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Whether you're travelling to the islands or the mountains of Thailand, you're likely to spend at least one night in its capital city on the way. Bangkok might be noisy and polluted but it's also an exciting city with plenty of things to see and do. Why not make it a longer stay?

Where to stay

The Khao San Road was a famous traveller spot even before Leonardo di Caprio's character in the film The Beach stayed there. But it's noisy, not very pretty and not very Thai. For something more authentic, Phra Kanong offers an alternative place to stay, with its fantastic street markets where everyday Bangkok people eat, work and live. It's not as convenient for the main tourist sites, but it has a Skytrain station so you can be at the Grand Palace in 20 minutes.

How to get around

Bangkok's traffic can be a nightmare. Sure, you can easily take a taxi – if you want to spend hours stuck in traffic jams – but there are two much better ways to get around the city. To explore the temples and historical sites, catch an express boat river taxi or a longtail boat along the Chao Phraya river and the canals. For the modern part of the city, the Skytrain is a fast, cheap way to travel from the river to the shopping malls and nightlife of Sukhumvit, and the famous Chatuchak street market.

Where to eat

The simple answer is: everywhere! Thai street food is among the best in the world, and for around $5 you can eat a filling and delicious meal. Some food stands have little plastic seats where you can sit and eat and they cook the same dish over and over, like fried chicken on rice or Pad Thai noodles. Head for Chinatown – Yaowarat Street – and choose whatever looks most interesting from the many excellent Chinese and Thai restaurants and food stands.  

What to do

After you've seen the main sites like the Giant Buddha at the temple of Wat Pho and the spectacular Grand Palace, and shopped at Chatuchak market, check out the snake farm and watch the live snake show. You can even touch a snake yourself if you want to!

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Definitely, I would like to go Bangkok. It's amazing place. Many people told about this it's interesting place for tourists.
Girls are very friendly there.

I love asian culture, mainly because Budhism religion. I think that to know Thai is a way to be near thist things. But in my opinion, we have to be attention. There are some dangerous places in this city.

