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 Worse-Than-China Bad-Loan Ratio Seen Nearing Peak

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Nonperforming loans at Thailand’s banks are set to peak toward the end of 2017, according to Fitch Ratings, an outlook that may salve investor sentiment in one of Asia’s worst-performing stock markets this year. Thai economic growth is subdued but relatively stable at about 3 percent, signaling a slower expansion in bad loans in the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thai man says he bombed army hospital in revenge for coup

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A Thai man publicly confessed Tuesday to planting a bomb inside an army-run hospital last month, saying he was motivated by a loathing for the military and their frequent coups. The blast occurred on the third anniversary of the junta’s 22 May coup and struck a VIP waiting room inside a military-owned hospital in Bangkok, [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand’s Bad Loan Ratio Is Worse Than China’s

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Nonperforming loans at Thailand’s banks are set to peak toward the end of 2017, according to Fitch Ratings, an outlook that may salve investor sentiment in one of Asia’s worst-performing stock markets this year. Thai economic growth is subdued but relatively stable at about 3 percent, signaling a slower expansion in bad loans in the [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thai Firms Bypass Military government to Invest a Record $13 Billion Abroad

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Bogged down by policy uncertainty under military rule, companies in Thailand are spreading out. Thai businesses invested a record $13 billion abroad in 2016, dwarfing inflows of $1.6 billion, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. In contrast, companies in Singapore and Indonesia cut investment overseas last year, while deals by Malaysian [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Abusive Treatment of Refugees a Blot on Thailand’s Rights Record

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Forced Repatriation, Inhumane Detention Adds Misery to Asylum Seekers Once again, World Refugee Day has arrived with no improvement in Thailand’s abysmal treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. Despite having decades of experience hosting millions of refugees, Thailand still has no refugee law or credible national procedures for granting asylum. The result is refugees and [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand risks losing out in railway deal with China: The Nation

    Intellasia East Asia News

    In its editorial on 19 June, the paper warns of the perils of forcing through the fraught high-speed railway deal between Thailand and China. The government will have to formulate a completely new strategy if the planned high-speed railway is to meet national interests and enhance our own economic development rather than merely serving China’s [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Suspect admits to blasts in Thailand, says acted against ‘coup government’

    Intellasia East Asia News

    A 61-year-old man arrested in connection with a bomb blast at a military-run hospital in Bangkok claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday saying he objected to unelected military rulers. The attack last month struck Bangkok’s Phramongkutklao Hospital and injured more than 20 people. It coincided with the third anniversary of a May 2014 military [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:21 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Six Thai soldiers killed by bomb in restive south

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Six Thai soldiers were killed and four injured when a roadside bomb ripped their patrol truck apart in the insurgency-plagued south on Monday, police said. The bomb hit the pick-up as it was carrying ten soldiers along a dirt road in Pattani province, leaving a pile of rubble and twisted car parts. “The roadside bomb [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand joins China in crackdown on cheap travel packages

    Intellasia East Asia News

    With the constant flow of Chinese tourists into Thailand, the Thai government is aiming to rid itself of the “cheap destination” label by setting standardised online tour prices sold to free independent travellers (FITs). Earlier this month, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports along with representatives of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) met to [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

  • Thailand Plans Cyber Network Scrutiny, Law to Toughen Online Monitoring

    Intellasia East Asia News

    Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government’s ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications. The beefing up of powers over the online world come as authorities are increasingly targeting social media for violations of a law [...]


    by Intellasia
    Posted on:20 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm

Bangkok Weather Forecast

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Thursday: Light Cloud, Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F)

Minimum Temperature: 27°C (81°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 0mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 67%, UV Risk: 9, Sunset: 18:48 ICT


Friday: Thunderstorm, 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: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 69%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 05:52 ICT, Sunset: 18:48 ICT


Saturday: Heavy Rain, 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 Westerly, Wind Speed: 2mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1005mb, Humidity: 68%, UV Risk: 8, Sunrise: 05:52 ICT, Sunset: 18:48 ICT