Bangkok Tips for Thailand

Fast, bustling, insane -- Thailand's busy capital of Bangkok may be a lot of things, but predictable will never be one of them. These Bangkok tips will help you make sense of the chaos! Bangkok has a reputation for wearing out new travelers on their first visit. Luckily, there is hope.

A few simple Bangkok travel tips from experienced travelers can help make your landing in Thailand just a little softer!

Great Japanese Food in Bangkok Great Japanese Food in Bangkok

Check out the area on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 for a great selection of authentic Japanese restaurants. Several are tucked down the street, around corners, and upstairs from other places. Expect the real deal – shoes off and incredible food!

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Cigarette Smoking Scam Cigarette Smoking Scam

Despite seeing locals do it, never drop a cigarette in tourist places. Bangkok police set up sting operations in front of MBK to watch for smokers and demand a cash fine on the spot.

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Bangkok Airport Bus Terminated Bangkok Airport Bus Terminated (Read more)

The handy Airport Express bus from Bangkok Airport to Khao San Road was permanently terminated in 2011. Read details for getting to Khao San Road…

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It’s Not Koh San Road It’s Not Koh San Road

Khao San Road in Bangkok sounds like “Cow San Road” — not “Koh San Road.” Koh means “island” in Thai, so this is not correct, despite many backpackers saying in incorrectly. Khao San means “milled rice.”

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Kanchanaburi Thailand Kanchanaburi Thailand

Looking for a quick escape from Bangkok’s hectic pace? Ask around about Kanchanaburi. The pleasant little town is about four hours by bus, and sits on the River Kwai. Stay in the Jolly Frog Guesthouse for a nice garden.

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Bangkok Street Food Bangkok Street Food

You’ll find a great row of street carts with seating one block away from Khao San Road on the temple side of Soi Rambuttri. Turn right at the end of Khao San Road onto the main road, take your first left and walk until Rambuttri bends to the left.

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Places to Stay in Bangkok Places to Stay in Bangkok

If Khao San Road isn’t your thing, consider moving to┬áthe more upscale Sukhumvit or Silom areas. A taxi from Khao San Road will cost around 100 baht.

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Khao San Road Khao San Road (Read more)

Khao San Road in Bangkok is the budget travel backpacker ghetto of the world. Read about how to survive the Khao San Road circus!

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