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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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Yes, I would like go ...I want really to see and enjoy different culture, food and places. If I have money I will visit that place
Yes, of course. I'd like to visit Bangkok as I like travelling to new places and countries. If I have money, I will think
Yes I would like to visit Bangkok because it is one of the world’s most visited city. The country also have many interactive places from the unbeatable street food to the temples, markets and over-the-top luxury.
I would like to visit Bangkok someday. I think there are many places for sightseeing and interesting foods. I'm interested in culture of Thailand. Also, I want to see the snake farm and watch the live snake show. Of course, I want to touch a snake. I have impression of Bangkok that is a lively capital. Thailand is not far from Japan, so I want to go to Bangkok.
I would like to visit Bangkok in Thai. I have never been to Bangkok before. I am very interested in other culture. So I want to know Bangkok's food culture, custom, and so on. I want to eat Thai's street food. According to this article, Thai's street food is among the best in the world, and for around 5$.I don't have a lot of money. One of my dreams is to eat a lot of delicious food with little money. Also, I want to go to a temple. I heard there are a lot of buddhist and a lot of temple in Bangkok. I think religion has a great influence on the origin of the culture of the country. For these reasons, I would like to visit Bangkok in Thai.
I have heard and seen something interesting about Thailand, but I am not interested in traveling to Thailand. There are many reasons, but the most important one is that I don't know the language of this country. I know the importance of traveling to and other southern parts of Asia. All these countries have nice places for sightseeing, and their cultures are a lovely part of human's experiences. Therefore, if I can learn English fluently, then I will choose Thailand as a travel destination. I wish that I can very soon. Regards, Tayyebi
I really love bird, like REALLY I would love to see ewhat of birds species are in Bangkok, to see marine species and all kind of animals that are in there. Bangkok sound like a really nice place and also with a nice people.
Yes, of course, because I like travelling to new places, trying new foods and making new friends from different cultures. I have had no idea about Thailand before reading this text and it seems amazing.
I haven't been interested in Thailand until now, but this time I found out about tourism there and I really would like to visit Bangkok. Because we can go shopping and eat local foods cheaply. The great thing is they are very low costs but we can get good products and delicious foods. The place I want to visit is a huge shopping mall popular with young people. I've seen a TV program about sightseeing in Bangkok. The color of Thai miscellaneous goods were very flashy and it had a charm that Japanese things don't have, so I want to buy colorful bags or clothes. Thailand is close to Japan, so I'd like to travel once.
Yes. I would like to visit Bangkok. I've never been there, so I want to go there and see the night view. And Bangkok is attractive because it is close to Japan and I can go at a cheap price. Then there is another reason why I want to go. The reason is that I want to eat Thai food. I really like shrimp, so I want to eat Tom Yum Kung! I also want to visit some tourist spot in Bangkok. For example, swimming in the sea called Pattaya, shopping at a big shopping mall, or riding elephant at Ayutthaya ruins. I really want to go and try various things.
I am sure I would like to visit Bangkok again. That was quit interesting for me to visit temples and getting familiar with their culture also there was opportunity to enjoy street seafood. Besides I should confess that I got impressed by unique market which is called flow market. You can find a range of goods there from handicraft to tropical fruit. It is an asset for me to visit such a diverse place again.
Yes, I would like go there...When I saw picture it`s looking really different from European countries, different culture, food. If I have money I will visit that place :)
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok. I like seeing a lot of sightseeing spots, because I can feel the energy and escape from reality. I think that Bangkok has a lot of colorful buildings and very nice view at night. If I visit Bangkok, I want to go shopping and try to many food. Especially, I want to go to ICONSIAM. There is very big shopping mall. I like shopping and clothes, so I want to go there to buy clothes or accessories. In addition, I want to eat Tom yam kung. I have ever eaten it in Japan. But I want to eat real Tom yam kung!!! So, I have a lot of things to go to Bangkok. I hope I can go there someday.
Of course, I do. Because there are a lot of temples and delicious Thai food. They really attract me. I want to study their culture. I think I will not feel enough about one day trip. If I plan to go, it will be a week or so. My goal in the trip is to make friends and keep in touch even I back to Japan.
I have never been to any other countries but I really want to go to many countries.This is because I can touch other cultures. Also, it let me think differently. So, I read this article and want to visit Thailand one day. Speaking of Thailand, an image full of colorful things. If I can go there I would like to enjoy the scenery, eat tropical fruits, have a Thai massage, interact with animals that we can't interact with in Japan and have a relaxing time there.It seems that I can have various experiences like these, It will be a good time for my growth.
Yes. I’ve never been to Bangkok, so I would like to go there once. I would like to visit to many countries, and I think it would be good way to know other country’s culture and lifestyle. In addition, I often hear that there are beautiful sites, and we can interact with animals such as tigers or elephants. I want to see sites and interact with them. However, I have a reason what I don’t want to visit there. my sister has been there once, she said “I couldn’t eat Thai food, because they were all too spicy.” I thought I couldn’t eat either. Because I don’t like spicy foods. But I also think that it’s important to challenge anything. So, I would like to go there.
I didn't. But I would like to travel to Bangkok. I have never heart anything about city. However, I have never met before any person who has lived in there, I want to see and explore to this city. Differences is attractive for me.
Yes, I would like it. It`s always good to know other cultures and Bangkok is interesting!!
