It’s hard to believe, but there are whales living in the waters off Bangkok, and you can spend the day whale watching in one of the city’s most surreal experiences.
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There may be a curfew in Bangkok and ungodly kick-off times, but there’s still a few places to see the beginning of World Cup 2014
If you’re travelling to Thailand for the first time, you’ll probably arrive and stay in Bangkok to begin with. Here’s a collection of useful Travelhappy links that will help you get the most out of Thailand’s amazing capital city.
Interested in backpacking in Thailand but not sure where to start? Here’s a quick run down of ideas of what to see and do while you’re in this spectacular country
You need a visa to enter Vietnam before you travel to the country. It’s easy to organise a Vietnam visa in Bangkok if you know where to go.
From October 1st 2012 AirAsia will only be arriving and departing from the old Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, not from the new Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Here are the details on the shuttle service to transfer from one Bangkok airport to the other
Eating Thai Food is a comprehensive ebook guide to finding the tastiest dishes Thailand has to offer at Bangkok’s best street food vendors. Mark Wiens gives you an intro into how to quickly arrive at Thai eating nirvana
The Royal Barges Procession brings the normally bustling Chao Phraya river to a standstill as stunningly beautiful boats built by Thailand’s Kings over the last three centuries sail in formation through the heart of the city.
There are so many things to do in Bangkok that the choice can be bewildering – but one Bangkok blogger has made an excellent short video showcasing some of the city’s key sights and less obvious attractions
There’s a Buddhist temple in Bangkok that has a golden statue of David Beckham himself built into its altar. Here’s a guide of how to find the temple (Wat Pariwas) and how to find Mr Beckham’s holy image when you get there
Each November there is a spectacular procession of intricate and ornate Royal Barges on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river. But you can see the Royal Barges any time of the year at Bangkok’s Royal Barges Museum.
A luxury nature retreat in the middle of the city, Bangkok Tree House is an ambitious attempt to integrate a purpose-built hotel resort into its river and jungle surroundings
One of the most spectacular sights in all of South East Asia, the Grand Palace is the awe-inspiring seat of both royal and religious power in Thailand
See why Bangkok used to be called “the Venice of the East” by exploring its canals and the communities that still live on them, right in the heart of the modern metropolis
Home to the enormous Reclining Buddha and Thailand’s most venerable massage school, Wat Po is a spectacular temple with tranquil grounds that provide a great retreat from city life
It may seem like the archetypal concrete jungle, but Bangkok has some beautiful parks where you can escape the madness of the city’s never-ending traffic
Jim Thompson became famous for reviving the Thai silk industry and living in a traditional Thai teak wood house filled with exquisite antiquities. Jim Thompson’s House is now one of Bangkok’s premier tourist attractions, but the mystery of Thompson’s abrupt disappearance in Malaysia has never been solved
Ayutthaya is Thailand’s ancient capital, only an hour’s drive from Bangkok – perfect for a day trip to see its picturesque temple ruins and a river cruise back into the big city
You think Bangkok is dangerous because of political unrest or bad Nicholas Cage films? Think again – what’s most likely to get you is the everyday assault course known as taking a walk on a Bangkok sidewalk.
When you arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, you’ll be besieged by taxi touts offering you overpriced rides. Make sure you get to the Public Taxi stands to get a properly priced taxi into Bangkok
If you’re thinking about going to live in Bangkok full time, you need to have a good idea of what your monthly expenses are likely to be. Here’s a rundown of what you get for your money in The Big Mango