Featured Guide to Bangkok



Getting Around Bangkok Guide
There are many types of attractions to Bangkok, and certainly something to please everybody.
There are historic sites, religious sites featuring magnificent temples, fabulous shopping destinations offering all kinds of produce, and restaurants offering just about every type of food one could imagine. [+]
Cost of living in Bangkok
Bangkok is definitely one of the most affordable capital cities in the world to spend time, either short or long. Accommodation is priced very reasonably and is often relatively cheap compared to similar facilities in Europe or America.
If you are travelling on a budget or simply don’t want to spend too much on accommodation, you can get a bed in a hostel orguest house for only 300 or 400 baht. [+]
Thai Phrases for Tourist
Many phrase books and dictionaries give over-complicated ways of formally dealing with the matter of getting around in Bangkok.
The following are simplified phrases, used by most people, which work perfectly well and make it easier for you to remember. [+]
Weather in Bangkok
Bangkok is lively throughout the year. The best time to visit Bangkok is really depending on personal preference.
Please not that the above seasons in for Bangkok only. Weather in different parts of Thailand vary greatly [+]
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Featured Attractions

Bangkok's Top Ten Attractions - Must visit places
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, current home of the Emerald Buddha: These two attractions are located side by side next to the Chao Phraya River in west Bangkok and are two obligatory tourist destinations for all visitors to Bangkok. They are definitely worth visiting. [+]
Floating Markets in Bangkok Thailand
There are quite a few genuine floating markets in and around Bangkok, and almost anywhere where there is a canal or river.
The colourful scene of ladies sat in small canoes with their conical hats, baskets of fruit, vegetables and Thai food make for excellent publicity photographs. [+]
Siam Niramit Bangkok Thailand
This is a multi purpose venue covering a major stage show, events and industry promotions and Thai cultural events.
Located near the Thailand Cultural Centre stop on the underground MRT, the location is only a short distance from the town centre. [+]
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Featured Shopping Destinations

Chatuchak Market Bangkok
If you have been seeking shoppers’ heaven, you have just found it!
Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is shoppers’ paradise, offering over 8,000 stalls selling incredible items at prices you simply will not believe until you see them.
Plan on spending at least the morning or evening wandering these stalls, as many people on guided... [+]
Siam Paragon Bangkok
Siam Paragon is one the most convenient shopping centres in Bangkok, right next to the Siam Skytrain station, which has both routes converging at the station – Silom and Sukhumvit.
So it’s very easy to get to. Siam Paragon is also one of the smartest malls in the country, and possibly in South East Asia. [+]
Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok, Thailand
Sometimes known as the Pratunum Mall, the shopping center is a great place to look out the latest designs at a fraction of the cost.
Platinum Fashion Mall is a 6 storey building with an 11 storey condominium building above the place. It also has with a 1,500-car parking facility. [+]
Luxury Department Stores & Shopping in Bangkok
With the possible exception of Singapore, Bangkok has become Southeast Asia's premier shopping destination for luxury goods and products.
Individual shopping destinations are scattered throughout the Bangkok metropolitan area but the large majority are concentrated within a kilometer or two of the Ratchaprasong-Ploenchit Road... [+]
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Featured Nightlife Guide

Khao San Road Bangkok
Khaosan Road, also known as Kao Sarn, Koh Sarn and several variations, is a relatively small road around a block from the Chao Phraya River, in the Banglamphu district of northwest Bangkok.
This area is a haven for backpackers and those travelling on a budget, as it is home to some of the most inexpensive accommodation deals in Thailand. [+]
Patpong Market Bangkok
As with the other entertainment areas of Bangkok, Patpong has developed its own style and clientele.
It also has a similar way of re inventing itself.
This was the first of the night entertainment areas to have the go go bars, ladyboy clubs and the general ritzy night spots. That was a long time ago, in fact some 45 years ago at the start of the Vietnam War. [+]
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Airport Information

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City
When the new airport at Suvarnabhumi was opened a couple of years ago there... [+]
Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Arriving at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is a fairly relaxing experience, for... [+]
Bangkok Airport Flight Status
Currently showing flight departuring from Bangkok today, please select arrivals to see flight arriving in... [+]

Other Places in Thailand

Ayutthaya Ayutthaya
The ancient capital is just an hour to two hours away from Bangkok, so it's an easy place to get to from the newer capital city. Here there are some of the most important historic ruins in Thailand. Archaeology from a bygone era, when Ayutthaya was its own kingdom and the region was ruled from the this centre of power and commerce. The city goes back to the 1300's and the name comes from the Indian name of Ayodhya, the birth city of the Indian God, Rama...[+]
Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi is the town nearest to the infamous Death Railway, and although a very picturesque part of Thailand it would be fair to say a great number of visitors, both tourists from overseas and Thai, visit for an historical insight, not so much for the scenery. The main attraction, if that’s the right word, is the bridge, made famous in the 1957 American film "Bridge Over The River Kwai"... [+]
Pai Pai
These two small Northern towns have attracted the more adventurous travelers for years. Mae Hong Son has developed more because it has small airport and now there are flights from Chiang Mai which remove the longer but more interesting road journey. Pai is also now connected by air to Chiang Mai, although some would argue flying to either town defeats the idea of travelling in such beautiful countryside. ... [+]
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Featured Unusual Stuff about Bangkok

The Shrine of the Cobra Queen and the Kids
The Shrine of the Cobra Queen and the Kids located at Rama2 Rd (Soi 48) is another shrine that many people come to praise – and hopefully bring good luck.
Over 30 years, the legend of the Shrine of the Cobra Queen was talked about. ...[+]
Maeklong Railway Market
The Maeklong Railway market has recently come to the public eye due to exposure on YouTube, which shows vendors and customers seemingly running for their lives as a train literally chugs through the market, apparently threatening mayhem to everything and everyone that is in the way. [+]
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