Bangkok Travel Guide

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    by machomikemd
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Bangkok Things to Do

  • Grand Palace

    We feel small! We feel poor! We feel ugly, but we feel blessed by the fortune of seeing such a collection of art masterpieces, in this large complex. It's impossible to go to Bangkok without this palace in mind. Go with time (there are crowds) and if you're not in an escorted visit read what you can before going, or... in place. It's fantastic!

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  • Wat Pho

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Fah artificial flower from Supanburi Province offers a special price on Fabric Flower. You can purchase the beautiful flowers at “Gifts for daddy and New Year’s gifts” event at at Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market located near the Government House on December 1st – 24th, 2015 at 10 am to 7pm. For more information please contact ...

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  • Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun

    I found my excursion to Wat Arun very enjoyable as I travelled by water taxi to the temple along the river which gave me a great view of Bangkok.I found the temple to be outstanding piece of thai culture and would recommend a visit there.

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Bangkok Hotels

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Bangkok Restaurants

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  • Streetfood

    4 out of 5 stars

    A comida de rua abunda em Banguecoque. Como estava hospedado junto a esta avenida, era um cliente assíduo destas tascas, onde, entre outras comidas, os deliciosos crepes vegetarianos, acabados de fazer, custavam apenas 5 THB Street food is plentiful in Bangkok. As I was living near this avenue, I was a regular client of these food stalls, where,...

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  • Local Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Thai food mixes the delicacy of Chinese food with the strength of Indian food. It’s great. I don't want to be chauvinist, but, for my taste, it is the only one that challenges Portuguese food as Top One in the world. Just do eat it.

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  • Cabbages & Condoms

    4 out of 5 stars

    rude by perception ... don't judge! They support charity which focuses on better health and "safe sex" stuff so they make light hearted humour to educate... That aside it's a but of fun and then well enjoy absolutely great Thai Food, beautiful garden settings and a cool photo memories with strange statutes made of condoms .. lol

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Bangkok Nightlife

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  • Patpong

    Beware Beware Beware NOT WORTH IT! THEY WILL CHARGE YOU BIG AMOUNT AND THEY SAID ITS A FREE SHOW BUT NO! BE READY TO CHARGE YOU 1,000 baht and above once you are inside you cant go out but to pay to a NOT WORTHY SCAM SHOW!!! CAREFUL. BETTER NOT TO GO INSIDE OF THE BARS. SCARY!!! PERFORMING BORING! OLD LADIES!!! SCAM AREA.. ALL STALLS IN THE...

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  • Khao San Road

    I arrived here just as the sun set. The bars and clubs had just turned the lights on and lit up the night sky. It was not yet as crowded as I have heard it gets on Khao San road at night. The street vendors seem to switch out. Day vendors packing up and the night vendors coming out. I liked this area at this time of night. The crowds are not here...

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  • Suan Lum Night Bazaar

    Opened every day 6pm to 12am. On our last day in Bangkok, we thought it might be a a good idea to check out the night bazaar. Most of the items sold here did not appeal to me. But I did buy some roasted coconut to take home and my boyfriend bought me a glycerine soap. The girl who sold us the soap was happy to make us a deal on 3 bars for 100 baht...

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Bangkok Transportation

  • BTS Skytrain

    One of best ways to get around Bangkok.Inexpensive and can be a lot quicker than a car in the heavy Bangkok traffic . From the airport you can catch the Sky train . It takes about 20 minutes and is the best way to get to the city centre . The Sky train will take you to Phaya Thai station and if you are travelling to MBK or Siam Paragon shopping...

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  • Tuk-tuks

    What would Bangkok be without the hated and beloved tuk-tuks. You know them well colorful noisy vehicle. They drive on three wheels through Bangkok and leave a black cloud behind. The tuk tuk name comes from the sound that makes the two-stroke engine of this mode of transport. The tuk-tuk in Thailand are especially popular among tourists. Thai...

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  • Taxis

    Getting around the city, taxi is easy if you don't want to walk in the heat and if you are not familiar with buses taxi is your best friend. Taxi is not very cheap to use as public transport but is one of comfortable way. There are hundreds of taxis in Bangkok, they are mostly recognizable with their green color, they are available in every corner...

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Bangkok Shopping

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  • Mah Boon Krong - MBK

    MBK should be the first shopping place to visit in Bangkok.It is a huge shopping mall,at one time I actually could not find my way out! So if you are looking for your bargain items,this is the place to be.Try and get there early as I was given a discount on an item because they were eager to make there first sale of the day and also try and...

