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

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    Bangkok - Shopping Center

    Street food are the best and the night market. I have'nt encountered a free wifi unless you go on a coffeeshop or dine-in in some restaurant. If you love shopping, this is the place to be.

    Insider Tip:Take the train and opt out the use of cab. Most tourist destination was accessible on every train station.

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    Feels like another version of HONGKONG to me.

    It's kind of always feel exciting and you really can't be relax in Bangkok. The heat ,the traffic,the people drive you in a odd crazy mood,if you know what im saying,LOL

    Insider Tip:You have to take a motorbike than take a tutu in Bangkok.It's faster and cheaper for sure!!!

  • 80%


    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%



    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%


    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.

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