Bangkok Travel Tips
Bangkok has dominated Thailand's political, commercial and cultural life since the late 18th century. Although you can shop in air-conditioned comfort in its Western-style malls, the city is a long way from being tamed by commercial homogeneity.
Bangkok proper seethes on the east side of the Mae Nam Chao Phraya (Chao Phraya River), drawing rural Thai folk into its cluttered fold daily. The city is reportedly sinking at a rate of 2 inches (5cm) every year, but there's too much sànùk (a Thai sense of fun) going on for that to get anyone down.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012
Thailand’s capital city is teeming with cultural activities and interesting events. Even if you show up in Bangkok
and strike out on your own in pretty much any direction, you’re likely
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2013
Bangkok is a sprawling city with tons of opportunity to get your cultural fill. Around every corner is someplace to explore, so the question simply becomes, how much do you want to spend doing it? ...
Buy your pucci(gucci) wallets and other knock-offs in the markets located in phuket on the main beach. Must see for all your travel gifts fro fsmily and friends back home.
So, if you are a wildlife lover then this is a must see!! From the tourist city of Kanchanarburi you can do an afternoon or morning tour to the "Tiger Temple" for just $30US for the basic fee ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Though known as a “backpackers’ ghetto,” Bangkok ‘s famous Khao San Road
is now brimming with upscale amenities including spas, boutiques,
salons, fine dining, and even a Starbucks. The ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
For a city with such a staggering population (more than 8 million people as of 2010), Bangkok, Thailand has surprisingly few public parks. Situated in the center of the city, Lumphini Park is one of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2012
While New Year’s Eve is not a traditional event on the Thai Buddhist calendar, the people of Bangkok know how to throw a party and do so anyway! Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from ...
Written by Bangkok Expert: Natt, Thailand, December 2012
New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year is celebrated worldwide and Bangkok is no exception. It is the day when you don’t have to feel guilty for doing any of the “sinful” things that you are ...
Written by Bangkok Expert: Irene K., Thailand, November 2011
The flooding situation in Thailand is mainly affecting the central provinces along the Chao Phraya River just north of, and including, Bangkok. Other popular tourist destinations in the central ...
Written by MichaelBKK, Thailand, October 2011
Even in the cool season, which runs from November to March, Bangkok can be very hot. The 'cool' season here means that SOMETIMES the temperature falls below 70 F. Because of this, try to schedule ...
Written by ROD C, Australia, April 2011
I'm not usually a great one for religious sites; once you've seen a dozen Cathedrals they all seem to blend together a little. But there's something serene, peaceful and maybe even sublime about the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2011
Originating in 1912 as a facility for the manufacture and distribution of the rabies vaccine after Princess Banlusirisarn died from the disease, the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) is now ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
For a little taste of class in one of Asia’s largest and most recognized cityscapes, Bangkok
has a number of swanky and impressive rooftop venues where you can
enjoy a fine drink in a great ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2011
One of the most visitor-friendly cities in Asia, Bangkok has a staggering array of attractions for travelers of all stripes. Widely reckoned by meteorologists to be the world’s hottest city, Bangkok ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2011
The best of the three floating markets in Bangkok, Taling Chan is worth a visit for practical and phenomenological reasons, as well as the many culinary temptations on display at cut-rate prices.
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