BANGKOK (BKK) - A must visit travel destination

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Bangkok is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities and a very popular travel destination. Bangkok is also known as Krung Thep which means the City of Angels. Krung Thep (Bangkok) is the capital of Thailand and the largest city in Thailand. It is also one of the leading cities of Southeast Asia. Bangkok (Bkk) is located in the central part of Thailand, on the east bank of Chao Phraya River near the Gulf of Thailand (also known as the Gulf of Siam).

Bangkok is Thailand's administrative, economic, and cultural center, and a major commercial and transportation center of Southeast Asia. The Bangkok metropolitan area extends for more than 32 kilometers (20 miles) in all directions. It includes Bangkok proper, the industrial city of Thon Buri on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river, and Klongtoi Wharf downstream, which, along with Bangkok’s artificial harbor, handles the bulk of Thailand’s foreign trade. The city is the hub of a continental Southeast Asian railroad network and has modern highways. Congestion on its roads led to the opening of an elevated light-rail system in 1999 and subway system in 2004. Its nearby international airport is one of the busiest in Asia. Despite these transportation facilities, Bangkok depends mainly on its numerous canals to carry the commercial produce of the surrounding area.

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Bird Watching in Bangkok

Bangkok is a haven for exotic Birds and provides avenues of bird watching for avid bird lovers.

Butterfly Watching in Bangkok

The Suan Rod Fai offers an excellent butterfly garden - a good place for de-stressing by watching butterflies.

Bangkok Nightlife

Bangkok is a city that never sleeps and has a vibrant night life full of fun & frolic.

Phuket Fantasea

When in Phuket, you should not miss this ultimate cultural theme park. You are guaranteed a unique experience.

China Town Market

Bangkok's China Town is an old business center and a large market - a must visit.

NEWS FOR BANGKOK TRAVELERS

  • Briton dies after speedboat ‘capsizes’ in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A British woman has died after a speedboat capsized near the island of Koh Samui, in Thailand, the Foreign Office says. A British man is also believed to be missing after the boat with 32 passengers and four crew “hit a big wave”, Thai police said. The boat had been travelling from Mu Ko Ang [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:27 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • BoT: Thailand can ride global storm

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The economy is strong enough to withstand the impact from continuous volatility in the global financial and capital markets because of the country’s limited exposure to foreign-denominated debt, says the Bank of Thailand. “For the macroeconomic view of Thailand, we do not have to worry because we have several buffers on the external front. Many [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:27 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Three tourists killed, one missing in Thai speed boat accident

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Three foreign tourists were killed and one other remains missing after a packed speed boat capsized off the popular Thai holiday island of Koh Samui, a police officer said Friday. The boat, which was carrying 32 tourists plus four crew, flipped over Thursday afternoon after it was slammed by a wave near a rocky stretch [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:27 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand, China Step Up Military Cooperation

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Recent military agreements between Thailand and China are sparking speculation about the depth of their defense cooperation. Chinese Defense minister and State Councilor general Chang Wanquan and his Thai counterpart, Prawit Wongsuwan, held talks this week on the sidelines of the Asean Defense ministers meeting in Laos. Analysts say the meeting confirms that recent agreements [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:27 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thai masseuses hide in ceiling to avoid arrest

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Five Thai female masseuses tried to evade arrest by state immigration officers by hiding inside the ceiling of the building they were in. However, it was an exercise in futility as they were eventually arrested by immigration officers at Jalan Putra here for working illegally in the country. The women, aged between 29 and 42, [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand considers options for petroleum concession deals

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand wants to negotiate a better return from its petroleum concessions held by Chevron Corp and Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production, the Energy minister said on Wednesday. Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat said energy policy makers would meet on Monday to discuss increasing the government’s share of the revenue in return for extending the contracts, which are [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thai forager who found $6m pill stash ‘gave them away’ to pals

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A Thai man who says he found 700,000 methamphetamine pills – with a street value of nearly $6 million – in a bush, drove the local price of the drug down after handing them out to his friends for free, police said Wednesday. Prachaub Kanpecth, who normally collects rubbish and forest honey, was charged Tuesday [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Two Years Since Thai Coup No Democracy In Sight – OpEd

    Intellasia East Asia News

    It has been two years since Thailand’s junta toppled the democratically elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22, 2014. Headed by general-turned-prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the military government swiftly implemented draconian measures to control society, rein in voices critical of the government and monarchy, and fight religious insurgents. However, the increasingly despotic policies have [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Burma army chief visits Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Myanmar’s armed forces commander-in-chief Senior general Min Aung Hlaing kicks off his three-day visit to Thailand today, where he will meet Privy Council president Gen PremTinsulanonda, prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and military top brass. Despite the political transition from military rule to the first elected civilian government in five decades in Myanmar, the general, who [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 May 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand ‘aims to re-draw concessions’

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Chevron and Thai state giant PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) could be drawn to the negotiation table by Thailand’s government as the Bangkok administration looks for a better return for state coffers from existing concessions, according to a report. Energy policy makers are set to meet on Monday to discuss increasing the government’s share of [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 May 2016 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Saturday: Light Cloud, Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 56%, UV Risk: 12, Sunset: 18:41 ICT


Sunday: Light Rain, Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F) Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F), Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1006mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 05:49 ICT, Sunset: 18:41 ICT


Monday: Light Rain, Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F) Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F), Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 05:49 ICT, Sunset: 18:42 ICT