For sure I would like to go to Bangkok. In my opinion, the whole Asian culture is very interesting and I would appreciate goes there. I would be very motivated to travel to Bangkok to try as much as I could of food stands. I think that is the real diving moment into a culture. I can imagine a lot of people walking frenetically, also some different language sound everywhere. That's probably very exciting stuff to do in life! =)
First of all, thanks for this reading material. Definitely, I would like to visit Bangkok within a couple of years. I have heard from friends and family that it's a city with a lot of fun activities to do and where you can really relax and unwind. I would like to experience the Thai massage and lay on the beautiful beaches.
No not me. In fact, I never thought about visiting Bangkok. Maybe, today I start to think that.
Yes, I would. I love to know whatever I can, so if I have tha chance to go there, it is welcome. Thailand is not my dreaming place to visit, but I'm sure Thain people are amazing, and their food is delicious. These are good reasons to go there.
I wouldn't want to go Bangkok because I am very picky about food. I think Turkiye food culture and Bangkok food culture not similar so I don't want to go bangkok.
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok because I would like to know a famous traveller spot, and it would be a different experience in my life
I would like to visit Thailand. I hve never visited in this country. I don't like temple but I like natural and beach places. I love shopping.
I like Thau. But I think I wouldn't like visit Bangkok. I prefer near sea place, with long beach, and fruits, and not noisy place. I have visited Thue twice, and we rented a bike, and go to trip ourselves. It was amazing and awesome.
Yes, I really would like to visit this amazing capital city! I have wanted to travel to Bangkok since I watched on the internet some pictures about his tourist places, food and facts about his diverse culture. I hope to have the opportunity to know this city!
For me , I've never been to Bangkok. But I've tasted of it a lot from the uploaded photos and videos . As I am a shopping girl , the shopping malls and supermarkets attact me a lot. And I figured the selling things from Bangkok are so smart and is not that expensive. Also , the street food might be so delicious and worth it . Although I'm so freaking out just thinking about of snakes , I will probably take a selfie with snake; like it's around my neck when I go there .
I've been in Bankok in 2017. this is one of my best cities in the world. I had so much fun , also I ate a lot of street foods. I stayed kao san road as same as mostly young people. I loved in chatucak market, I realy enjoy there.bangkok streets are smells really bad and dirty but it isn't important so long as I live. I went to chiniatown, I was shopping in many present my friends and family. I had a lot massage like asian style. And when I read this content, I felt little bit there :)
I have never been to Thailand. But I wanna visit it. Because I would like to see temples and eat local food. Also I wanna see travesti show in this country.
I'd love to!! Actually, I've traveled there once for about 10days. It was amazing I love Thai food and market. there are also a lot of place to visit. it wasn't enough time to explore there. I would like to visit there again to explore the beautiful country.
Bangkok seems to be a very intriguing place. So yes, I would love to visit it. With its temples and markets - I have never been to a market, come to think of it. So that will be the most important reason there is.
I think it is a pretty interesting place to go and travel, specially for the things mentioned in the travel guide. I'm very excited to see the historical places, markets and serpents!
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok. It is because there are plenty of shopping markets for me to visit in Bangkok. I want to visit one of the floating markets. I also want to visit Bangkok because Bangkok is well-known for its street food.
I would like to travel to Bangkok. I love eating different meals, walk through for new cities and know other cultures.
Sure, I would like to visit to the Bangkok because this is famous in the world for its historical places ,rivers, food markets, and shopping malls.
I'd like to visit Bangkok to enjoy Thi massage and eat foods that sounds to be deliciuos.
I'd like to visit Bangkok to see the Giant Budda and try the food that seems to be delicious.
I would like to visit Bangkok because is an important, historical city in Thailand, I love to travel aroud the world.
I would like to visit Bangkok at some point in the future as it seems so the food,sightseeing quality is high.Although the pollution concerns me a bit but it is common for most countries nowadays so that is fine.
Bangook is not in my list of countries to visit, i don't feel attractive for that country, but maybe in the future, who knows?
I'd definitely like to visit Bangkok, I've heard a lot about Thailand and its capital Bangkok. I'm eagerly looking forward to visiting that city because I'm very curious and excited to see all the good things and descriptions I've read and heard about it. Also, I'm particularly interested in its historical sites, culture and food.
In my opinion, Bangkok is one of the most captivating places I genuinely recommend to visit. It has unique characteristics making it much more attractive, like its ancient temples, tranquil views and I cannot forget its filling and delicious food. Honestly, I hope to visit that great city some day.
Wow, it's really attractive of the country where I visited two times. There are a plenty of beautiful sight-seeings where people should travel around. Firstly, you can spend time all day on the beach such as swimming, sunbathing, walking and wave surfing. Secondly, you can travel a number of sight pot that are impressed man people. Moreover, you can enjoy tasting local cuisines which are delicious meals. I can tell you more, but I have to sign out for my job.
Bangkok is one of the beautiful cities of the world. It has many tourist sites. The skytrain is among the fastest trains which is good enough for quick tour of city in one day. Chao phraya is beautiful river followed by many religious spots. Other places like Wat Phra Keaw and Wat Pho temples are religious sites for locals.
I would like to visit Bangkok.I love thai cultures,traditional costume & food.And I wanna go to the fantastis event,street market & eat street food.
I have never travelled to Bangkok. I would like to visit there to see many spectacular buildings and fantastic foods and events. Moreover, I also am interested in touching the snakes. Wow, that's fabulous.
I have never been to Bangkok.I really would like to visit there as it is a Paradise for shopping.
I traveled to Thailand on a tour in 2018. I could visit Bangkok and Pattaya. I really enjoyed the tour. We came to Pattaya first. We spent 2 nights there. Near our hotel is the most famous street in Pattaya. There are a lot of bars and show theaters. It´s very noisy but also funny to see people around the world come there. Bangkok is a shopping city. We had a buffet dinner at the highest restaurant. We could see all the city from the glass windows in the restaurant. It was so beautiful and colorful.
I like Bangkok because it is center of history culture and bring spirits and matter value of Thai
Yes, sure I'd like to see the city. It has many reasons such as different culture, combining traditional and modern life, great sights, different and diverse foods, and a sweet experience. We have a proverb which says "The Travelling Cooks Persons!". I want to visit all cities in the world and I will do that.
I really would enjoy visiting Bangkok. This place is so different from the place where I live. I'm curious about culture, religion and especially about food.
I have never had the opportunity to travel a lot. I would willingly visit Bangkok with all its places worth visiting despite it is not the number one place I would like to visit. I'm not into the eastern culture but being present there could change my mind. Surely, by getting around Bangkok I could experience the real atmosphere of the city. No one guide, brochure, or video is able to give you that feeling but that can give you the boost to start planning travel.
Indeed I'm a travel buff and definitely, Bangkok is a nice place for a journey. Furthermore, I'm looking forward to visiting the Buddhist temple, as I'm really interested in East Asian religions. I also heard about delicious street food in Thailand, so certainly I want to try it one time in my life.
thailand is so attractive . i extremely like Thai food ,so after read this i want to visit there
i would like to visit Thailand because i'm interested in Thai cuisine, scenery and people over there. I have followed many celebrity in Thailand for a long time, so i want to meet them.
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok. I have wanted to go for a long time. It might be an exciting experience because I think they have a very different culture than mine (I am from Spain). I like travelling and I want to earn money in order to be able to visit this city or another main city in Asia, such as Kyoto. Cheers from Madrid.
I would love to visit Thailand. Because my friend works in Bangkok. She always tell me that people in Thai are very lovely and food is amazing. I want to get to know more about their culture. Hopefully, I will visit for my honeymoon in a couple years!
I really like travelling but i don't think i would choose Bangkok cause i don't like temples and historic places also i really don't like street food i eat it only if i know it's taste . i would prefer going to Korea instead i like the coffees there, the Korean make up ,masks and a lot more
would you like to travel to bangkok Bangkok has been characterized as a city that has a wide variety of culture and gastronomy and that without a doubt I would love to visit and explore all its culture and its amazing landscapes, but one of the reasons I would not travel is because of overcrowding with which the city of Bangkok has.
I love travelling. If i get a chance to travel, i would like to visit there go shopping to night market, enjoy with Thai street foods.
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