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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the most visited cities in the world and a place where you feel that anything can happen. During the day, the beautiful golden temples make us hypnotized with so much wealth. Already at night, the scenery changes, when the streets are crowded with tourists looking for parties. Bangkok is one of those cities that does not let its visitors get bored at any time. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Bangkok is a super modern, westernized urban center with mega-bustling nightlife but at the same time it does not abandon its traditions. In literal translation, its name means "City of Divinity". The capital of Thailand may seem a little overwhelming at first sight: big, hot, crowded. But with a little patience, Bangkok reveals itself as one of the most interesting capitals in the world offering temples, palaces and tranquil gardens, all squeezed into the city's charming chaos. In 2006, it was the second city with the largest number of tourists in the world, with 10.35 million tourists in the year, being surpassed only by London. Bangkok is an immense city, filled with things to do, experiences to live and attractions to see. Without doubt, it is impossible to go to Thailand without knowing Bangkok.

 

 

 

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Suvarnabhumi Airport
Don Mueang International Airport
Bangkok Bus Terminal (Eastern)
Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai)
Mo Chit Bus Terminal
Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong Station)
 
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Where to stay in Bangkok:


For those who go to Bangkok to tourism, the best area to stay is in the vicinity of Khao San Road. In this area are located the main sights of the city. Khao San Road is considered the "Mecca" of backpackers in Thailand. That's where everyone who wants some "hurly-burly" gets together. Rambuttri street is parallel to Khao San and also has movement all day, with the difference that this street has more bars, live music, is quieter and more social. If the chaos of the city is not your preference, but you intend to be very well located, look for lodging a few stations further away from the center but still in the Sukhumvit region. If possible, the tip is to be in Bangkok over the weekend to explore a number of open only Saturday and Sunday markets.

 

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Transportation option is what not lacking in Bangkok. For tourists, the tip is to use Bangkok's public transport, especially the boat lines of the Chao Phraya River, taxis and the famous tuk-tuks. The subway, skytrain and taxi are good options to go to far places in the city, and in the case of a taxi, remember to always have the addresses, especially of the hotel, in Thai. For those arriving in Bangkok by Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) the best way to get to the city center is by using the Airport Rail Link, a metro that takes you to the center of Bangkok in about 35 minutes.

 

The taxi in Bangkok is not expensive and it can be a great option to get around the city. Stay tuned for taxi drivers: they do not like to turn on the meter and always try to offer a fixed price, so it is important to always require the use of the meter.

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    Usually the taxi fare is 35 baht per 2 per km.

 

Bangkok's subway (MRT) does not cover a large area of ​​the city: it is only 18 stations in total. Although the subway is small, it is possible to reach some important points of the city, such as the train station (Hua Lamphong) or the Chatuchak weekend market. The subway is available from 6am to midnight.

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    The charge is made for the number of stations, beginning at 16 bahts and going up to about 40/50 bahts. The purchase of the ticket can be made at the station: just pick up a card and recharge it on the available machines, or you you can buy separate trips - in this case you get a card that you have to deposit at the destination. You can also buy a daily card, which costs 120 baht or a three days card, per 230 baht.

 

The Skytrain (BTS) is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok that has two lines that intersect at Siam Square station, going through Bangkok from north to south, and runs between 6am and 0am. For a connection to the boat system, go to Sathorn station Pier. Already the subway (MRT) connects to the BTS at Sukhumvit, Silom and Chatuchak Park stations.

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    The payment is almost always made with coins, and next to the turnstiles, there is always a booth where it is possible to change the notes. The value also depends on the distance traveled. On the machine, you can see your destination and click on the value (usually from 22 to 52 baht). You should keep the card to deposit in the ratchet at the destination, as well as in the subways.

 

The boats connect a good part of the city. In addition to being an efficient public transportation, it also serves as a stroll along the Chao Praya River. There are five different boat lines, identified by the flags of the colors green, yellow, blue, orange and "no flag" - this only works at rush hour and passes through all stations.

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    The best line for tourists is orange, which is also fast and cheaper: it costs 15 bahts and goes at the tourist stations. The blue line is called the Tourist Boat and it is more a sightseeing tour than a means of public transportation - it costs 150 baht for the daily pass or 40 baht for the individual ticket with comments in English on the points of interest. Several piers also offer boats that cross the river, they cost only 3 baht and run every 10 minutes. The charge is made inside the ferry, as on the bus.
Tuk-tuk, a kind of motorcycle adapted to take tourists, is the most common means of transport in all Southeast Asian countries. It has no meter and the price of the trip is negotiated on time.

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    Always combine the price before entering the vehicle and never accept the first proposed value. A very useful tip: see beforehand what the price of the race would be on Uberx and Uber Black. The price of the taxi / tuktuk race should be between these two values, not as cheap as Uberx, but never more expensive than Uber Black.
Uber arrived in Bangkok in 2015 and there are three services currently: Uberx, Uber Black and Uber SUV. The price is good and the quality of service is great but for now there are not so many Uber in Bangkok so it might take some time for a Uber to get to you.

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Bangkok is considered the hottest capital of Asia, with an annual average of 34 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Bangkok and the surrounding area is between November and February, known to Thais as "the cool season". December and January are considered "winter" months, when temperatures drop a bit, but remain very high and very humid. The rainy season in Bangkok runs from April to October, and the worst time to visit Bangkok is considered between September and October.

 

 

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