Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife may not immediately give you the best impression — but don't let that mislead you. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.For years, it was only a small trading post at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, until King Rama I, the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782, after the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders but they did not take over Ayutthaya. Since then, Bangkok has turned into a national treasure house and functions as Thailand's spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.

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Summary

Bangkok est la destination parfaite pour commencer son voyage en Asie. Elle possède tous les avantages et les inconvénients d'une grande ville asiatique : la pollution, le traffic, l'interconnexion simple, des quartiers animés et des centres commerciaux géants.

c'est une ville relativement sûre, mais faites attention aux arnaques en tout genre. Les tuks...

Transportation

In Bangkok, the simplest and the fastest to move it's: either in Tuk-tuk, or in scooter (that you can rent everywhere in the city) ! Watch out, negotiate all your tuk-tuk itinararies, especially in the evening. The drivers don't hesitate to try to swindle you.

Currency

Currency
Exchange Rate 1 EUR = 0.00

The local currency is the baht. You can exchange your pounds/dollars in banks and in foreign exchange offices, in the daytime and at night for some. Every day, even the wee...

Budget

Thailand, as most of the Asian countries are cheap. You can find accommodation, be nourishing and move for 400 bts a day (that is approximately 10 $).

For the accommodation, you will find a large number of cheap guest houses. But prices can be of the s...

Weather

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The climate is tropical. The rainy season extends from June till October but the weather is brightened up all the same, with sometimes some thunderstorms to be planned. On ...

Tips

- Don't buy imitations, at the risk of having serious problems with the customs


- Go rather between June and August to have a weather more pleasant and convenient to your activities.

Main Sights

  • Wat Pho
  • Wat Phra Kaew
  • Grand Palace
  • Wat Arun
  • Jim Thompson House

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VOTES

1 - Lorsqu'on vous sert à boire avec des glaçons, vérifiez que les glaçons aient des trous. Si c'est le cas cela veut dire qu'ils ont été faits en machine, et donc qu'il sont bons à la consommation.Parfois ils sont faits à la maison et donc avec de l'eau courante. C'est un bon moyen d'attraper la turista si on est pas habitué.2 - Brossez-vous les dents avec de l'eau minérale3 - Si vous êtes un peu aventurier, vous pouvez boire l'eau du robinet dès les premiers jours de votre voyage, pour habituer votre organisme.

Evitez l'eau du robinet pour éviter la Turista
0
VOTES

1 - Lorsqu'on vous sert à boire avec des glaçons, vérifiez que les glaçons aient des trous. Si c'est le cas cela veut dire qu'ils ont été faits en machine, et donc qu'il sont bons à la consommation.Parfois ils sont faits à la maison et donc avec de l'eau courante. C'est un bon moyen d'attraper la turista si on est pas habitué.2 - Brossez-vous les dents avec de l'eau minérale3 - Si vous êtes un peu aventurier, vous pouvez boire l'eau du robinet dès les premiers jours de votre voyage, pour habituer votre organisme.





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Urban Hike: 20: Surasak South Version 2! test

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20-01-2019 01:01 - Sathon Tai Rd, Yan Nawa th

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Pak Nam Photo Walk #79 January 20, 2019 @ 8 am test

Our first walk for 2019 will start at the newly opened Pak Nam BTS station on the Sukumvit Line. We will meet on the platform just past the ticket booth at the sign for exit #4 at 8 am. Do not go down to the street. This area is still relatively unexplored with many sights along the Chao Praya River in the community including a great fresh market, ...

20-01-2019 01:01

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Sunday Tennis at Simoorgh (Near On Nut BTS) 3.5+ level test

Join a great group of people playing friendly/competitive tennis at Simoogh Tennis Academy every Sunday. This match play is for 3.5+ players. (Sorry no beginners.) See cancellation terms below.2 courts. Balls provided. Doubles play and some singles when possible. Shared Court fee plus new ball fee. Racquet rentals are available.Note: RSVP Deadline ...

20-01-2019 03:01 - 140 Soi Sukhumvit 56, Khwaeng Bang Chak, Khet Phra Khanong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10260 タイ, Bangkok TH

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Read and discuss our stories, have coffee, chat test

In order to increase the quantity and quality of feedback we receive on our writing we are revamping the format of our meet-ups. This is a work in progress; nothing will be carved in stone. We’ll try it, see how it works, and then either tweak it or start all over again. (Kind of like writing, isn’t it?) So, here’s a big picture description of what...

20-01-2019 04:01 - 22 Soi Sukhumvit 33, Bangkok th

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Goodminton @71 Sport Club | Sunday 12pm-3pm | Intermediate+ test

Rules and Regulations: (1) If you need to cancel, please do so online 24 hours beforehand so that others can RSVP and join in. (2) You need to make a RSVP before attending each week, do not attend without RSVP. (3) If you have RSVP YES and did not turn up, the HOST will initiate a direct message to flag a Pre-cautious warning and second occurrence ...

20-01-2019 05:01 - Sukumvit 71, soi Pridi Banomyong 41, Bangkok th

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Indoor Vball Hard Court - Bpro Onnut 17, Intermediate + test

Join us every sunday at 12pm-3pm for volleyball at a great indoor court! google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/q5SNPSyUFv42 ----- Please be so kind and RSVP as soon as possible, so we know there will be at least 8 players. It would be best if we have 10 or more players. We will limit the players to 14-18. Please DO NOT show up if you did not make t...

20-01-2019 05:01

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Fun Latin Dancing for beginners Ver.3 test

Dear friends, we are getting used to this, after a very successful fun Latin Dance Class last weekend, we thought of bringing to you the Ver.3 I never danced before, is it suitable for me?Yes! suitable for absolute beginners and all other dance lovers. We will be introducing Merengue, Salsa, Bachata social dancing styles from scratch! You are welco...

20-01-2019 06:01 - 45 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok th

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Exchange My Language With My Friends test

Join us to learn Thai and practice your English. All levels are welcome. We divide into groups based on ability and spend half our time working in Thai and the other half in English. This meetup meets every Sunday from 4-6 pm at Lumpini Park, Bangkok. If it rains, we will may move to another location. Check the discussion for details. คนไทยก็สามารถ...

20-01-2019 09:01 - Rama IV Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok th

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Beach 4 X 4 -- Intermediate / Advanced test

***Note New Start Time -- 4:00 pm*** Beach 4s. Players should not be beginners. Need to be able to pass, set, hit, and block reasonably well. Should not be afraid of a hard hit ball. We will follow (mostly) official beach VB rules. Court costs (1000 baht per hour / 1200 baht per hour with lights) will be split evenly among all players. We will play...

20-01-2019 09:01 - 17/1 Soi Pridi Banomyong 21, Sukhumvit 71 Road, Phra Khanong, Watthana, , 10110 Bangkok th

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Full Moon Bangkok Jungle Run - January 2019 (8-12km max) test

"Full SuperMoon Bangkok Jungle Run - January 2019: This is your FIRST chance for you to join a Full Moon in 2019! This will be a short (8-12km max) and really really slow run! Meeting time is at 17H45 at the 7/11 just before the entrance of Wat Bangna Nok at the Sanphawut Pier. Just so we are all clear, it means, you need to be at the meeting point...

20-01-2019 11:01 - Sanphawut road, Bangkok th

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