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Where else in the world would you find stunning golden buddhist temples next to sleazy neon-glazed strip bars, busy street food carts overlooked by empty high-end restaurants, super-malls neighbouring ancient monuments and grid-locked traffic, overtaken by long-tail boats? These contradictions are what make Bangkok so unique and so special.
Visit Bangkok and you'll see a bustling city in a modern city-scape. A global business and banking centre with all the modern amenities and luxuries that you could possibly ask for. But there's another Bangkok, one you don't have to look too hard to find, but one that will sweep you off your feet and take you on a mouth-watering, eye opening and sometimes shocking roller-coaster. It will thrill you, surprise you, seduce and disgust you, and when it finally spits you out, you'll be left wondering what the hell just happened, but thats just a minuscule fraction of whats in store when you book your trip here.
Three seasons exist in Thailand, hot, rainy and cool, though don't be fooled, it's pretty hot year round with average low's ranging from 22°C-26°C and high's from 32°C-35°C (not sure exactly what part of that you'd describe as "the cool season"). When it rains, it pours in Thailand with the rainy season lasting from mid-May until October, but flash storms occur throughout the year. Don't be put off, this is just another part of it's charm and well worth witnessing first hand.
Food in Thailand and particularly in Bangkok is something else. Practically a tourist destination themselves, the food carts that line the streets of the city offer a truly authentic taste of Thailand.
Bangkok's varied entertainment, ranging from eating, drinking and dancing to the fierce mayhem of Thai boxing, through trendy clubs and bars playing the latest tunes, to the tourist-only sex bars of the Patpong district, a mysterious, seedy, dark, yet wildely fascinating underbelly that’s the tip of an intoxicating cultural iceberg.
There's quite literally so much to do and see in Bangkok, from the aforementioned red-light district of Patpong to haggling for junk at street markets in districts such as Banglamphu and Chinatown. Not for you? Visit the impressive Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, lively and ostentatious Wat Pho or the National Museum’s collection of art. What are you waiting for? Book your trip now.
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A visit to Bangkok for its affordable dentistry becomes an extended stay when the author realises he can live on just a few dollars a day. A humorous insight into the Thai capital, digging beneath the surface of its hidden depths and contradictions and revealing it in all its glorious quirkiness.
Bangkok Blog posts
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13th April 2022 by Budget TravellerFirst time in Bangkok? Here are some of my favourite things to do
If you’ve ever made the mistake of riding an airport taxi, ambling along the highway at snail’s pace towards Bangkok City Centre and have been nearly scammed by the taxi driver who refuses to use the meter, chances are that your first impressions of visiting Bangkok won’t be the most favourable. When I arrived at my hostel, breathless and a few extra grey hairs later, I was ready to call it a day. After picking up a few tips from the locals about how to navigate the city, places to avoid...
1st April 2021 by PommieTravels10 things to do in Bangkok
With heavy traffic, huge high-rise buildings and oppressive humidity, it can take a while to adjust to life in Bangkok. Thailand’s capital is a big, chaotic city, but don’t let this put you off. As you explore further you’ll find opulent palaces, colourful markets and all kinds of nightlife. When I visited Thailand for the first time, my friend told me I shouldn’t spend any time in Bangkok on my way to Koh Samui. “There’s not really much to do there but shopping and it’s dirty”...
1st April 2021 by Budget TravellerThe last time I saw Thailand
Like Bourdain, I’ve been fortunate to have visited Thailand a few times. Three to be precise. The last time I saw Thailand was just after Xmas, 2018. We had just spent Christmas in the dreamy town of Luang Prabang in Laos. After the blissfully meditative humdrum life of Luang Prabang a return to Bangkok was a return to the comfort of chaos, of extremes that is the DNA of all my best backpacking memories in South East Asia. No one ever forgets that first intense zap of muggy humid heat that...
12th February 2021 by AndyCheapest places to holiday in January
Forget the typical New Year’s Resolutions of dieting, exercising and saving money – and kick the New Year off with a holiday instead! After all, it’s cold and you’ve probably spent far too much time indoors, wondering where to put all your Christmas presents.In the tropics, you’ll find perfect weather and the southern hemisphere is in sun-filled party mode for the entire month. If you’re not aching for the sun, but can’t wait to hit the slopes instead, Europe’s best ski resorts...
30th December 2020 by Stoked to TravelThailand Travel Guide: The best places to visit in Thailand
Thailand is by far the most visited country in Asia, and one of the most popular countries to attract tourists from around the world. It’s renowned for gorgeous beaches, lush jungle, interesting culture and history, and amazing street food. It’s also pretty cheap! On my first ever backpacking trip at 18, Thailand was the first destination we landed in. I remember arriving in a sweaty, chaotic Bangkok and being almost instantly drawn in with its energy and buzz. I’ve returned several times...
13th July 2020 by Bemused BackpackerThe 6 best day trips from Bangkok
Thailand’s capital Bangkok is an eclectic, enigmatic city that is the top of many backpackers travel lists, but sometimes every traveller just needs to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. Here are 6 of the best day trips from Bangkok. Bangkok is a heaving metropolis that overwhelms many first time backpackers and can take a little bit of time to get to know, with its insane traffic, crowds, pollution and hustle, but it is a truly amazing city once you take the time to get to know...
26th January 2021 by Hand Luggage OnlyMidnight in Bangkok, Thailand
A few hours before midnight, we got picked up from our hotel in Bangkok for a chance to experience the city in a way we wouldn’t have otherwise. Our day had started with one of the most popular spots in the city (the Grand Palace, Khlongs and Wat Arun – see it all here) but one of the best ways to truly enjoy a city is to go where the locals go which is perhaps why I enjoyed this evening bit so much. See, this evening, we would be off on a food tour and to be perfectly honest, I’m...
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