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

  • Thai rights activists charged over report on army torture

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Three prominent Thai rights defenders were charged Tuesday with criminal defamation over a rare report describing torture suffered by detainees in the restive south, police said. Thailand’s southern tip is a hotbed of violence, with more than 6,500 people – mostly civilians – killed in a 12-year insurgency by Muslim rebels against the Buddhist-majority state. [...]


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

  • Burma Migrants Found on Fishing Boat in Thai Waters Return Home

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Fourteen Myanmar migrants forced to work on an Indonesian fishing boat returned to Myanmar on Tuesday after their government and an international organisation arranged their release, the government said. Government officials and officers from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) welcomed the migrants after they arrived at the airport in the commercial city Yangon, according [...]


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

  • Thailand’s Constitution Battle Becomes Theater of the Absurd

    Intellasia East Asia News

    With Hello Kitty, Megatron and Optimus prime involved, political showdown resembles a toy story For some in Thailand, posting pictures of toys online is the safest way to register their distaste for their military rulers’ tightening hold on power. Shape-shifting robots such as Optimus prime and Megatron from the Transformers films were among the first [...]


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

  • Why Thailand is no longer safe for Chinese dissidents

    Intellasia East Asia News

    After hosting Chinese asylum seekers for years, Thailand is now sending increasing numbers back to China. Li Xiaolong knew the time had come to flee his homeland. The Chinese government’s patience for political dissent was fast running out, and the ring of surveillance surrounding Li and his fellow democracy campaigners was tightening. Like many Chinese [...]


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

  • Thailand: Three Rights Activists Charged Over Torture Report

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Authorities in Thailand’s Deep South have charged three human rights activists with criminal defamation over a report that alleged systematic torture of suspected insurgents in Thai military and police custody. The three activists, who are associated with NGOs that co-published the groundbreaking report six months ago, said they were freed on bail Tuesday after they [...]


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

  • Irish and US tourists fined $60 after public sex act in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    An Irish man and an American woman have each been fined $60 for performing a sex act in public. The couple were caught in the act just feet away from a packed street in Phi Phi Island, Thailand. The apologetic pair, who have now parted ways, were each fined 2000 baht for acting inappropriately in [...]


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

  • Japan to offer Thailand JPY 170 billion in loans for railway project

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Japan plans to provide Thailand with JPY 167 billion ($1.6 billion) in loans for a railway project, Foreign minister Fumio Kishida told his Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinai. Kishida said he hopes the project will ease traffic jams and reduce air pollution in Bangkok during their talks Tuesday on the sidelines of a series of regional [...]


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

  • Thailand: Torture Victim’s Outspoken Niece Arrested

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thai authorities should drop trumped-up criminal proceedings against a woman who has sought justice for her army conscript uncle, who was tortured to death by soldiers in 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Naritsarawan Kaewnopparat, 25, faces up to five years in prison and a 100,000 baht (US$2,900) fine if found guilty of defamation and [...]


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

  • Thailand’s constitutional referendum is in a royal mess

    Intellasia East Asia News

    After some months of uncertainty, a representative from Thailand’s Democrats Party last week declared in a televised seminar that the party would not support the proposed draft constitution in the 7 August referendum. This follows an earlier declaration from the pro-Thaksin Puea Thai party that it also opposed the draft. A man eats a bread [...]


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

  • Thailand not alone in ripping off the tourists

    Intellasia East Asia News

    I have just come back from another visa run to Penang, Malaysia, and was quite impressed touring the city by double-decker bus. The city is actually quite stunning, giving Singapore a run for its money with its immaculately white government buildings, museums and churches. Among the tourist attractions, Penang Hill is accessed by a funicular [...]


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

Bangkok Weather Forecast

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Thursday: Light Cloud, Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F)

Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 0mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 63%, UV Risk: 12, Sunset: 18:47 ICT


Friday: Thundery Shower, Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F) Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F)

Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F), Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 9, Sunrise: 06:02 ICT, Sunset: 18:47 ICT


Saturday: Light Rain, Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F) Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F), Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 64%, UV Risk: 9, Sunrise: 06:02 ICT, Sunset: 18:46 ICT