Bangkok

👥 Population: 8.3 million

🕑 Time Zone: UTC +7

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🏠 Where to live
🍏 Groceries
🚈 Getting around
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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.

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.

Useful resources

RentHub

Thailand Properties

DDproperty

FazWaz

Hostelworld

Airbnb

Booking.com

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

Getting around

From airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Method: Rail, taxi

Within

BTS Skytrain

MRT

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

Uber available

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

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