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

  • Generals dominate new Thai king’s Privy Council

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn appointed top army brass to his powerful advisory body on Tuesday, including three generals linked to the ruling junta. The move illustrates the close military-royal alliance that has defined Thai politics for the last five decades, an era that has seen brief flirtations with democracy punctuated by multiple palace-endorsed coups. [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand opens investigation into BBC for alleged insult of new king

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Police visit BBC’s Bangkok office, taking staff’s Yakult milk drink, after profile detailing King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s personal life is blocked online Thailand has opened an investigation into the BBC’s local language service for alleged defamation and blocked access to an online profile of the country’s new king, less than a week after he succeeded to [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand: ‘No Exceptions’ on Lese Majeste for News Outlets

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish “illegal” content, the defense minister said Wednesday, after the BBC’s bureau in Bangkok came under scrutiny for an article about the country’s new king. The British broadcaster’s Thai-language service, a relative newcomer, caused a stir when it published an article on King Maha [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Still flooding to Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    That’s what South African holiday-makers seem to be doing, despite the death of 14 people in severe storms that have battered the popular tourist destination since the start of the month. The worst-affected area is southern Thailand, where 12 provinces have experienced floods. The popular tourist islands of Koh Samui and Pha Ngan, in the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand’s new king appoints his privy council

    Intellasia East Asia News

    In one of his first official acts, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has retired eight members of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 16-member privy council and named his own 11-member advisory body. Over half the revamped privy council are retired military figures, including Prem Tinsulanonda, 96, who retains the privy council presidency. A former army chief [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand: In the Footsteps of the King

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn assumed Thailand’s throne on December 1, more than a month after the death of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The 64-year-old had been expected to ascend to the throne immediately, but asked for time to grieve. He accepted the throne following an invitation from parliament formalising his accession, [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand to probe profile of new king for lese-majeste

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s junta announced Tuesday that police have been ordered to investigate whether a profile of the country’s new king published last week violates harsh lese-majeste laws aimed at protecting the monarchy. The profile was published Friday by the BBC’s Thai-language service, a day after King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted to ascend the throne following the death [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand in 2016: The end of the Bhumibol era

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand in 2016 is forever bookmarked as the year in which the country lost its guiding light. King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on October 13, having been on the throne for 70 years. While the whole nation has plunged into a restricted mode of mourning, the departure of the king has already raised the level [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Honda recalls more cars in Thailand over Takata air bags

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Honda Automobile (Thailand) on Tuesday said it was recalling another 165,128 vehicles manufactured between 2007 and 2011 to replace front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. The latest announcement, extending the range of models, brings the total number of Honda vehicles recalled by the company in Thailand to about 865,000 units. The defective [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand Announces Startup Stock Exchange: What Can We Expect?

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand is a lively and thriving country to start a small business. However, in my assessment of startups from Bangkok and Bangkok’s startup ecosystem, there needs to be better exit channels for startups in Thailand. Just one week after returning from a visit there, I have already heard of a proposed platform that may address [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:7 Dec 2016 at 5:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Thursday: Clear Sky, Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F)

Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Wind Direction: North North Easterly, Wind Speed: 0mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1011mb, Humidity: 67%, UV Risk: 6, Sunset: 17:50 ICT


Friday: Sunny, Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F) Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F)

Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F), Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1010mb, Humidity: 49%, UV Risk: 7, Sunrise: 06:30 ICT, Sunset: 17:51 ICT


Saturday: Sunny, Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F) Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F)

Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F), Minimum Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Wind Direction: North North Easterly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1010mb, Humidity: 45%, UV Risk: 7, Sunrise: 06:31 ICT, Sunset: 17:51 ICT