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Bangkok travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bangkok

From the intense flavors of street food to the lizards of Lumpini Park, discovery awaits in Thailand's bustling capital. Home to over 11 million residents, this city is like no other on earth.

Whether you're visiting for temples like Wat Pho, world-class malls like Siam Discovery, or fascinating cultural sites like the Erawan Museum, Bangkok will surprise you at every turn.

Underneath the hubbub there's a thriving expat community. Expect to find craft beer bars, spoken-word groups, and jazz clubs mixed in with local markets and temples. Overwhelming in its allure, Bangkok shines night and day. Ever-changing, constantly growing, there are a thousand reasons to visit, and as many to stay.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Bangkok

When to Visit Bangkok

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Bangkok is a year-round destination, but guests do well to avoid Southeast Asia's monsoon season, which drenches the city in rain each year from May to November. The rest of the year is considered dry season, and it will be a more comfortable experience.

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How to Get to Bangkok

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Where to Stay in Bangkok

Bangkok is known for its ฿300 hostels, such as the Rainbow Hostel and the Bed and Butler Hostel. A number of mid-range options, including the Once in Bangkok and the Taewez Guest House, abound in the city. However, many come to the city for its big-name luxury brands, which include the Shangri-La, the Mandarin Oriental, and the JW Marriot.

Popular Neighborhoods in Bangkok

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How to Get Around Bangkok

The Cost of Living in Bangkok

Shopping Streets

The malls of the Central Plaza area, which include Siam Paragon, are just as expensive, if not more so, than any luxury good markets in the world. However, outside of these establishments, shopping in Thailand is cheap. Street markets are everywhere in Thailand. Even outside of Chatuchak, the city's markets alone might cover the size of several American towns. At these markets, clothing, art, and a variety of other products can be found at extremely low prices.

Groceries and Other

If you want to cook, Tesco is the major supermarket, and a number of locally-owned stores dot the cityscape. Expect to pay around ฿35 for a loaf of bread, and a similar amount for a dozen eggs.

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Where to Eat in Bangkok

The beauty of Bangkok is that food can be found almost everywhere. No trip to the city is complete without street food, which varies from spicy Isaan flavors to fresh seafood. Street food can be found everywhere and dishes usually cost about ฿35 each. Sit-down restaurants usually cost little more than ฿120 for a Thai-style dinner including multiple shared dishes. However, if you want to splurge, you'll have no problem finding more expensive restaurants in town such as Gaggan or Zuma.