Shopping has long been part of Thailand's and especially Bangkok's culture. This city has a large number of huge department stores, shopping malls and markets. The vast amount of shopping opportunities can be overwhelming, stressful, but also great fun. To give you a brief overview, we have listed all major department stores and popular shopping malls in this article.
An informal guide on how to shop and deal with prostitutes aka “working girls” and enjoy your “monkey business” while traveling to Thailand.
Bangkok is a megacity with over 8 million inhabitants within its boundaries, and over 14 million people within the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Furthermore, the city hosts about 21+ million tourists per year, all of which make transportation a very challenging task.
As the name suggests, Thailand is the origin of Muay Thai (Thai-Boxing), a martial arts combat sport, that is well known around the world. It's a national sport and moreover, it's part of Thailand's culture and history. The best fighters of the nation compete against each other at 4 prestigeous Muay Thai stadiums in Bangkok.
If you come to Bangkok and have no idea what to do or where to go, this list is a good help to get an overview of popular activities. From Cooking classes to Swimming on rooftops, Muay Thai, Sightseeing and others. There are numerous things you should do in Bangkok
Bang Krachao is a green, scarcely inhabited island on the Chao Praya River in southern Bangkok. Despite being situated close to downtown Bangkok, this island is a great contrast to the rest of the city. It's calm and green, consisting mostly of forests and farmland, while the inhabited areas of the island resemble a quiet fisherman's village.
Khaosan Road is one of Bangkok's famous party and entertainment areas and is well known for being a mecca for Western backpackers since several decades.
This places distinguishes from other party destinations in Bangkok in such, that people can show up here in their casual dress and don't need to care about status. There are no uptied people around here.
Kho Kret is an island on the Chao Praya river in Nonthaburi, Bangkok's northern suburb. Being a great contrast to Bangkok's hustle and bustle, this island is more like an idyllic, traditional fisherman's village. It's a green spot on the map and an ideal place to take a breath and rest your head.
Asiatique "The Riverfront" is a modern night market & dining place located at the Chao Praya river. Dating back to 1907, the docks and warehouses that can be seen at Asiatique today, were used by the East Asiatic Company as a trading and shipping hub. In 1954 the company ceased its operations and the site became obsolete and abandoned for many years.
Ratchada Night Market that is also known as Rodfai Night Market or Train Night Market, is a very popular night market, located at Bangkok's Ratchada District. Covering a large area, this place has numerous food stalls, pubs, salons and vendors selling clothes and accessoirs.
Wat Pho is an impressive, large temple complex located on Rattanakosin Island, south of the Grand Palace. Being one of the oldest and largest temple compounds in the city, this place is home to the popular Golden Reclining Buddha, a 46 m long Buddha statue 'laying' in a special hall.
Dusit Palace (also known as Suan Dusit) is a large compound consisting of royal palaces, mansions, throne halls and several museums. Home to the deceased King Bhumibol Aduljadeh and his wife Queen Sirikitt, this site plays an important role to the royal family and is one of the main landmarks of Bangkok.