk to strangers and have the time of your life.

    Insider Tip:Be careful with Tuk Tuks. I stay away from them in general. It's fun to take one once but they will scam you 100%, no matter where you go they will try to get as much money out of you as possible and sometimes even take you to some shops where they force you to buy stuff. It's much cheaper to take a taxi (insist on the taximeter) or the local subway / skytrain. The weekend market is awesome. It's massive and you can get EVERYTHING there. It's also a lot cheaper then other markets or Khao San.

  • 70%


    Good place

    I like Bangkok, there's great food and people combined with fascinating sights and a crazy night life.

    Insider Tip:Stay near Khao San Road but no on Khao San.

  • 90%


    Wonderful place

    Bangkok, one of the best city I have ever come. Wonderful temple, wat-pra-keaw where I never see in my country , especially you should try cruising along joaw-pra-ya river at night. But for the people who love to party like me then you must come to visit Bangkok once of your life coz it has many great clubs.

  • 80%


    Great food, nice people and lively city

    I love Thai food so Bangkok is like a food paradise for me. Variety of delicious food vary from cheap street foods to exotic luxury restaurants. Bangkok is so lively and busy all day all night. I was so exciting explore the city.

    Insider Tip:Try street food especially noodle soup, most of them are yummy

  • 70%


    Bangkok is also very HUGE and has many places to see. If you see yourself walking past the same thing over and over again, you are probably going about it wrong. All in all, this is a great place for a westerner to be a westerner, it is very modern.

    Insider Tip:If you get offered a tour of the floating market "just around the corner" it is a scam. Bangkok doesn't have a floating market, the legit one is about 150 km from the city. Transportation is cheap if a cab asks you for a flat rate without meter, most of the time he is giving you a more expensive rate than the meter. Always ask for the meter. Sometimes in the more touristic areas you will have to walk out a block or two to find a cab that will use a meter, it is worth it though.

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