Thailand Bangkok Attractions

What to see in Bangkok after you've been to the temples

What to see in Bangkok after you've been to the temples
Seen the main attractions and hungry for more? Right this way...

Aside from the well known temples, Bangkok has a range of other cultural attractions that might interest you. One of the most popular is Jim Thompson's House, located on the small Soi Kasem San 2 off Rama I road. Thompson was an American who almost single handedly revived Thailand's silk industry, and can take much of the credit for its worldwide popularity. He had parts of various Thai style teak houses reassembled here to create the house, which now serves as a private museum showcasing his collection of Thai and Asian art, antiques and pottery. It's relatively small though, the National Museum is larger and better. Thompson is equally famous for his mysterious disappearance in 1967, while on a walk through Malaysia's Cameron Highlands from which he never returned. Conspiracies theories abound, especially...

Aside from the well known temples, Bangkok has a range of other cultural attractions that might interest you. One of the most popular is Jim Thompson's House, located on the small Soi Kasem San 2 off Rama I road. Thompson was an American who almost... Seen the main attractions and hungry for more? Right this way...

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Bangkok river and canal boats
Bangkok river and canal boats

Formerly known as the 'Venice of the East', Bangkok still has an excess of waterways that offer a great way of getting around. River express and canal boats regularly ply several routes unaffected by the constant traffic on the roads, and...

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Bangkok river and canal boats
Bangkok river and canal boats

Formerly known as the 'Venice of the East', Bangkok still has an excess of waterways that offer a great...

Formerly known as the 'Venice of the East', Bangkok still has an excess of waterways that offer a great way of getting around. River express and canal boats regularly ply several routes unaffected by the constant traffic on the roads, and...

Thailand Bangkok Shopping

What you need to know before going shopping in Bangkok

What you need to know before going shopping in Bangkok

Thailand and Bangkok have developed into one of the best and most popular shopping locations in Asia, and with good reason. Prices are low, quality generally high and the range and variety is pretty amazing - silks, gemstones, tailor-made clothes and traditional handicrafts are all highlights of Bangkok shopping. Most shops seem to be open 10.00am to 10.00pm everyday of the week, and nightmarkets carry on even...

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Tours of Bangkok

Tours of Bangkok

There are many, many travel agents in Bangkok offering tours of the sights in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. The Khao San road travel agents tend to be the cheapest, but have a reputation for routinely selling more tickets than there are seats...

Thailand Bangkok Shopping

Chatuchak and other markets in Bangkok

Chatuchak and other markets in Bangkok

Bangkok doesn't lack for markets, and they are generally the cheapest places to shop. This doesn't necessarily reflect on the quality of the goods sold either, and some excellent bargains are for the taking in Bangkok if you know where to...

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Introduction to Bangkok

Introduction to Bangkok

A lot of first time visitors aren't quite sure what to expect when first arriving in the capital of exotic Thailand, and some may be disappointed by their first impressions on the way into town - endless high rise buildings, busy expressway flyovers and...

Thailand Bangkok Getting Around

Bangkok Tuk-tuks

Bangkok Tuk-tuks

Doing a similar job to the taxi is Thailand's ubiquitous tuk-tuk ตุ๊กๆ). So named because of the sound of their engine, these are motorized rickshaws and are popular amongst tourists for their novelty value. They are occasionally faster than taxis in...

Thailand Bangkok Attractions

Day trips and excursions from Bangkok

Day trips and excursions from Bangkok

There are quite a few attractions visitable as day trips out of Bangkok, most easily on tours that may combine two or three of them in one day . Perhaps the most popular trip from Bangkok is the 109km journey southwest to the picturesque Damnoen Saduak...