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 approves investment pledges worth $4.7 billion, electric car plan

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand approved four investment applications worth more than 161 billion baht ($4.65 billion) and a promotion scheme for electric cars, the state investment agency said on Friday. Of the pledges, Thailand’s Gulf Group will invest in two electricity generating projects worth a combined 118 billion baht, the Board of Investment (BOI) said in a statement. [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand produces artificial bone replacement

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand has successfully produced an artificial bone replacement for people suffering from serious problems in the upper arm. The humerus proximal endoprosthesis will significantly cut medical costs for patients needing an artificial device. “The quality of the locally-made humerus proximal endoprosthesis is as good as the imported ones,” Dr Piya Kiatisevi, an orthopaedist at the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand studies leaseholds for foreigners, land windfall tax

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand is studying a law to allow foreigners to buy property through 50-year leasehold contracts and also to sell them, which would help boost demand for the country’s property sector, the finance minister said. Foreigners currently cannot sell leasehold property. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/thailand-studies-leaseholds-foreigners-land-windfall-tax#sthash.zE3Uebcl.dpuf “The finance ministry is looking at this idea, which is [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Taiwan sends former intelligence chief to Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Former National Security Bureau chief Yang Kuo-chiang (will serve as Taiwan’s representative in Thailand, the first-ever retired intelligence chief to take over such a diplomatic posting, the Presidential Office announced Friday. The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen , who was sworn in last May, launched a “New Southbound Policy” which emphasizes the intensifying of relations [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:26 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Dhammakaya temple

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country’s biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday (March 23). Police pulled back from a three-week siege of the Dhammakaya temple this month after failing to find Phra Dhammachayo in a search that [...]


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

  • Thailand-Based Manufacturing Companies Eye Cambodia

    Intellasia East Asia News

    As Thailand’s workforce ages and production costs in the country’s manufacturing sector rise, experts and officials see Cambodia as an attractive alternative for companies looking for a younger, cheaper workforce. A lack of skills, however, is standing in the way of any sudden shift. For decades, Cambodia’s manufacturing sector was composed almost entirely of garment [...]


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

  • Thailand, Philippines Pledge Closer Counter-Terror Ties

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Bangkok and Manila vowed to cooperate more closely in staving off growing security threats from terrorism and transnational criminals when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visited Thailand this week. Contending with respective threats from rebel groups in Thailand’s Deep South and Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, Duterte and Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha agreed [...]


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

  • Bangladesh seeks to boost relations with Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    BANGLADESH HAS called for the resumption of Joint Commission (JC) meetings with Thailand to forge cooperation and consult on issues left unresolved years after the previous meeting, as Dhaka expresses interest in closer ties and more action on issues of mutual interest with the Kingdom. The JC, a high level mechanism co-chaired by foreign ministers [...]


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

  • Thai police arrests M’sian, seize 65kg of heroin bound for Penang

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Following three days of surveillance, Thai police have detained a Malaysian and seized 65kg of heroin bound for Penang. The heroin was found inside a car the Malaysian man and his Thai accomplice were travelling in, at the Nakhon Si Thammarat province today. When the police intercepted the duo at 7.30am in the Tham Pannara [...]


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

  • Thais shell-shocked as coin-swallowing turtle dies

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A sea turtle nicknamed “Piggy Bank” has died after complications from surgery to remove nearly 1,000 coins she swallowed during captivity, Thai vets said Tuesday. The reptile was thought to be recovering well from the pioneering seven-hour operation earlier this month to remove five kilograms (11 pounds) of coins lodged in her digestive tract – [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Monday: Light Cloud, Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F) Minimum Temperature: 25°C (77°F)

Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F), Minimum Temperature: 25°C (77°F), Wind Direction: East North Easterly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1015mb, Humidity: 64%, UV Risk: 6, Sunrise: 06:18 ICT, Sunset: 18:29 ICT


Tuesday: Sunny, 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: East North Easterly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1014mb, Humidity: 55%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:17 ICT, Sunset: 18:29 ICT


Wednesday: Sunny, 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: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 53%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:16 ICT, Sunset: 18:30 ICT