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

  • Seat at UNSC will give Thailand a bigger voice: Prayut

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he hopes Thailand can obtain a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council during the upcoming elections. He said a seat in the Security Council would help Thailand project more voices in the multilateral arena and as head of the Group of 77 developing countries, it could deliver the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:29 Jun 2016 at 6:00pm

  • PM: Security Council seat would boost Thailand’s standing

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Prime minister Prayut Chan-cha is banking on winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council to bolster the international community’s confidence in Thailand. Prayut said the new non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council will be decided by the UN member states, but Thailand has been lobbying intensely for the Asia-Pacific seat, as [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:29 Jun 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Brexit may shave 0.1 point off Thailand 2016 growth

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The departure of Britain from the European Union (EU) will indirectly affect Thailand, with potential to trim its economic growth by 0.1 percentage point to 2.9 percent in 2016, according to an economist. Thanavath Phonvichai, director of the Centre for Economic and Business Forecasting at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:29 Jun 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand’s economy expected to grow 2.5pct in 2016

    Intellasia East Asia News

    World Bank has raised the economic growth forecast for Thailand in 2016 from 2.2 per cent to 2.5 per cent, believing Thailand’s strong fundamentals and ample fiscal and monetary buffers will help Thailand weather shocks. Last year, Thailand’s economy expanded by 2.8 per cent. In the 2016 Thailand Economic Monitor released today by the World [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:29 Jun 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Exclusive: US to upgrade Thailand in annual human trafficking report – sources

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The United States has decided to remove Thailand from its list of worst human trafficking offenders, officials said, a move that could help smooth relations with Bangkok’s military-run government. The upgrade, confirmed to Reuters by a US official in Washington and a Bangkok-based official from an international organisation with direct knowledge of the rankings, would [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:29 Jun 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Pressure mounts on Thai junta over fake bomb detectors

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A Thai soldier usess a GT200 bomb detector as he patrols the streets of Yala in 2010 Activists on Monday urged Britain to hand over details of the multi million-dollar sale to Thailand of fake bomb detectors that led to the detention of scores of innocent people. British fraudsters Gary Bolton and James McCormick were [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:28 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm

  • Thailand in race for UNSC seat

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Military-ruled Thailand stands a “good chance” over oil-rich Kazakhstan to secure a seat among the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at a vote in New York on Wednesday, a Thai diplomat said. Bangkok and Astana have been campaigning to win a two-thirds vote from 193 member states at a secret [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:28 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm

  • Letter to Thailand prime minister on UN Security Council Candidacy

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Human Rights Watch is a nongovernmental organisation that monitors and reports on human rights issues in more than 90 countries around the world. We have reported on Thailand for nearly three decades. Thailand is currently seeking a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018, which will be decided in an election during [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:28 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm

  • UN set to choose five new non-permanent Security Council members

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The UN general Assembly is set to elect five new non-permanent Security Council members to replace Spain, Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia and Angola in January. Bolivia heads into the Tuesday vote unopposed and will take over the Latin American seat currently occupied by Venezuela. Likewise, Ethiopia is the only candidate for Africa and will take [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:28 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm

  • What Thailand needs to learn from Brexit

    Intellasia East Asia News

    What happened on Thursday when the people of the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) was equivalent to a political seismic movement and an economic tectonic catastrophe that will have far-reaching implications on the global community long into the future. The next two years of severance negotiations after 43 years of marriage between [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:28 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Thursday: Heavy Rain 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 South Westerly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 75%, UV Risk: 6, Sunrise: 05:54 ICT, Sunset: 18:49 ICT


Friday: Heavy Rain 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 South Westerly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 72%, UV Risk: 9, Sunrise: 05:54 ICT, Sunset: 18:49 ICT


Saturday: Heavy Rain 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 South Westerly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1009mb, Humidity: 69%, UV Risk: 11, Sunrise: 05:54 ICT, Sunset: 18:50 ICT