I'm sure that lifestyle of Banckog isn't suitable for me. But it's quite interesting to visit new place with absolutely different culture. I'd rather go to the beach and maybe see the main sights than visit the city with its traffic and busy people.
It seems interesting. Maybe one day, I will visit Bangkok city to see how wonderful their culture and also taste their delicious culinare.
always wanted to go to one of the tropical countries, Malaysia seems good too,hope some day i can make it.
Of course I do. This country has many of unique culture. Their food is so anti-mainstream, you can eat cockroach, mantis, bat, and other weird animal. Their language was unique too (without try to underestimate them), I always feel tickled when I heard they speak..
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok. It is really interesting city. I wonder to see this colorful regions.
I would love to visit Thailand, it seems that it has beautiful beaches and delicious food. I have never been to Asia so I think this would be a good place to start.
I would like to visit Thailand and capital city Bangkok because I'm from Myanmar and so both our countries are located in the Southeast Asia that why the travel distance is not so far and I can visit easily.Moreover,the prevalent religion of Thailand is Buddhism,like my country,I want to pay respect to the Thailand pagodas and explore the temples and historical sites.Cause I'm food lover,I like to taste Thailand foods,which are very famous on social media and among the food crazy.Coming soon,I trust I'll be happy over the Bangkok's roads.
Maybe, one day I will visit Thailand, I heard that it's a fantastic place for spending holiday
Of course , I hope to visit Bangkok city . I have a few friends been there before told me ,It's amazing city ,specially,when you go to Temples and the landmarks of the city then you are trying Thia's food ,It's delicious ..I want to visit it one day .
When I travelled to Thailand 10 years ago, I stayed 1 night in Bangkok. When I arrived there, I was suffocated by the temperature and pollution in february. Reading the article, I think I missed some beautiful spots. What is to remember is the smile and the kindness of the Thai people. The dishes are delicious and tasty. What is surprising is that the restaurant is open all night long. I wish I will have the opportunity to go there again.
yes i would like to visit bangkok because it's look like a wonderful city and i just want to discover their culture, taste their delicious food and visit all the places mentioned above
I haven't ever travelled to Thailand .I have seen some famous beautiful streets , traveller spots , like : Chiangmai , Phuket ... and the well-known tasty Thai street foods from TV . I hope that I can have a chance to go Thailand once day . It's so awesome !!!!
Yes of course. I really like visiting Bangkok. I've not ever visited there but i saw manything about Thailand on facebook especially foods and historical sites. Because i have a food soul, i really want to taste Thai foods which i see on facebook because Thai have many kind of foods, it's so interesting and delicious. Besides, pagodas and cultures is one of the most wonderful things in Thailand. I find pagodas are very royal and cultures which i'm interested in are also excited
I would actually like to visit any country all over the world. Cause anytime you visit a new place you will learn new lesson.
No, I wouldn't. The reason being that am tight up with schedule of activities. But,later i might be there to see their rice production.
Of course, Bangkok is one of the place I like to visit the most. Additionally, I also have a plan for our honeymoon trip. I totally agree with that Bangkok is quite noisy and overwhelming city. But I love to see the spectacular Grand Palace and pagodas around the city. And I like to taste the real spicy Thai foods. I have seen them a lot on Facebook. They seem full of flavor. There are many many Thai restaurants in our country but they aren't tasty enough. Watching Thai traditional dancing their ancient dance and instruments. And I love to take that kind of exploring. Can't wait the day our dreams come true.
Definitely, ı woul like to visit Bangkok.My two brothers has been doing muay thai and we've sometimes talked about Thailand.Additionally ı am someone who interested in cultures in the southeast asia.I will go to Thailand eventually,but firstl ı should take a passport
Of course, i want to go to Bangkok. I have plained to go there befot. But until today i didn't make my passport. Hmm, later i will make a passport ☺ The temples and historical sites be The first place that i will visit in Bangkok. Sounds interesting to learn about history. And then i wanna try the food because Bangkok have so many kind of food. I think it will be fun if can go there with friends or family.
If the paragraph is true I would like to visit Bangkok because I want to do an insanity and I want to touch a snake
I would like to spend time in Bangkok. I love Thai food, I think that i could enjoy a lot the city and their around. I like to read this travel guide, i feel like going to Thailandia. It might be a needy clash cultural and understand better the world.
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok. Thailand is one of the best attraction for tourist. i love travelling hence i would like to visit not only bangkok but other places also like chiang mai, chiang thai, phuket, pattaya. i would like to try thai street food, visiting beaches.
Yes, I would. This place, it's appears to be very fun and friendly wiht tourists.
By short words, who don't like to see and enjoy in this spectacular places, and live that moment when ride longtail boat or eat different meal and show another communities?. But I have wonder about what meaning K ao San Raod not very Thai
Yes I would like to go to Bangkok It's a different culture, I love Thai food especially fried chicken on rice and pad Thai noodles. I would love to go on a sky train and visite the spectacular temples.
It's very great when I visit Bangkok. Because after I had read this article, I imagined interesting things here. There are many delicious foods, beautiful places and get experience culture here. I like traveling and discover new things.
Yes, I would like to visit Bangkok. I think it is also very exciting and interesting city with own soul and culture.
It would be interesting. It's amazing to see the world and get experienced with other culture. And the most fantastic thing is to eat different meals around the world.