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

  • Thailand draws 3.1 million tourists in August, a record for the month

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand welcomed 3.13 million tourists in August, a record for the low season month, and there’s no sign that the strong baht is hurting an industry that’s been a rare bright spot for the economy. Tourism accounts for 12 percent of Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, whose growth has picked up after years of sluggishness but [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Govt to procure 50000 tonnes of rice from Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Last month, the government signed two deals with Vietnam and Cambodia to import 2.5 million tonnes of rice from each of the countries The government will procure 50,000 tonnes of non-bashmoti and parboiled rice from Thailand through an international tender, official sources have said. The Ministry of Food proposal to purchase the rice from M/S [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Malaysian police step up security at border with Thailand after over 100 smuggling trails identified

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Police in Malaysia’s Kelantan state have identified more than 100 smuggling trails at the Malaysia-Thailand border and have stepped up security control in the area to prevent illegal entry of ethnic Rohingya fleeing the crisis in Myanmar, Bernama reported. State police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said the move taken was also to prevent any untoward [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand looks to boost renewables, smart grid and storage

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s vice-minister for energy today today highlighted the country’s ambitious energy programme. General Surasak Srisak told Asia Power Week in Bangkok that the 20-year strategy was intended to cut energy consumption by 10 GW by 2036. He said this would be done by a shift to clean energy, greater use of efficiency measures such as [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand approves law to speed up $45 billion development plan

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday approved a measure to accelerate a $45 billion plan to develop the industrial east and attract foreign investors, as the ruling junta seeks to boost long-term economic growth, a government official said. Growth in Southeast Asia’s second largest economy has lagged regional peers since the army took power in 2014. Planned [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thai army under fire for $10 million faulty blimp

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s army came under fire Monday for its $10 million purchase of a faulty blimp that was finally dumped after eight hapless years, the latest scandal over military spending in the junta-run country. The kingdom’s defence budget has nearly tripled over the last decade, a period where the military has seized power twice. Pricy purchasessuch [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thai junta and Muslim separatists trade blame over peace steps

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s junta and a Malay Muslim separatist faction have blamed each other for a delay in setting up a ‘safety zone’ as a confidence-building measure towards ending a decades-old insurgency. Talks on the zone ended last week in Malaysia without full agreement to be followed by bombings that killed a soldier and a policeman in [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • China’s JD.com announces $500M e-commerce and fintech joint ventures in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Roll up, roll up… there’s another e-commerce mega deal in Southeast Asia courtesy of a Chinese investor. Following on from Alibaba’s $1 billion deal with Lazada and a $1.1 billion round in Tokopedia led by Alibaba, rival Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has announced a $500 million investment that will create e-commerce and fintech businesses in [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand’s Central Bank Has a Major Dilemma: Its Currency

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A public rift between Thailand’s central bank and government on interest rates shows just how much of a dilemma the baht has become for the economy. The finance ministry is pushing the Bank of Thailand to cut interest rates to stimulate growth, in light of the strength of the currency and low inflation. That’s clashing [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Baht pits Bank of Thailand against government on rate cut

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A public rift between Thailand’s central bank and government on interest rates shows just how much of a dilemma the baht has become for the economy. The finance ministry is pushing the Bank of Thailand to cut interest rates to stimulate growth, in light of the strength of the currency and low inflation. That’s clashing [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Thursday: Heavy Rain, Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 0mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 59%, UV Risk: 11, Sunset: 18:15 ICT


Friday: Thundery Shower, Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F) Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F), Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 71%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:07 ICT, Sunset: 18:15 ICT


Saturday: Heavy Rain Shower, Maximum Temperature: 32°C (90°F) Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Maximum Temperature: 32°C (90°F), Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 74%, UV Risk: 7, Sunrise: 06:07 ICT, Sunset: 18:14 ICT