Bangkok

👥 Population: 8.3 million

🕑 Time Zone: UTC +7

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Bangkok is the largest and capital city of Thailand, forming its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. Being the most visited city in the world Bangkok is a large, bustling place that offers an almost limitless amount of things for you to do and see. It's a true 24 hour city, and you're never far from something tasty to eat, at any time.

Weather

The climate in Bangkok is tropical with consistently warm to hot weather throughout the year, and two seasons: dry and rainy. Average yearly temperature is 30°C.

Getting around

Uber available

❌ no, use Blacklane, Grab and local taxis instead.

From airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Taxi: With the airport taxi outside of the terminal it takes 45 minutes from the airport to the city. Prices start at ฿250.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Within

BTS Skytrain

MRT

Methods: Bus, BTS (sky train), MRT (metro), motorbike taxi, tuk tuks, taxi

Where to live

Siam: In the heart of the city and close to the financial district of Silom. Massive shopping centres such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Central World etc. Many things to do and close to tourist attractions. Much to see including markets, shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Ekkamai: Known for its hipster vibe but also popular amongst middle-class expats and Thais. Has a plethora of dining and leisure options. Conveniently located near popular areas such as Sukhumvit and Thong Lor. The Eastern Bus Terminal is also found here.

Lad Phrao (Ladprao): Good for travellers on a budget and who like a more manageable area to live in. Has shopping centres, schools, markets, restaurants, bakeries and street food stalls.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between ฿7,000 and ฿12,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between ฿8,000 and ฿30,000 per month.

In a lot of Asia you can often find cheaper prices on Agoda, so check them out to compare.

Groceries

Markets

Bangkok Farmers' Market (Gateway Ekkamai)

Khlong Toei Market

Sam Yan Market

Supermarkets

Tesco Lotus

Gourmet Market

Tops

Big C

Convenience stores

7-Eleven

Tesco Lotus Express

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

True Digital Park

Prices are from ฿7,500 per month plus tax.