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

  • 80%


    Hidden big city

    Bangkok is a typical big city, but I think once you're there for a while, you're able to really enjoy it. Great food, good shopping. The taxis can be a**holes but hey... Lumphini is a very nice park. I recommend going.

    Insider Tip:Go to Thipsamai for Pad Thai!

  • 90%


    Bangkok city of excess

    There is almost everything for everyone. Party, alcohol, history, temples, people to meet, excellent food and sex. Each one of the last ones could be found in their own excess. The Thai food is fantastic, but if you buy in the streets make sure you get the right place. There is too many overheated food, and spoiled food for sell. Don't buy pizza in any place, check that they haven't just change of position the same pizza that you saw a week before. No tuk tsk

  • 90%


    Crazy but a must.

    You get what you're looking for - Bangkok has it all. If you're looking for crazy partying, you'll get it, but if you're looking for chilling out and seeing sights, you'll get that too. Also, it's a bit hard to meet people here as a solo traveller, but just look for the genuine travellers who aren't just about getting hammered every night.

    Insider Tip:Avoid the ping pong shows and have pad thai on the street!

  • 80%


    I wanna come back soon!

    It was too short of a trip to be in bangkok. I had a great time meeting people and seeing the city! They really need to control the scams in the area since this discourages tourist to come to the city.

  • 80%


    Fun for a short time

    Bangkok is what you'd expect - bustling big city. Cool to see but you don't need to spend a lot of time here.

    Insider Tip:Take a cooking class, go to the Chatuchak Market, and eat lots of street food!

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