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’s flagship airline on Thursday said it had launched a probe into revelations that Rolls-Royce paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts, including to airline employees and government officials. On the same day, Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency named the former CEO of the country’s flag carrier Garuda a suspect for allegedly receiving bribes from [...]


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    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise

    Intellasia East Asia News

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    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • When Are China’s Submarines Coming to Thailand?

    Intellasia East Asia News

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    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • HK actor Andy Lau injured during filming in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

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    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Japan’s Emperor Akihito to Visit Vietnam, Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Emperor’s trip to Vietnam in February follows prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Hanoi Emperor Akihito will visit Vietnam in late February, Japan said Friday, a trip aimed at cementing ties with a nation that Tokyo sees as part of a regional bulwark against China’s territorial ambitions. The 83-year-old emperor’s visit to Vietnam, scheduled to [...]


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    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she’s tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold. Crops in Bang Saphan district, a rural community 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Bangkok, were decimated by heavy flooding that affected much of southern Thailand [...]


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    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Japan’s Imperial Couple to make first visit to Vietnam

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a weeklong trip from February 28 to Vietnam, their first visit to the Southeast Asian country, as well as Thailand, the government said Friday. The Emperor and Empress aim to promote international goodwill in their visit to Vietnam, after which they will stop in Thailand to pay their [...]


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    Posted on:20 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Life and death on Thailand’s lethal roads

    Intellasia East Asia News

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

  • Transgender Activist Breaks Barriers to Education in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates – all men – that their graduation certificates were ready. But her college, the University of Phayao in northern Thailand, would not issue her documents because she submitted a photo in which she looks [...]


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    Posted on:19 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand unveils campaign to attract tourists from Asean nations

    Intellasia East Asia News

    THAILAND is showcasing a tourism campaign in the Asean market called “Unique Thai Local Experience” with the expectation of attracting 9.2 million visitors from the region this year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced the national tourism campaign for 2017 last October. TAT unveiled the campaign to global markets at World Travel Mart in London [...]


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    Posted on:19 Jan 2017 at 5:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

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Saturday: Light Cloud, Minimum Temperature: 25°C (77°F)

Minimum Temperature: 25°C (77°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 0mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1014mb, Humidity: 59%, UV Risk: 8, Sunset: 18:13 ICT


Sunday: Sunny, Maximum Temperature: 32°C (90°F) Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F)

Maximum Temperature: 32°C (90°F), Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1016mb, Humidity: 45%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:46 ICT, Sunset: 18:13 ICT


Monday: Sunny Intervals, Maximum Temperature: 31°C (88°F) Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F)

Maximum Temperature: 31°C (88°F), Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1016mb, Humidity: 46%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:46 ICT, Sunset: 18:14 ICT