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

Evitez l'eau du robinet pour éviter la Turista
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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.





Agenda


Improv games night test

Calling all improvisers, whether you´ve done it before or not! Newcomers and pros alike welcome. We will take you through a range of simple, fun games and more advanced exercises .  We will start at 7 p.m sharp. If you'd like to order drinks or food please come a bit earlier. If for some reason you have to cancel your attendance, please do so in ad...

28-03-2017 12:03

Recommended by Bangkok Imps - Improvisation Theatre

Random Thainess - 28 March 2017 test

6 speakers, 6 minutes each, 6 random topics relating to Thailand and Thainess.   Come along, hear something new, make new friends and learn some random things about Thailand!  This month we'll have speakers talking about: • a Thai chef overseas • building relationships: tips for expats living and working in Thailand • migrants to Thailand: Burmese ...

28-03-2017 12:03 - 46 Sathorn Soi 9, Bangkok th

Recommended by Random Thainess Bangkok

Exchange THAI - ENGLISH (Japanese) together - New TOPIC each time! test

Hi all, This meetup will be organized every Tuesday, we also have one meetup on Sat afternoon. CONCEPT is simple: Foreigners will learn Thai by speaking and asking. Thais practice English by sharing and answering. So all levels are welcome to join! Photo: previous meetup with Thai, American, Japanese, British... We will meet at Food Street 4th f...

28-03-2017 12:03

Recommended by Bangkok Culture Buddies - BCB

Beach 4s Sand Volleyball test

Join us on at 7 pm at the Arsenal Soccer School in Bangkok. Please RSVP accordingly so we know there will be at least 8 players. We will always push for the max level!.... "No mercy!" We will limit the players to 12. Please be so kind and RSVP as soon as possible. For those who signed with YES and can not make it, please be so kind and change the R...

28-03-2017 13:03

Recommended by BKK Beach Volleyball Social Group (Bangkok)

Let's MeetUp and walk from one park to another, then lunch at the Polo Club test

This exciting trip has been planned and tested by Aun, and looks great!  20 baht fee payable on arrival, to help fund future research. In her own words..... Let's meet at the MRT station called 'Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre', INSIDE THE STATION EXIT 3. We will walk 5 mins to Benjakitti Park and stroll along the length of its lake (about...

29-03-2017 03:03 - 60 New Rachadapisek Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Bangkok th

Recommended by Bangkok English Speakers Lunch Group

Board Game Fun Night test

We have around 300 board games open to play in the shop.  It is free and we can teach you new games as well. We are more like a community place of the neighborhood.  The Ninive Game Store also has a wood fired pizza oven outside, and we make our own delicious pizza! ;-)  Ninive is also the first and biggest importer and distributor of Board Games i...

29-03-2017 11:03 - Sukumvit Plus Soi 1, Pra Khanong, Bangkok th

Recommended by Let's Play Board Games at Ninive Board Game Store Bangkok

Leprosy, discovered by a Norwegian, still causing harm today? test

For this month: Leprosy is an important disease to decode how society has constructed stigma against it throughout the history. Historically, stigma against diseases such as Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Epilepsy and mental healh diseases has been important in understanding how society has been responding to these diseases and how we can intervene to redu...

29-03-2017 12:03 - Soi Ruamrudee (~100M from Sukhumvit, on the right). , Bangkok th

Recommended by Bangkok Scientifique

Wednesday Evening Ceramics test

We're back!! Please come and make pots or other ceramics! We can teach you to make whatever you like. Become an amazing ceramist! All skill levels welcome! If you want to come at another time tell us. Prices: 500baht: Single meetup fee- for clay, tools and the firing of the pot. If you want to paint/glaze at this meet up it is included in the pric...

29-03-2017 12:03 - Bangkok, Bangkok th

Recommended by Bangkok Ceramics and Pottery Club

27th International Travel Meetup test

Hi everyone: Remember to check out the Siam Photo Contest, click here for details!! ( http://globalgaz.com/siam-photo-contest-overview/ ) Please join our FB group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1026073260743980/)when you have a chance for more information. And check out my travel blog ( http://globalgaz.com/ ) and my Instagram ( https://www.inst...

29-03-2017 12:03

Recommended by The Bangkok International Travel Group

Wednesday Night Sand Volleyball Intermediate Levels) test

Join us on Wednesday, at 7.15 pm at the Arsenal Soccer School in Bangkok Please RSVP accordingly so we know there will be at least 8 players. It would be best if we had 10 or more players. We will limit the players to 14. Please be so kind and RSVP as soon as possible. For those who signed with YES and can not make it, be so kind and change the RSV...

29-03-2017 12:03 - 17/1 Soi Pridi Banomyong 21, Sukhumvit 71 Road, Phra Khanong, Watthana, , 10110 Bangkok th

Recommended by BKK Beach Volleyball Social Group (Bangkok)
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