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The lively streets of Bangkok are brimming with vitality, street vendors, lively markets, and a vibrant nightlife. From the renowned Khao San Road to the bustling night markets, Bangkok presents an energetic ambiance that captivates tourists.

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew: This iconic complex (map) is a must-visit. It features stunning architecture and houses the revered Emerald Buddha. Located on the Chao Phraya River, *Wat Arun (map) is known for its distinctive spires and offers fantastic views of the city skyline. Home to the famous Reclining Buddha, *Wat Pho (map) is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Climb the 318 steps of the Golden Mount (map) to reach the top, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok and visit the beautiful golden chedi.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the largest markets in the world (map), with over 8,000 stalls selling a wide range of goods, including clothing, handicrafts, and delicious street food. *Chinatown (map), also known as Yaowarat, is indeed a vibrant neighborhood in Bangkok. It is famous for its bustling streets, Chinese temples, and excellent street food. It’s especially lively during Chinese festivals like Chinese New Year.

Jim Thompson House: Visit the former home of Jim Thompson (map), an American entrepreneur who revitalized the Thai silk industry. The house showcases traditional Thai architecture and an impressive art collection.

Bangkok Street Food Guide. Thai Street Food for Beginners! (hotels.com)

Bangkok Food Tours: Bangkok Food Tours offers a guided culinary experience in Chinatown, exploring the vibrant food scene and sampling a variety of dishes. While their website primarily focuses on tour bookings, they also provide some useful information and insights into Chinatown’s food culture.

As for popular street food spots in Bangkok, here are a few well-known locations:

Chinatown (Yaowarat): Bangkok’s Chinatown (map) is famous for its vibrant street food scene. The bustling streets are lined with food stalls and vendors offering a wide variety of Thai and Chinese dishes, such as stir-fried noodles, seafood, grilled meats, and desserts.

Or Tor Kor Market: Located near Chatuchak Weekend Market, Or Tor Kor Market (map) is a renowned fresh food market that also features a section dedicated to cooked food and street food stalls. It offers a wide selection of Thai snacks, fruits, grilled meats, and regional specialties.

Bang Rak (Silom Road): Silom Road (map) is known for its vibrant street food scene, particularly in the Bang Rak area. Here, you can find a mix of Thai street food vendors offering dishes like grilled seafood, noodle soups, and mango sticky rice.

Soi Rambuttri (near Khao San Road, map) is famous for its backpacker scene, it also offers a variety of street food options. From grilled meats and seafood to fruit shakes and local snacks, you can find a range of flavors to sample.

** When exploring street food spots in Bangkok, it’s important to consider hygiene practices, opt for busy stalls with high turnover, and be mindful of any specific dietary preferences or restrictions.

Khao San Road: Known as the backpacker’s mecca, Khao San Road (map) is famous for its lively atmosphere, street food stalls, bars, and clubs. It’s a popular spot for travelers looking for a fun and energetic nightlife experience. In the evening must visit ⇒ Rambuttri Alley (map).

Patpong: Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s red-light district, Patpong (map) offers a mix of go-go bars, nightclubs, and night markets. While it may have a reputation for its adult entertainment venues, Patpong also attracts visitors who are curious to experience its lively and bustling atmosphere. ⇒ Soi Patpong (map), Soi Thaniya (map), Soi Cowboy (map)

Silom Road: Silom is not only a business district but also home to a thriving nightlife scene. The area offers a mix of upscale rooftop bars, gay-friendly clubs and bars in the famous Silom Soi 2 (map) and Silom Soi 4 (map), as well as vibrant night markets (map).

Thonglor and Ekkamai: These trendy neighborhoods are known for their upscale bars, hip nightclubs, and fashionable crowd. Thonglor and Ekkamai attract a more affluent and stylish clientele who enjoy the chic and sophisticated nightlife offerings.

Asiatique The Riverfront: Located by the Chao Phraya River (map), Asiatique is a unique night bazaar with a vibrant atmosphere. It combines shopping, dining, and entertainment, featuring a variety of restaurants, bars, and a Ferris wheel for panoramic views.


Chatuchak Weekend Market: One of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak (map) offers an extensive array of goods, including clothing, accessories, handicrafts, home decor, plants, and delicious street food.

*Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Located outside of Bangkok (map), this iconic floating market is a popular tourist attraction. Vendors sell their goods from boats, offering fresh produce, local snacks, and souvenirs.

Pratunam Market: Situated in the Pratunam district (map), this wholesale market is a haven for fashion enthusiasts. It offers a vast selection of clothing, accessories, and textiles at affordable prices.

