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 police arrest foreigners and find dead body in Bangkok raid

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thai police have raided a Bangkok building and arrested five foreigners after a shootout, discovering guns, crystal meth, fake passports and a dead body in a freezer, officers said. The suspects include three English-speaking men and a Burmese woman and her husband, according to Bangkok’s police chief, Sanit Mahathavorn. Police said they were still confirming [...]


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

  • Bomb kills 3 police in Thailand’s troubled south

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A homemade bomb planted in a road killed three police officers Friday in insurgency-plagued southern Thailand, officials said. Pongsak Khaonuan, a police investigator in Yala province, said the bomb was detonated as the officers’ car passed over it, wrecking the vehicle and killing the three instantly. Another officer was taken to a hospital with injuries. [...]


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

  • Thailand sees increase in tourist arrivals from Qatar

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The number of Qataris and Qatar-based expatriates visiting Thailand has been increasing every year, particularly during the peak season, the Thailand embassy in Doha has said. “The first half of 2016 saw 19,756 Qataris visiting Thailand, an increase of 2,176 from the 17,580 in the same period last year,” Thai ambassador Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum told Gulf [...]


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

  • New wave of Chinese coming to live in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A fourth wave of migrants is coming into Thailand to retire, study, make money or as a waypoint for further adventures 18/Sep/2016 Paritta Wangkiat, Spectrum Many new Chinatowns have been forming across Bangkok in recent years, including Huai Khwang where the Chinese Embassy is located. New Chinatowns have become a favourite point of gossip and [...]


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

  • Thailand’s Defamation Squeeze

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Another government critic is convicted for daring to speak up. A Thai court this week convicted a British lawyer of criminal defamation and computer crimes for a report on Thai companies’ alleged labour-law violations. The judge sentenced Andy Hall to three years of suspended jail time and a $4,300 fine, a judgment he plans to [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand’s Bangkok Life to start operations in Cambodia next year

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s Bangkok Life Assurance Pcl aims to start operations in Cambodia next year to tap strong demand in its fast-growing Southeast Asian neighbour after receiving a licence earlier this year, an executive said on Thursday. It is the second Thai life insurer to operate in Cambodia after bigger rival Muang Thai Life Assurance, a unit [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Climate change hits Thailand jasmine rice exports to Qatar

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s jasmine rice exports to Qatar decreased from 1770.3 tonnes (worth$1.72mn) to 1335.5 tonnes ($1.12mn) in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year due to climate change, the Thai embassy in Doha has said. “While climate change directly affected rice productivity in Thailand, the global economic recession also contributed to [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand pledged additional assistance to alleviate the plights of displaced persons

    Intellasia East Asia News

    On 20 September 2016, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), prime minister of Thailand attended the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, held at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, to join the world’s efforts in pledging additional assistance for displaced persons. As the only Asean country attended, the invitation bore [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand, China agree on $5 billion cost for rail project’s first phase

    Intellasia East Asia News

    China and Thailand agreed on Wednesday that the first phase of a planned high-speed railway project will cost 179 billion baht ($5.15 billion), Thailand’s transport minister said, with both countries calling for closer ties following rocky negotiations. The 873 km (542 miles) rail line will link Thailand’s border with Laos to the ports and industrial [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Lancashire men arrested in Thailand fake note row

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Four men from Lancashire have reportedly been arrested in Thailand after attempting to pass off fraudulent GBP 20 notes. A police investigation has been launched Police in the south-east of the country arrested the four after people complained that the fake currency was being presented to an exchange bureau there. The suspects, all in their [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

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Monday: Light Cloud, Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 0mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1009mb, Humidity: 75%, UV Risk: 9, Sunset: 18:11 ICT


Tuesday: Heavy Rain 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: Westerly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 67%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:07 ICT, Sunset: 18:10 ICT


Wednesday: Heavy Rain 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: Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 66%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:07 ICT, Sunset: 18:09 ICT