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  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

    Chatuchak is a very huge open air market. Everything in Thailand can be found there. They are center of local thai product especially clothes, ceramics and handicrafts. I also went to a pet section, here you can find people selling giant lizard and many ugly reptile, not Komodo, but I think it's the same race. I don't like reptile but it's fun...

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  • Pratunam

    This trip was my holiday trip to Thailand. I was excited. Upon reaching BKK airport, I waited for the taxi to pick me up but this take quite a long time so it’s better an airport link next time T_T. This time I stayed in Novotel Bangkok Platinum, first step I went in this hotel I was stunning. I must compliment that service’s really really freaking...

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Bangkok Local Customs

  • Buddhism & Monks

    Thailand is officially a Buddhist country and some 95% of Thais are Buddhists. Always remember to remove your shoes and dress smartly when entering a temple (sleeveless shorts and short skirts are not allowed). Never allow your feet to point towards an image of the Buddha or ven stand taller than him. Monks are not allowed to have any physical...

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  • Local Food

    Before I went to Bangkok I read some travel guides and they all talked about Thai people eating all day; that is taking small snacks. Indeed you can eat all day at Bangkok whether you are on the street or inside a big building or Mall. My recommendation is to keep it at the safe side and eat food you trust; hard to see at times.

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  • Respect for Royalty

    A person can notice coming to Bangkok that many people (men and women) are wearing light pink shirts. Dress shirts, polo shirts or tee shirts in light pink. Winston, my VT friend, explained how the Thai people love their King and Queen. The King was recently ill and hospitalized (2008). After becoming well and departing from the hospital he happen...

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Bangkok Warnings and Dangers

  • Tuk-tuks

    We got scammed twice and we were a big group of 5. The tuk tuk drivers work together to scam you and take you to these "pit stops" where they can get free gas vouchers or work together to scam tourists at overpriced shops like the "gem factory" or the "suit shop" or "James fashion" until your final destination. These "pit stops" are in the middle...

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  • Taxis

    I have written a full account of a taxi driver who tried to scam us in Bangkok. We took photos of various stuff on the way (meter, maps etc) and when he took us to the police station to try and make us pay more we got the sympathy of the police. Its a long story! You can read it here:...

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  • Jewelery & Gem Scams

    I went there on my cruise to phuket, I wanted to buy something 100% natural and non-treated stones. I asked the salesperson whether my ruby ring is natural and non-treated, he confirmed very confidently. After I came back to Australia, I went to 3 different Jewellery shops and one valuer, they all said it's lab created stone and they are not...

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Bangkok Tourist Traps

  • Tuk-tuks

    Not so much a trap, but something you have to be aware of in Asia, is that whatever journey you are on, the driver will ask if you don't mind stopping off for a few seconds at some establishment to view their wares. This is very normal and often not worth arguing about unless you are really in a rush. Often they do take you to moderately...

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  • Taxis

    I booked taxi a day before going to Suvarnabhumi Airport and got confirmation twice by email. In the morning on the departure day, I waited taxi but did not show up, so I called the number. My booking was not there according to the guy who answered the phone and the guy told me that he would find a car to send me immediately, but never happened....

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  • Attraction Closed Scam

    We headed to wat po from golden palace and the tuktuk driver was telling us it is closed, that the day we went was a special event, etc. It's open and you can go there so don't listen to the driver Just say you want to go there even if it is closed.

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Bangkok What to Pack

  • Lightweight Clothing

    Bangkok has a very hot and humid tropical climate. Pack lots of light clothes and you might pack a little extra as you may need to change over the course of the day to freshen up. Thailand itself is hot but the concrete of Bangkok just intensifies this.

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  • Extra Bag

    I always make it a point to bring a large but ultra light luggage in any of my travels, both near and far as you would not know if you would buy a lot of stuff at your destination or not and it is better to come prepared! I also bring a foldable bag with stroller inside the luggage bag of mine as to take advantage of the 7 kilos (16 pound)...

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  • Essentials

    Plastic bags to put your sweaty clothes in. Good walking shoes. Cortizone to stop itching. If you're not used to the humidity, sometimes you'll feel itchy. I did. Sunscreen for the intense heat. Reapply sunscreen several times during the day. Lots of tissues and/or antiseptic wipes. Public toilets are not always fully stocked with toilet paper....

