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

    Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to UScopy.5 billion (52.5 billion baht) over the next five years. Deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who met with Malik Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka’s Development Strategies and International Trade minister, yesterday said the two countries [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thai government panel approves coal plant in popular tourist area

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s prime minister said Friday. The plant and an accompanying dock are slated to be built next to an existing oil plant on the coast in Krabi, a province whose sandy shores, aqua-blue waters, and soaring [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand government Plans to Build a Coal Plant Near Popular Tourist Beaches

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s prime minister said Friday. The plant and an accompanying dock are slated to be built next to an existing oil plant on the coast in Krabi, a province whose sandy shores, aqua-blue waters, and soaring [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:19 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Dire airport, culture hub belie ‘Thailand 4.0′

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand is prone to policy faddism. Several years ago, the AEC (Asean Economic Community) was all the rage until it officially came into being with a whimper at the end of 2015. Back then, hardly a day went by without some kind of a workshop or conference in Thailand about the AEC. But it all [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:17 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand to India: speed up decision on free trade pact

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand wants India to fast-track its decision on the proposed full-fledged free trade agreement (FTA) with the country to increase trade and investment flows. With economic uncertainties gripping the West, Bangkok is trying to strengthen its partnership with Asian countries through bilateral FTAs and regional pacts like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), said Somkid [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:17 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand keen to work with India on FTA

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand wants to work with India for conclusion of negotiations for the comprehensive free trade agreement which aims to promote economic cooperation between the two nations. Thailand deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak said, “We really want to work with Indian government to have free trade agreement (FTA) together even though we had some obstacles in [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:17 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • How Thailand’s monks became proxy warriors

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Buddhism in Thailand is becoming increasingly politicised, as a rivalry between the military and the powerful Shinawatra family is mirrored in ecclesiastical matters, with supporters of both factions vying for control. While the military has sought to counter pro-Shinawatra elements in the clergy, Thailand’s new monarch, Rama X, not only has ties to the Shinawatra’s [...]


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    Posted on:17 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • BoT chief warns of risks from technological change

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Rapid technological advancements could increase volatility and inequality and keep inflation at a low level, while countries that fail to adapt to the changes could experience tepid growth, says the central bank chief. “The world has been in the stage of multiple lows such as low growth, low inflation and low interest rates while facing [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:16 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • How Thailand Eliminated Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Early and concerted efforts from the whole society have helped eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Thailand. Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:16 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand tackles ocean trash

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thai authorities are trying to clean up a massive, one-kilometre long tangle of trash, officials said Friday, calling it the largest garbage heap to float through the kingdom’s waters. The mass of debris was estimated to weigh some 300 tonnes, said Sopon Thongdee, deputy director of Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Resources Department. “In all my [...]


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    Posted on:16 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

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Monday: Clear Sky, Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1011mb, Humidity: 53%, UV Risk: 10, Sunset: 18:24 ICT


Tuesday: Sunny, 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: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 43%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:39 ICT, Sunset: 18:25 ICT


Wednesday: Sunny, Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F) Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F), Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 53%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:38 ICT, Sunset: 18:25 ICT