A bustling metropolis with a rich heritage and culture, Bangkok is the gateway to Thai warmth and hospitality. There are glittering temples and grand palaces and also modern skyscrapers and swanky shopping malls; all a testimony to the city’s emergence as a progressive metropolitan keeping its cultural heritage intact. A heaven for shoppers, Bangkok offers the most interesting shopping experiences with its array of weekend and night bazaars, shopping malls and local markets.
A mix of exotic flavours and fragrances, Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world and one can experience authentic Thai food at almost every nook and corner of Bangkok. From street vendors and stalls at markets selling mouth-watering Pad Thai to fine dining restaurants offering international cuisines, you will never run out of options in Bangkok when it comes to food.
WELCOME TO BANGKOK, THE CITY OF TEMPLES, SPAS, ENDLESS SHOPPING SPREES AND A VIVID NIGHTLIFE.
Apart from its English language name: the city of Bangkok has another name too! Holding a Guinness World Record for having the longest name for a place, Bangkok is officially called Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Bet you didn’t know that!READ LESS
DO YOU KNOW THE OFFICIAL NAME OF BANGKOK? DO YOU KNOW THE OFFICIAL NAME OF BANGKOK?
Easily the largest market in Thailand (and most popular too), it is hard to miss Chatuchak when you’re in Bangkok! Spread over 27-acre-plus area, the market has over 15,000 booth stalls. If you’re visiting this market for the first time, just grab a local map from a street vendor and navigate your way through the main lanes Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3 (and so on) that branch out of the central walkway of the market. From clothing and accessories, to handicrafts, ceramics, furniture, books and antiques—there’s something here for everyone. Traveller tip: bargain well!READ LESS
HEAD TO CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET FOR PICKING UP FURNITURE, FOOD, CLOTHING AND LOTS MORE AT AMAZINGLY AFFORDABLE PRICES—A MUST-DO FOR BARGAIN-SHOPPERS.
Colourful, crowded and always lively—Khao San Road is easily one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods of Bangkok. The street that is home to best bars, clubs and restaurants, Khao San is quite the hit with international travellers, especially backpackers. From street vendors to dining establishments, there are countless options for eating out here which are not too heavy on your pocket. The precinct is also lined up with affordable options to stay, tattoo outlets, massage parlours, internet cafes, bookshops and much more. Go exploring!READ LESS
DO NOT FORGET TO VISIT KHAO SAN ROAD, WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY THE NIGHTLIFE OF THE CITY WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BANK.
If you wish to skip paying in cash at every public transport counter in Bangkok (and even at a few retail stores now), then get yourself a Rabbit Card. Just like any other metro card, the Rabbit card saves up money (and time in queues), as a specified number of trips is credited in your card at the time of purchase. Just like any other digital transaction, your money is deducted from the card when your trip on the train is over.READ LESS