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Visiting Bangkok

The capital and largest city of Thailand, Bangkok’s fascinating history, rich culture and fast-paced streets have made it an increasingly popular destination for sightseers and cultural daredevils worldwide. Despite its fast-paced modernization, Bangkok has retained a rich physical record of its storied past. The legacy of its Kings remains in residence (though the King himself no longer does) at the impressive Grand Palace, home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and at the early-20th century Vimanmek Palace (Vimanmek Mansion). Grand palaces like Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) remain impressive and popular sites for tourists and locals alike. Despite its humble origins as a small trading post, Bangkok has grown into a thriving, buzzing economy, replete with markets and malls to suit any... Read More The capital and largest city of Thailand, Bangkok’s fascinating history, rich culture and fast-paced streets have made it an increasingly popular destination for sightseers and cultural daredevils worldwide. Despite its fast-paced modernization, Bangkok has retained a rich physical record of its storied past. The legacy of its Kings remains in residence (though the King himself no longer does) at the impressive Grand Palace, home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and at the early-20th century Vimanmek Palace (Vimanmek Mansion). Grand palaces like Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) remain impressive and popular sites for tourists and locals alike. Despite its humble origins as a small trading post, Bangkok has grown into a thriving, buzzing economy, replete with markets and malls to suit any shopper. The Chatuchak Weekend Market draws over 200,000 visitors each day with its myriad offerings, while more polished provisions can be found in Siam Square, the city’s retail district, and the massive 8-story mall at the MBK Center. So once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to Bangkok.    Close

Stories and Tips Bangkok

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Bangkok Must Sees

Written by dkm1981 on 16 Mar, 2013

Bangkok really is a crazy city that has so much culture, fascinating architecture and fabulous sites. You could spend a lifetime here and no see everything, but since most people have a couple of days in the city, here are some of the things that…Read More


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How close is too close?

Written by SeenThat on 25 Jan, 2012

Understanding the peculiar personal space definition of a foreign culture is critical for the success of a trip there. Knowing how to speak with a denizen while standing at a proper distance is vital; knowing how not to touch is even more urgent. However, sometimes…Read More


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More than just backpacker party heaven

Written by EMills on 01 Jul, 2011

The Khao San Road. Say these words to anyone who has been to Bangkok and they will either smile or wince, but the surrounding area has so much more to offer than dirt-cheap hotels and even cheaper t-shirts. There are numerous important historical monuments in…Read More


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Expore Bangkok by boat and See the Temples Float By

Written by nofootprint on 18 May, 2011

This is one place I could have stayed longer . I loved it and had so much fun . The people are so friendly and the transportation system makes it an easy and fun city to explore . I have to visit again soon. If…Read More


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A Gentle Land

Written by SeenThat on 16 May, 2011

Thailand is often referred to as the Land of Smiles; that’s a true statement, however it obscures another quality of this awesome land: its nature.A long time ago I was showing my Everest pictures to a Thai friend. Those from the way up were sunny…Read More


Destinations in Bangkok, Thailand

Written by meiji15 on 24 Apr, 2010

Although one may consider Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, highly polluted, it will still impress anyone with its magnificent temples, glittering palaces, plethora of street fares and markets, which, of course, carry flavors that would definitely present a kaleidoscope of tastes. First things first though,…Read More


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Sewen

Written by SeenThat on 09 Jan, 2010

Ubiquitous in Thailand, 7-Eleven branches are one of the most distinctive memories I have from the kingdom. Maybe that’s because this was the first country where I met the chain; but it is not only that, Thai branches are highly distinctive and worth of a…Read More


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The Dusit Palaces

Written by SeenThat on 31 Oct, 2009

What is Dusit?When King Rama V returned from his visit to Europe in 1897, he moved the royal palace, the throne hall and the royal family palaces from the Rattanakosin Grand Palace to Dusit.If arriving from Ratchadamnoen Road, beyond the 9 Gems Gate the visitor…Read More


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Bypassing the New Southern Bus Terminal

Written by SeenThat on 20 Oct, 2009

Bangkok is a big metropolis located roughly at the center of a very populated country. Thus it features an extensive network of buses connecting it with every corner of the kingdom. To avoid congesting its avenues even more, the buses use three terminals: Mo Chit…Read More


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We Are Going to Siam Niramit

Written by Eric from Aiea on 09 Oct, 2009

My friend Pukky in Bangkok always manages to find the most unique and different experiences to show me Thailand and Thai culture each time I stop for a visit. When she told me that we were going to Saim Niramit, I honestly did not have…Read More


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