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Bangkok

An unusual metropolis full of hidden gems

Abandon the throng of glassy-eyed farang watching “The Beach” on Khao Sarn Road and get to know the real Bangkok, or Krung Thep, as the Thai call it. This massive city of 6 million (conservatively) can feel overwhelming, but it’s got more than a few riches in store for those who care to break away from the confines of backpackerdom. Public transportation will take you to most of the sites you’ll want to see, while an aimless stroll might lead you to the unexpected—like a ramshackle restaurant that presents the best, hottest curry you will ever sweat your way through. For a cultural crash course, visit the enormous golden Buddha towering on its perch in Wat Intharawihan or take in a traditional Thai marionette performance at the Joe Louis Puppet Theater. Glimpse the golden spires of the Grand Palace and purchase an amulet from a saffron-robed monk. Experience the latest in Thai fashion by browsing the handicrafts of Bangkok’s top designers at Gaysorn Plaza. There aren’t many places where you get your legs wrung out like towels during a yoga massage, and then cringe with empathy at the wicked bodily contortions of the night’s kickboxing match. Bangkok is a city with limitless offerings. Let your sense of adventure lead you, and there’s no limit to what you might find.

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Latest Bangkok reviews (17)

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  • Soon be there!
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  • Also Bangkok ist eine Stadt der superlative, super nette menschen und sehenswürdigkeiten vom feinsten..ein Besuch lohnt sich immer
    about a year ago report abuse
  • nosotros iremos esre año en agosto y esperamos pasarnoslo muu bien ya os contaremos cuando vengamos
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  • Dreckig, überfüllt, chaotisch, versmogt,... und trotzdem jedesmal ein Traum!
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  • me gustaria ir a visitar esa ciudad ya que toda tailandia incluso la cultura y todo lo demas zonas que tiene maravillosas me gustaria visitarlas.. pero claro si fuese unos dias me gustaria saber si alli hablan algunos nuestro idioma o si se necesitaria un guia y tal.. espero su respuesta.
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  • Bangkok ist eine faszinierende Stadt! Nebst den zahlerichen Sehenswürdigkeiten bietet Bangkok ein grosses Angebot an Einkaufs- und Ausgehmöglichkeiten.
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  • Utter luscious chaos; Bangkok isn't for the faint-hearted. Learn to steel yourself against the roaring tuk tuks, dust, and hawkers - fall in love with the smells, street carts, and mayhem.
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    Must see!!!! after 20 visits, still love it
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    you love it, or you hate it. I love it.
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    Bangkok is a city where tradition, modernit, and chaos are in perfect harmony.
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    Wonderful city
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    simply great
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    It's a quite chaotic city and that's the magic about it, delicious food. 100% recommended.
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  • Beautiful City, very very busy 7/24, massive air pollution! Does: Shopping (Markets), Massage, Grand Palace & Co, Floating Markets, lets tailor some suits, dresses and shirts, enjoy price luxury hotels! Donts: Never buy Blue Sapphires, Don't let Tuk Tuk Drivers decide where to go, Don't take Taxis without Taximeters
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    beautiful city!!! The only negative factor is the smog but you really have to visit it!
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  • Wonderful
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    An amazing city rich of magic and mistery, very lively and cozy.
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