👥 Population: 8.3 million
🕑 Time Zone: UTC +7
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.
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.
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.
Bangkok Farmers' Market (Gateway Ekkamai)
Khlong Toei Market
Sam Yan Market
Method: Rail, taxi
Methods: Bus, BTS (sky train), MRT (metro), motorbike taxi, tuk tuks, taxi
❌ no, use Blacklane, Grab and local taxis instead.