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.

Hotels

Bangkok Hotels

Bangkok offers a staggering range of lodging choices, and even some of the best rooms are affordable to travelers on a budget. The city has nearly 500 hotels...read more

Restaurants

Bangkok Restaurants

Thais are passionate about food, and love discovering out-of-the-way shops that prepare unexpectedly tasty dishes. Nowhere is this truer—or more feasible—than...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Bangkok

The Old City is a major destination for travelers...read more

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Bangkok Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Bangkok

    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... Read more

  • Bangkok Dinner Cruises

    Though they're definitely touristy, lunch or dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya River are worth considering. They're a great way to see the city... Read more

  • Cooking Classes in Bangkok

    Culinary tourism is all the rage, and Bangkok is keeping up with the times. A Thai cooking class can be a great way to spend a half day—or longer... Read more

  • Bangkok Puppets

    For hundreds of years Thailand's puppeteers have entertained both royal courts and village crowds with shadow puppets and marionettes. Historically... Read more

  • Martial Arts in Bangkok

    Thais are every bit as passionate about their national sport as Americans are about baseball. Though it's often dismissed as a blood sport, muay... Read more

  • Bangkok Bargains

    Even if you've honed your bargaining skills in other countries, you might still come up empty-handed in Thailand. The aggressive techniques that... Read more

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