Talad Rot Fai (Train Night Market): This night market is known for its vintage and retro vibe (map). It offers a unique shopping experience with a wide range of antique items, second-hand clothes, quirky collectibles, and trendy fashion.

Shopping Centers:

Siam Paragon: A luxury shopping mall located in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district, Siam Paragon (map) is a paradise for high-end shopping. It houses international designer brands, upscale boutiques, a large cinema complex, and a variety of gourmet dining options.

CentralWorld: As one of the largest shopping centers in Southeast Asia, CentralWorld (map) features a vast selection of international and local brands, electronics, home goods, and department stores. It also hosts events, exhibitions, and entertainment shows.

MBK Center: Known for its affordable prices, MBK Center (map) is a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists. It offers a wide range of goods, including clothing, electronics, mobile phones, accessories, and souvenirs.

Terminal 21: This unique shopping mall is themed like an international airport, with each floor representing a different city. Terminal 21 offers a mix of fashion brands, specialty stores, and an impressive food court with cuisines from around the world.

Floating Markets: Take a boat tour to explore the floating markets near Bangkok, such as Damnoen Saduak (map) or Amphawa (map). These markets offer a unique experience where vendors sell their goods from boats.

Lumphini Park: Escape the city’s chaos and relax in this green oasis. Lumphini Park (map) offers jogging paths, paddleboat rentals, and a chance to see monitor lizards and various bird species.

About Thailand

Information for planning your trip around the country.

About Bangkok

Tourist information to help you get to know the city.


Information about all types of public transport in the country.

Cities & Regions

Useful info about the regions and cities of the country.

#1 Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country and serves as a symbol of the Thai monarchy.

#2 Chiang Mai

The surrounding region of Chiang Mai is blessed with natural beauty and offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

#3 Phuket Island

Phuket is famous for its picturesque beaches, featuring crystal-clear waters, white sandy shores, and dramatic rock formations.

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transport in Thailand, especially in urban areas. They are three-wheeled motorized vehicles that can be hailed on the street for short trips.

BUS: The Victory Monument (map) in Ratchathewi District is among its most important road junctions, serving over 100 bus lines as well as an elevated train station. Transport Co., Ltd. (Public Bus Services) intercity bus services in Thailand. + Green Bus CorporationNakhonchaiair Co., Ltd.PhetprasertSombat Tour Co., Ltd.

BAOLAU.com – Whether you travel by air, rail, land or sea, you can find all the information to plan your journey through Asia here.

TRAIN: State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has a 4,000-km network covering most of the country, from Chiang Mai in the north all the way to (and beyond) the Malaysian border in the south. Compared to buses, most trains are relatively slow and prone to delays, but safer. Tickets may be purchased on-line from Thairailwayticket.com.

AIRPORT: Airports of Thailand: The official website of AOT provides information on airports in Thailand.

Bangkok has two major airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport which is the main airport and serves most full-service carriers, and the smaller Don Mueang International Airport which primarily serves low-cost carriers.

FERRY: Chao Phraya Express Boat Co.,Ltd | river transport in Bangkok.

A Guide to Your First Hour in Bangkok, Thailand.

Here’s your Thailand Travel Guide for the first 60 minutes after you land in Bangkok. Lots of tips and tricks to get you out of Suvarnabhumi Airport with everything you need. I’ll break down money exchange options, how to get a Sim card, transportation options, health insurance, and more. I’ll give prices and options for everything, including the cheapest way to get into downtown Bangkok.

video source: Retired Working For You /youtube.com/

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


For travelers requiring information on visas and entry requirements to Thailand. + Visa policy of Thailand (wikipedia.org)

Thai National Parks.

Wildlife and Plant Conservation website offers details on park locations, entrance fees, camping options, and activities within the parks.

Transit Bangkok.

The most comprehensive guide to Bangkok public transportation. Bangkok bus, MRT (Bangkok Metro), BTS Sky Trains, boats.

Bangkok Post is one of the most prominent English-language newspapers in Thailand. Their website provides comprehensive coverage of news, current affairs, business, lifestyle, and more, with a focus on both national and international news.

ASEANNOW.com is a popular online forum for expats in Thailand. It is a platform where expats can ask questions, share information, and engage in discussions on various aspects of living in Thailand.

Thai Language – Reference documents, interactive lessons, dictionary, and forums for learning Thai.


ThaiTable offers a collection of authentic Thai recipes, cooking techniques, ingredient information, and tips for preparing Thai dishes.

She Simmers: Authored by Leela Punyaratabandhu, this website focuses on traditional Thai recipes, cooking techniques, and stories behind the dishes. It provides in-depth explanations and step-by-step instructions to help you recreate Thai flavors at home.