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’s largest oil and gas firm plans new Asia investment

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s largest oil and gas explorer PTT Exploration and Production Pcl (PTTEP) is planning new investments or an extension of its operations in fields in Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar, it said on Tuesday. In Thailand, state-owned PTTEP would bid to extend its concession to operate the Bongkot gas field beyond the existing expiry date of [...]


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

  • Thailand: Education reforms as elusive as ever

    Intellasia East Asia News

    LAST week, students across Thailand returned to school for a new academic year, and with it came the prospect of new friends, new teachers and new experiences. However, one aspect of school life in Thailand will continue to remain unchanged, and that is the outdated and ineffective approach to teaching, learning and assessment. The failings [...]


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

  • Thailand to speed investment approvals in ambitious development plan

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s junta will invoke a constitutional provision this week to help speed investment approvals in an ambitious $44 billion effort to develop the country’s industrial east, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. Growth in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy has lagged regional peers since the army took power in 2014. Planned large infrastructure projects have been [...]


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

  • Thai teen among latest group held for ‘royal insults’: HRW

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A 14-year-old boy has been detained in a Thai army prison under a draconian and increasingly wielded royal defamation law, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, as it decried the secrecy surrounding the latest series of arrests. The law in Thailand forbids any criticism of the monarchy and punishes transgressors with up to 15-years in jail [...]


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

  • Thai couple with RM700,000 nabbed at KLIA2

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A Thai couple was detained after RM700,000 was discovered in their baggage at the KLIA2 departure hall last Thursday. Customs deputy director-general Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said the couple, aged 67 and 50, failed to present a letter of approval from Bank Negara to bring the money out of the country. He said the department was [...]


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

  • Thailand: Army Secretly Detains 14-Year-Old

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Boy and Three Other Youths Accused of Burning King’s Portrait Thai authorities should immediately end the incommunicado military detention of a 14-year-old boy and three others for allegedly “insulting the monarchy,” Human Rights Watch said today. Abhisit Chailee, 14, has been detained since May 15, 2017 without any effective safeguards against abuse or mistreatment. Thai [...]


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

  • Thai PM condemns hospital bombing as security boosted

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday that authorities will use any means necessary to track down the perpetrators behind a bomb attack at a hospital that wounded more than 20 people, while the ruling junta said security elsewhere in the country was being reviewed. “Those who are behind this have gravely violated human rights and have [...]


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

  • Was the Bangkok Hospital Bombing a Rare Glimpse of Turmoil Within Thailand’s Military Regime?

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A small bomb shook the centre of an army-linked hospital in the Thai capital Bangkok Monday, injuring 25 people. Some experts have been left wondering if the attack, which took place on the third anniversary of 2014′s military coup, could be a rare sign of tensions within the junta. Army chief Chalermchai Sittisart said in [...]


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

  • Hospital blast exposes junta’s frailty

    Intellasia East Asia News

    If the generals were more tolerant of dissent, perhaps we’d see fewer violent expressions of umbrage The bomb attack this past Monday at Bangkok’s Phramongkutklao Hospital that left at least 20 people injured must be condemned in the strongest terms. It was a cowardly, inhuman act of terror. The fact that the Army operates the [...]


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

  • Police Seek Men Seen in Waiting Room Selfie Before Blast

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Police said Tuesday they are looking for several men seen in a photograph taken in a hospital waiting room minutes before a bomb exploded there. Investigators are seeking the men, caught in an unidentified photographer’s selfie image, as persons of interest in the Monday morning bomb attack that injured dozens. Authorities are trying to find [...]


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

Bangkok Weather Forecast

Planning to travel in next 3 days? Check the weather forecast
Thursday: Heavy Rain, Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F) Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Maximum Temperature: 35°C (95°F), Minimum Temperature: 28°C (82°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1006mb, Humidity: 75%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 05:50 ICT, Sunset: 18:40 ICT


Friday: Thundery Shower, Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F) Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F)

Maximum Temperature: 34°C (93°F), Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 1mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 82%, UV Risk: 5, Sunrise: 05:50 ICT, Sunset: 18:40 ICT


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: 1mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 82%, UV Risk: 7, Sunrise: 05:50 ICT, Sunset: 18:41 ICT