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Bangkok Off The Beaten Path

  • Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya Ayutthaya is a province located only 76 km north-outside Bangkok and one of the most popular attractions in Thailand. You can take from the capital city boat, train or bus. Information Name: Ayutthaya Attraction Type: Architecture, Wat-Temple, Buddha Image, Archeology, History Close to: Bangkok Location: Central Thailand Pictures and...

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  • Khlongs - Canals

    We walked along this pretty canal from near Wat Kalayanamit, then found a bridge across so we could walk to Wat Arun. This canal is not really a canal. It was part of the original Chao Phraya River till a false section of the river was dug in order to avoid this loop. It is one of the prettier stretches of canal/river. You can travel along it by...

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  • Spas - Massages

    Like what I said before, Thai Massage is soothing and relaxing and sensual but not SEXUAL! Bangkok became infamous because of TURKISH STYLE BATH and MASSAGE (which thai's call soapy massage, oil massage, balls massage, happy ending and a lot more). This is ONE of the TURKISH BATH Houses near NANA Plaza in Klongtoey, Bangkok. You Better email me to...

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Bangkok Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycling

    The following is from their website http://www.mountainbiketoursthailand.com however I did this tour and tyhe edexfription doesn't quite cut it. This tour was excellent. The pickup for this trip is from Khao san Rd at 9.00am. We then take a 2 hour drive west to Kanchanaburi province. We will arrive and park at Kanchanaburi railway station where...

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  • Muay Thai - Thai Boxing

    Go to the Lumpini stadium to watch some bouts of Muay Thai boxing (the national sport). Quite different from any sporting atmosphere you will experience in the west. The Thais love to bet on the outcome and will shout odds between contests.

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  • Golf

    Lam Luk Ka Coutry Club has two 18s... The Championship East Course and the Resort West Course... Water comes in play in many holes in both courses... The 18-holes par-72 East Course plays to 7,012yds from the blue tees with the A-Nine playing to 3,509yds and the B-Nine to 3,503yds... The course is matured with trees lining the fairways and places...

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Bangkok Favorites

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  • Food

    If you plan to visit Thailand and intend to bring home some souvenirs but are clueless what to buy, i'm understand, since you have yet to set foot in Thailand. But as you touch down and visit the places of interests in Thailand you may want to know what products / items are a true representation of Thailand, so you can look out for them during your...

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  • Local Life

    When I looked over the city is was an image of a mix original older communities and newer developments with flats or even high risers at desirable locations. The Chao Phraya river is the city's life line and will stay so. Traffic is dense on the through streets; using boat- or Sky train transport brings you to your destination in the fastest...

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  • Khao San Road - Thanon Khao San

    shrimp paste is a generic thing in south east asia where it is used to flavor dishes or as a dipping sauce, it is only in thailand where it is added to the rice itself and made into a complete meal. the fermented shrimp paste rice, where the fermented fish paste (Khao Kluk in thai and bagoong in the Philippines and balachan in malaysia and...

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Top 10 Street Food Cities: Bangkok

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Few places in the world, if any, are as synonymous with street food as Thailand. For the variety of locations and abundance of options, we selected Bangkok, Thailand, as our number one spot for street food. Bangkok is notable for both its variety of offerings and the city's abundance of street hawkers. VirtualTourist members recommended Soi Rambuttri, a U-shaped lane off of Khao San Raod and near Wat Chana Songkhram, as a great spot in the old district of Bangkok. One member lovingly described his last meal there: after getting an enormous Pad Thai from a street vendor against the wall, he turned 180 degrees to find an open air beer garden. Another highly recommended spot is Soi 38 near Sukumvit, which is almost like an evening food market, running until about 3 am, and very close to much of the city's best nightlife. Green Papaya salad bruised on a stone pestle, mango sticky rice, pad thai (stir-fried noodles with egg, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chili pepper, and a combination of meat, garnished with crushed peanuts and lime), and chicken with green curry are all some of the Thai specialties our members mentioned finding in Bangkok.

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Comments (1)

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    For the first time travelers what are they necessary document

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Oct 6, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      You need to ask your question in the VT Bangkok travel forum here:

      Bangkok Travel Forum

      Give your citizenship, because unless people know your citizenship they cannot answer this question. But it doesn't matter how often you visit a country: you will need the same documents every time, and you may also need a visa.

 
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