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 court upholds magazine editor’s royal insult conviction

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The Supreme Court of Thailand on Thursday upheld the sentence of a former magazine editor who published stories criticising the royal family. The court did curtail the sentence [AP report], so that Somyot Pruksakasemsuk would be released in 2018. The editor was convicted under Thailand’s controversial lese majeste [BBC report] legislation. The law makes it [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:24 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand: Quash Editor’s Conviction for ‘Insulting Monarchy’

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thai authorities should quash the conviction and release a prominent magazine editor imprisoned under Thailand’s draconian law on insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 23, 2017, the Supreme Court upheld lower court verdicts that found Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a labour rights activist and former editor of Voice of Thaksin magazine, guilty of [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:24 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island. Rights groups say the case is the latest example of how Thailand’s broad defamation and computer crime laws shut down [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thai court reduces magazine royal insult sentence

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the sentence of a prominent former magazine editor who had been jailed for 10 years for insulting the country’s monarchy, a legal group said. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was found guilty of publishing two satirical articles defaming the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2010 when he was editor of an anti-establishment [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Costly Insurance in Thailand

    Intellasia East Asia News

    The $3 billion valuation Siam Commercial Bank Pcl is seeking for part or all of its life unit looks too high, yet the promise of improving on Thailand’s low insurance penetration levels has attracted at least five bidders, including the pan-Asian giant AIA Group Ltd and Prudential Plc of the UK Others after a piece [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:23 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thailand to stop sugar subsidy by end of the year

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Brazil challenged Thailand at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in March last year, arguing that Thailand’s subsidies for sugar producers have dragged down global prices. “Our new policy will be to let the price of sugar match that of the global markets whereas before it was under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture,” Buntin [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Missing Thailand tourist: Body found in hunt for Andrew Apperley

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A body has been found during the search for a British tourist who disappeared after a beach party in Thailand. Andrew Apperley, 38, from Eastbourne, was reported missing after failing to return to his hotel four days after going to the Full Moon party. Formal identification has not yet taken place but Apperley’s family, from [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Rights groups urge Thailand officials to drop charges against 3 activists

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Human rights groups on Tuesday urged the Thai Army to drop defamation charges against three activists, including the Chair of Amnesty International Thailand, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, and Anchana Heemmina, founder of Duay Jai Group [advocacy website], and Somchai Homlaor, a human rights lawyer. The activists are being held and face up to seven years in jail [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Russian tourist detained in Thailand for feeding fish, may face jail

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A 53-year-old Russian woman has been arrested in Thailand’s Phuket Province and is awaiting a court hearing after she was caught feeding some bread to fish near ecologically sensitive coral reefs in the popular tourist destination. The woman, Olga Smirnova, has been in pretrial detention at a police station in Chalong, as she didn’t have [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

  • Thai January auto sales up 10.5 pct y/y – federation

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Data published by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI): KEY DATA Thai monthly car and truck sales: change y/y percent vehicles January +10.5 57,254 December -14.4 86,858 November -15.3 64,771 October -10.7 60,634 Sep +2.7 63,516 August +2.6 63,609 July -0.4 60,635 Jun +9.5 66,049 2016 -3.9 768,788 2015 -9.3 799,592 2014 -33.7 881,832 – [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:22 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Saturday: Heavy Rain Shower, Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F) Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F)

Maximum Temperature: 33°C (91°F), Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 63%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 06:37 ICT, Sunset: 18:26 ICT


Sunday: Heavy Rain Shower, Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F) Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F), Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 65%, UV Risk: 9, Sunrise: 06:36 ICT, Sunset: 18:26 ICT


Monday: Sunny, Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F) Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F)

Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F), Minimum Temperature: 26°C (79°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1013mb, Humidity: 44%, UV Risk: 10, Sunrise: 06:36 ICT, Sunset: 18:26 ICT