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

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    Intellasia East Asia News

    A tourist from the Isle of Man has been found dead on a beach in Thailand, according to local media. The Phuket News said Scott Robert Townsend, from Douglas, was pulled from the water on Patong Beach, which is on Phuket’s west coast, on Friday. The 37-year-old, who had been due to fly home from [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:25 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand approves $393-mln purchase of Chinese submarines

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s cabinet has approved the first of three planned submarine purchases from China worth $393 million, a government spokesman said on Monday. The plan to buy the three Chinese-built submarines worth 36 billion baht ($1.05 billion) was confirmed in July, signalling warming ties with the regional superpower since relations with the United States cooled after [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:25 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thai junta defends ‘cheap’ $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship. The submarine sale is the latest defence deal between Beijing and Bangkok, who have grown ever closer since Thailand’s 2014 coup. Historically the Southeast [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:25 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentiment

    Intellasia East Asia News

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    by Intellasia
    Posted on:24 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand expects to host 12 lakh tourists from India in 2017

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand, the South Asian country mainly known for its tropical beaches and cuisine, is eyeing 12 lakh travellers from India this year. “We hosted 11.8 lakh tourists from India in 2016. This year looks promising and we are expecting to host 12 lakh travellers from India,” Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) deputy Governor for International [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:24 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Bangkok remains top destination for street food

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to assure all international tourists and travellers that Bangkok remains a top destination for street food. This is in light of recent articles in the Thai and international press, stating that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban food stalls from Bangkok’s main streets. TAT has [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:24 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand ‘well suited’ to host global tourism conference

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, talks with The Nation on Thailand’s readiness to host the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit, which will take place in Bangkok from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The summit will be a platform for Thailand to present itself as a hub for tourism and [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand for grisly murder

    Intellasia East Asia News

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    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Ford Thailand sales jump 50pct in first quarter

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Ford Thailand on Thursday said its first-quarter sales jumped 50 per cent year over year to 12,938 vehicles, driven by continued strength in demand for the Ranger pickup and its Everest and EcoSport SUVs. The strong first quarter allowed Ford to continue outpacing the overall Thai industry, and boost its total market share for the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand: Top 20 ranking for FDI attractiveness

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand foreign investment actually fell last year, but applications rose & Thailand is attractive as ever for big corporate investment, but is this enough? FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT Thailand is becoming more attractive as a foreign direct investment (FDI) destination as indicated by its rising ranking in an important index of foreign investor confidence. FOREIGN DIRECT [...]


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    Posted on:21 Apr 2017 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

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Wednesday: Clear Sky, Minimum Temperature: 29°C (84°F)

Minimum Temperature: 29°C (84°F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 55%, UV Risk: 11, Sunset: 18:33 ICT


Thursday: Heavy Rain Shower, Maximum Temperature: 36°C (97°F) Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Maximum Temperature: 36°C (97°F), Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1009mb, Humidity: 59%, UV Risk: 11, Sunrise: 05:59 ICT, Sunset: 18:33 ICT


Friday: Heavy Rain Shower, 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 Easterly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1010mb, Humidity: 66%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 05:58 ICT, Sunset: 18:33 ICT