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Bangkok Travel Guide

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Plan Your Bangkok Vacation

Bangkok, also known as the City of Angels and Venice of the East, will hit you like a ton of bricks. It's hot, polluted, and chaotic, and it thrills with energy; there's such a vast array of sightseeing, shopping, and eating possibilities that you'll have little time to rest. When you do find a moment, pamper yourself with spa treatments, skyline-view bars, luxurious hotels, and excellent

restaurants.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The Canals They don't call it "Venice of the East" for nothing. Sure, boat tours are touristy, but the sights, from Khmer wats to bizarre riverside dwellings, are truly unique.
  2. Street Food Bangkok may have the best street food in the world. Don't be afraid to try the weird stuff—it's often fresher and better than the food you'd get at a hotel restaurant.
  3. Shopping Bargains Forget Hong Kong and Singapore Bangkok has the same range of high-end designer goods at much lower prices.
  4. Sky-High Sipping "Bar with a view" is taken to the extreme when you sip martinis in open-air spaces atop lofty towers.
  5. Temple-Gazing From the venerable Wat Po to the little wats that don't make it into the guidebooks, Bangkok's collection of temples is hard to top.

When To Go

When to Go to Bangkok

Late October to late February is the best time to visit. The city is at its coolest (85°F) and driest. In April the humidity and heat build up to cre...

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