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Bangkok Things to Do

  • Grand Palace, Bangkok

    Grand Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The grandest of all in Thailand as purported. The whole compound is huge and there's temples and shrines in the central area - where everyone goes. Murals line the walls of the central area where all the shrines and Chedis are. It's elaborate, it's ornate, it's a bit much to take in. It's even more ridiculous when you pump in hundreds of people...

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  • Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun, Bangkok

    Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    On the west bank of the Chao Phraya River stand the ceramic encrusted prangs of Wat Arun, the temple of the dawn. The temple is one of the most prominent landmarks of Bangkok, and is especially spectacular at sunset as the low rays of the sun paint the spires golden, and as the light dims, the floodlights make it glow in the dark. In the early...

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  • Wat Pho, Bangkok

    Wat Pho

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite place in Bangkok. There are many beautiful and colorful chedi! Wat Pho is situated behind the Grand Palace, near the Tha Tien Pier. It is a large temple that was originally called Wat Photharam and was built during the Ayutthaya Period. King Rama I ordered its complete restoration in 1789 and installed many Buddha images that were...

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  • Streetfood, Bangkok

    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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  • MBK Mall, Bangkok

    MBK Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    I am used to go at MBK on weekends. This is a great shopping center where you can find anything you need at cheap prices (Phone repairs, electronic devices, clothing, etc..) A Mexican restaurant called Sunrise Tacos has opened on the 7th Floor. Our verdict:4,5/5 Food is really good and portion will make you full for the next 24 hours ;-) The wait...

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  • Seafood Market and Restaurant, Bangkok

    Seafood Market and Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent ambience and great food with excellent service. Though the price is a bit on the higher end, it is a worthwhile experience in this large well maintained restaurant which is said to be the largest seafood restaurant in the world. You can Pick your own live seafood and decide upon the way it should be cooked. The host lady accompanying you,...

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Bangkok Nightlife

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  • Patpong, Bangkok

    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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  • Nana Plaza, Bangkok

    Nana Plaza

    Patpong is the most touristy of the nightlife areas of bangkok but recently, the area is somewhat covered by the nightmarkets located at the middle of the street of patpong that you hardly see the seedy bars located at the rightside of the street. However, Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy along the busy Sukhumvit road remain the hardcore nightlife areas...

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  • Bed Supperclub, Bangkok

    Bed Supperclub

    This venue shaped like a spaceship is difficult to miss - on Sukhumvit Soi 11, a staple in Bangkok nightlife. The club itself consists of two rooms with two DJs spinning different kinds of music. There's lots of space to cut the rug and when you're ready for a break, hang out on the beds surrounding the dance floor. There's also an upstairs that...

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Bangkok Transportation

  • Taxis, Bangkok

    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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  • BTS Skytrain, Bangkok

    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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  • Airport Bus, Bangkok

    Airport Bus

    Cheapest transportation from Suvarnabhumi to Khao San would be Bus No.556 from the Transportation Center at Suvarnabhumi Airport to Southern Bus Terminal via Yommarat - Democracy Monument (close to Khao San road) - Thammasat University - Pata Department Store - Southern Bus Terminal. Take a free shuttle bus (Express route) to the Transport...

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Bangkok Shopping

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  • Mah Boon Krong - MBK, Bangkok

    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, Bangkok

    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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  • Patpong Night Market, Bangkok

    Patpong Night Market

    If my hotel was not nearby,i would not go here for shopping.There is nothing to buy here that you could not find somewhere else like MBK.It is also the red light area.During the day there are plenty of street vendors under the Light Rail at one end of Patpong.Street side tailors,sports wear shop,beauty/medical/dental are all here during the day.I...

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Bangkok Local Customs

  • Dress Codes, Bangkok

    Dress Codes

    In most Asian countries it's common to understand the remains of British influence, in the students' dress code. In Bangkok we saw a parade with students, using traditional costumes and some uniformity, but not so rigorous and classical as in India, for instance. I don't know what they were celebrating, but they were a very happy crowd - maybe...

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  • Respect for Royalty, Bangkok

    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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  • Wai - Traditional Thai Greeting, Bangkok

    Wai - Traditional Thai Greeting

    A common Thai greeting is to place your hands together in a prayer like position. All the greetings I've experienced were held close to the mouth. I am told the the height of the hands shows respect. The higher the hands the more respect. This gesture is accompanied by a slight bow and the greeting "Sawasdee" pronounce "sawatdee" This is done...

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Bangkok Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxis, Bangkok

    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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  • Tuk-tuks, Bangkok

    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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  • Water, Bangkok

    Water

    I buy new shower heads every year or so, they become clogged with nasty brown gunk from this drinkable tap water. Also the floor of the bathroom requires really heavy cleaning to remove the brown, slimy deposit left from the water. Maybe it is healthy, but it certainly looks disgusting. My experiences are mostly in Bangkapi, and now in Bangna...

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Bangkok Tourist Traps

  • Taxis, Bangkok

    Taxis

    My family and I arrived in Bangkok at 00h.30 on Aug 15th 2016. We left Bangkok International Airport around 2h.30 in the morning after immigration procedure. We got a taxi ticket numbered 61 that led us to a very rude and aggressive driver. I asked him the cost from the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chilly Bangkok Hotel located at 53/15-17 Soi. Charoen...

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  • Tuk-tuks, Bangkok

    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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  • Attraction Closed Scam, Bangkok

    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

    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, Bangkok

    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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  • Wet Weather, Bangkok

    Wet Weather

    if you plan to visit thailand in general and bangkok in particular, during the rainy season in thailand (usually starts from june to october) like we did in october this year (2012). then prepare to bring a small and lightweight portable umbrella that you can neatly fold for easy storage on you bag or just by them at any of the markets, night...

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Bangkok Off The Beaten Path

  • Spas - Massages, Bangkok

    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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  • Khlongs - Canals, Bangkok

    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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  • Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

    Chao Phraya River

    On some evenings you may experience a beautiful sunset over the river. Some of the hotel we have stayed in in Bangkok have been on the river and provide a free boat service. Travelling up and down the river at sunset is a very pleasant way to pass some time.

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Bangkok Sports & Outdoors

  • Muay Thai - Thai Boxing, Bangkok

    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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  • Cycling, Bangkok

    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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  • Golf, Bangkok

    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 General

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  • Food, Bangkok

    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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  • Money - Currency, Bangkok

    Money - Currency

    When i travel abroad i always try to get familiar with the local bank notes a little bit, just to be sure that i won't be paid with a counterfeit bank note. By the way i didn't meet any of it them in Bangkok during my holiday but it's better to be prepared... On the web site of Bank of Thailand i found a great overview of all the security features...

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  • Weather, Bangkok

    Weather

    Bangkok can be hot and humid throughout the year, with temperatures often reaching 35°C (95°F). The best time to visit is between November and February as April is generally the hottest month and October the wettest. The Thais often say: We have only two seasons, hot and hotter. This is true as far as it's never cold in Thailand. Officially...

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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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