Bangkok travel guide with places and things to see and do.
Bangkok offers travelers their most memorable experience with it's unique lifestyle of a major city and yet rich in history and culture. Unlike other major cities every area in Bangkok is a downtown in its self with plenty of shopping and entertainment.   

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Chatuchak | China Town (Yaowarat) | Phahurat Market | Khaosan Road | Ploenchit-Ratchadamri Road
Thailand Downtown Duty Free Shop | Silom Road | Sukhumvit Road | Bang Lamphu Market
Khlong Thom Market

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Bangkok “The City of Angels” or “Venice of the East” as known in the past due to it’s many canals. Bangkok boasts one of Asia’s most traveled cities. Hosted many important World meetings and summits, home to many multinational corporations. Weather you are an expat resident or a holiday maker or a business traveler Bangkok has it all for you. Be it sightseeing, entertainment or dining you, get the best here. With it's good infrastructure travel in Bangkok is convenient and quick.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market - Bangkok
Chatuchak Weekend Market or JJ (called in short by the local people) is Thailand's largest market. It is said that what you don't find in JJ you cannot find any where else in Thailand. You'll be amazed by the things sold there insects (beetles, spiders), reptiles (snakes, baby crocodiles), plants, clothes, eatables etc,etc.

Advice: JJ is opened only on weekends and the best time to travel there is before noon. Afternoons are hot and crowded with travelers and shops start closing from 5 pm onwards. You must beware of pick pockets a lot of cases are reported every week. Our advice to you the gents is to keep your valuables specially money in the front pocket. As for the ladies try to keep you bags and purses in front of you. If by any chance you happen to be the victim report to the nearest police station. In many cases important documents are returned (passport, ID etc.) while the valuables are missing. The most convenient way to get to JJ is by BTS Skytrain getting down at Mo Chit station (terminal station). Buses that get there are No: 8, 44

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China Town (Yaowarat) - Bangkok
         China Town Road is a great place to shop for Chinese herbal medicines, tea and shark fins. At night the road becomes one of Thailand's best known dining venues filled with hawkers and shops opened for dinners. It is also in close proximity to Sampheng market (a cheap place for cloth sold in yards), Phahurat market (Little India) and Hua Lamphong train station. Accommodations is avaliable too. The best way to travel to China Town is to take a taxi or a Bus: No. 40, Air Con 7

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Phahurat Market - Bangkok
Phahurat is Thailands "Little India". Basically one or two small streets packed with Indians with small restaurants selling food, indian sweets and tea. Indian clothes, movies, songs, masala etc. are also available. A Sikh Temple is close by. Sikhs are friendly people and foreigners are welcome to visit the temple. Inside cloth will be available to cover your head "this is a must". Phahurat market is a walking distance from China Town. 

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Khaosan Road - Bangkok
Khaosan Road is the choice of bag packers and travellers looking for cheap accomodations in the center of all happenings. Bars, pubs, restaurants, shops (tailors etc.) are widely available here. It is also close to some of Thailand's most renowned tourists attractions like the Grand Palace. Constitutional Monument is also close by and the best way to travel to Khaosan is to take a taxi or bus No: 47, 60  Air Con 12, 60

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Ploenchit-Ratchadamri Road - Bangkok
New York has Fifth Avenue. Paris has the Champs Elysees. London has Piccadilly. Ratchadamri represents Bangkok as a local version of the world's glitziest shopping streets. Lose yourself in the ease of air-conditioned department stores lining both sides of the road, and indulge your shopping fantasies with luxury goods from the four corners of the globe.

Over the fast few years, international designers have turned Bangkok's prominent shopping plazas, World Trade Centre, Gaysorn Plaza, Joyce, Amarin Plaza and Peninsula Plaza, into their new fashion runway. At the same time, local stylists proudly proclaim their own exclusive designs at the same venues.

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Thailand Downtown Duty Free Shop - Bangkok
Located on the 7th floor of World Trade Centre in the heart of Bangkok, the shop showcases branded clothes, leather goods, watches, cosmetics and other accessories. Across the street, a specialised department store - Narayana Phand Pavilion- rounds up an enormous and enticing range of fine handicrafts from all around the country, under one extensive roof. Ratchadamri and Ploenchit roads can give you a breathtaking abundance of choices. Open daily from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Silom Road - Bangkok
A main artery of Bangkok's commercial heart, Silom Road also presents great shopping opportunities. At its lower end, close to the Chao Phraya River, dozens of gem and jewelry stores line the footpaths while temporary stalls offer an array of souvenirs from T-shirts to handicrafts. Major department stores led by Central and Robinson dominate the upper section. The colorful night market of Patpong, which links Silom and Surawongse roads, is thronged with avid bargain-hunters until late into the night.

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Sukhumvit Road - Bangkok
Like Silom road, Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok's major thoroughfares, with shops, boutiques, stalls and modern shopping plazas, not to mention hotels, bars and restaurants along both sides. Sukhumvit is known for its abundance of tailor-made garment shops, which offer custom-tailoring as affordable and as easy as buying off the peg. Antique cognoscenti flock to the section of Sukhumvit which houses a number of antique shops specializing in Thai period furniture's, genuinely old or reproduction, and exquisite wood-carvings.

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Bang Lamphu Market - Bangkok
Bangkok's oldest one-stop shopping market, Bang Lamphu is like a huge single-storey department store. From basic necessities to exotic extravagance, you can find it all here. The nearby area of Khao Sarn Road is a gathering place of foreign backpackers. Stores and boutiques catering to budget-conscious shoppers are plentiful there.

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Khlong Thom Market - Bangkok
Always congested but ever popular, Khlong Thom's charm is unrefined, yet undeniably worthwhile. Second-hand goods are always valued at this old-fashioned flea market, regardless of their condition. Hardware and electrical appliances new or used, broken or functional, guaranteed or buy-at-your-own-risk are Khlong Thom's major commodities. It seems everything can be put on sale here. No need to spend your money, a travel around Khlong Thom could be an experience in itself.

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