Bangkok Vacations

It is easy to get lost in the sprawling metropolis of Bangkok, and that is not such a bad thing. The Thai capital is the epitome of concrete jungle, although with no real geographic or cultural focal point. Several hundred years of palaces and temples span the city. For history buffs, check out the Grand Palace, an example of grand Thai ... Read more
architecture and the former home of the royal family. To get off the streets and catch your breath, flag down one of the ubiquitous (and usually overpriced) tuk-tuks or hop on the Skytrain or underground MRT. Take a canal boat (or dinner cruise) to see the softer side of the in-your-face city. After dark, the Silom district hosts some of the world’s most notorious after-hours activities, but if ping pong shows aren't your style then try an evening with drinks on a rooftop high-rise bar like Skybar or catching a band or performance. Or, considering you are in Thailand, go out to eat. From international fusion at five-star hotels to street food (deep-fried insects are a delicacy), eating is Bangkok's favorite pastime. Shopping is second on the list of favorite pastimes, and you'll be spoiled for choice. If you're in Bangkok on a weekend, don't miss Chatuchak Market, one of the largest markets anywhere, period.

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Bangkok’s daytime highs remain pretty consistently in the range of hot to hotter throughout the year, so fill your suitcase with light, airy clothing. The best time to visit is when there is less rain and ... Read more
plenty of blue skies between November and April, although be prepared to be one among many tourists during this time. Thailand is a pretty affordable destination, so getting slightly cheaper hotel rates (and fewer crowds) in exchange for unpredictable weather -- which includes street-flooding monsoons -- from May through October is probably not worth it for many.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Love or hate it, Bangkok is an epicenter of Southeast Asia and Thai culture that must be experienced! Whether you choose to stay in the backpacker center of Khao San Road or avoid it at all costs, there's plenty to do, see, and soak up in the Thai capital.

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Great for nightlife, beautiful beaches, exciting food, people...a place for every budget.

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Bangkok is my all time favourite big city scene. There’s so much to do all the time. You can go anywhere so easily with their transportation options. The culture is like nothing I have ever experienced. The food scene is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. And the city it FULL of attractions, from malls, to historical sites, to temples, to food. The best city of all.

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nice infastructure good food. temples shopping night life beaches much more....

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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Very beautiful and busy city, with so much to do and see. There are markets, malls, temples, palaces and so much more!

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Milan, Italy

Ah Bangkok. At the beginning it is overwhelming with intensity , but little by little will take your heart. Every time I come back I discover something enchanting

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Local from Bangkok, Thailand

Melting pot of cultures, colours, smiles and .. well the list goes on.. so many negative Perception about Bangers.. if in doubt ask don't assume .. Respectful culture, diverse and dynamic - ultra modern and efficient or rustic history .. the choices are endless and if it rains or traffic congests .. its time for a foot massage .. the best is google bangkok achievers

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Aventura

Not everyone likes Bangkok but personally I loved it. Great prices, different places to go and the night life is very fun.

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

Really liked Bangkok very much. One has so many things to do and will never get bored.

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