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 junta suspends Bangkok governor over graft probe

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s junta leader used emergency powers Thursday to suspend Bangkok’s governor while he is probed for corruption, a major blow to the influential city politician who has faced growing censure. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, a distant relative of Thailand’s respected royal family, is under investigation for alleged graft connected to an expensive light display he set up [...]


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

  • Thailand to open bids for energy concessions in March 2017

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s military government plans to open bids in March 2017 for expiring oil and gas contracts held by Chevron Corp and PTT Exploration and Production, an energy ministry official said on Thursday. Chevron’s Thai unit holds concessions to operate the Erawan gas field. PTTEP operates the Bongkot gas field. Contracts for the two offshore fields [...]


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

  • Fewer UAE travellers spending their holidays in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Following the attacks on Thailand this month, UAE tourists have been cancelling their holidays in the country The UAE’s demand for holidays in Thailand continues to be lower, after a series of attacks that have rocked the country this month, according to travel agents. On August 12, tourism hotshots across the country such as Phuket [...]


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

  • Thailand’s Terrorism Risk

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The generals are unable to tackle a Muslim insurgency effectively. A car bomb killed one person and injured 30 outside a hotel in Thailand’s Muslim south Tuesday night. This comes after a series of bombs exploded earlier this month in seven Thai provinces, including the tourist hotspots of Phuket and Hua Hin, killing four Thais [...]


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

  • US man posted illegal gun parts to Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    WORCESTER, Massachusetts – A United States resident who illegally shipped gun parts around the world has been sentenced in Massachusetts to nearly three years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 60-year-old David L Maricola, of Southbridge, Massachusetts, sent more than $100,000 worth of components for assault rifles, handguns and machine guns that ended up in 20 [...]


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

  • Thailand releases sketches of bombing suspects

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thai police on Wednesday released sketches of four male suspects in the bombings of Hua Hin resort and Phang Nga province two weeks ago. Thai News Agency (TNA) reports that three of the sketches were based on descriptions from three witnesses who were present in Hua Hin on August 10, which are similar to images [...]


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

  • Faultlines ‘can cause quakes in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    MANY PARTS of Thailand, including major cities, are at risk of earthquakes, experts said yesterday. Asst Prof Dr Passakorn Pananont of Kasetsart University told a seminar that faultlines in Thailand’s West and North could cause quakes measuring more than 6 in magnitude. “As for big cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Hat Yai, it is [...]


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

  • Youth Out of Work Around the World Equals Thailand’s Population

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The youth unemployment rate worldwide is creeping back up to a 20-year peak, with 71 million out of jobs. To put that in perspective, that is more than the entire population of Thailand. One would have to go to the early 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the founding of the European [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:25 Aug 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Burma earthquake: Tremor felt in Bangladesh, India and Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The earthquake, which struck at 5:04 p.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of the town of Chauk in central Myanmar, or 58 kilometers (36 miles) northwest of the city of Yenangyaung. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 6.8 and said [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:25 Aug 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Blast outside hotel in Thailand kills 1 – reports POSTED ONLINE

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A car bomb has exploded outside a hotel in Thailand, killing one person and injuring 29, reports say. The blast occurred outside the Southern Hotel, reported the Mirror. The hotel is located in the tourist province of Pattani in the south of the country. The blast comes nearly two weeks after twin bombs ripped through [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:24 Aug 2016 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Saturday: Heavy Rain, Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F) Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F)

Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F), Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 65%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:06 ICT, Sunset: 18:32 ICT


Sunday: Light Cloud, 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: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 65%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:06 ICT, Sunset: 18:32 ICT


Monday: Light Cloud, 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: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 68%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:06 ICT, Sunset: 18:31 ICT