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Bangkok

Neon-clad and always congested, Bangkok honors traditional sentimentality and embraces urban sentiments.

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Public Transit

Ride the Airport Rail Link into the city and side-step Bangkok's head-banging traffic by riding high on the Skytrain (BTS) or below on the underground (MRT). A ride on the Skytrain runs 15-40 baht, a well-worth-it expense for the mere fun of it. Glide river-style with a water taxi or express boat, offering convenient passage to historical sites. Taxis appear on every street corner, but prepare yourself for traffic. Tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis operated by neon-vested motorists offer exhilarating and even cheaper than the already cheap taxis. Set your price before you get on.

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Known for

Temples, street food, floating markets, tuk-tuks, beautiful ladyboys, Khaosan Road, Thai massage, Thai boxing, royal palaces, warm smiles

Locals Love

Locals Love

The King, smiling, shopping malls, street food, avoiding traffic by taking the Skytrain, exercising in community parks, the riverfront, rooftop bars

Locals Complain About

Locals Complain About

Traffic jams, impolite drivers, ill-mannered tourists, people who disrespect sacred spaces, political animosity between “Red Shirts” and “Yellow Shirts”