Bangkok travel articles

Getting around Bangkok is both frustrating and fun

Getting around Bangkok is both frustrating and fun

We frequently post a new travel article on Bangkok and Central Thailand full of features for additional reading. Find out more on everything from temples to avoiding being ripped-off!

We continue to assemble a collection of great Bangkok travel stories and other articles from Thailand.

Bangkok travel articles

A typical Bangkok budget
Although it's a capital city, Bangkok does not necessarily have to break the bank. Luxury and budget treats can be found all over, so check out our typical Bangkok budget...more

Exploring majestic Wat Arun
Wat Arun is one of Bangkok's most iconic temples built on the banks of the Chao Phraya River with a classic design and enthralling history guaranteed to fascinate even the most boorish of tourists...more

Story of the Bangkok floods
As the last of the floodwater trickles out of Bangkok we look at the causes and consequences of Thailand's worse flooding for half-a-century which claimed more then 600 lives and causes millions of dollars worth of damage...more

Read Thai script in just one week!
An ingenious new Read Rapid Thai seminar comes to Bangkok next month which guarantees you will be able to read Thai script within one week - and it really works!...more

Bangkok Hangover 2 tours
Follow the debauched route from the hit Hollywood blockbuster and see all aspects of Bangkok's infamous red light districts including go-go bars and erotic shows in safety and comfort with expert guides...more

Chao Mae Tuptim
Despite the bright lights of the modern Thai capital, there remains a mystic underbelly to Bangkok and women yearning for a child come to this small temple in the city centre which is adorned with giant wooden phalluses!...more

Suvarnabhumi five hour layovers
Suvarnabhumi International Airport has a wealth of facilities for the weary traveller, but there are also many interesting sights and activities just a short distance from the terminal as well...more

Family fun in Bangkok
Bangkok may have a reputation as an adult's playground but there are also plenty of fun family attractions around the city as well which are perfect for young children, teenagers and the older generation alike...more

Khao Yai National Park
Thailand's oldest national park remains one of its very best with an astonishing variety of wildlife plus waterfalls, hiking trails and diverse plant life...more

Bangkok culture trails
Our guide to the cultural highlights of the imposing ‘City of Angels’ including the most impressive temples, colonial buildings and even modern museums and galleries... more

Bangkok by ferry
Guide to avoid the choking Bangkok traffic and getting around town by river and canal ferry, including access to all the main tourist sights…more

Grand Palace
Bangkok's foremost landmark is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions and provides a glimpse into the Kingdom's majestic past… more

Water tours
Guide to travelling the charming waterways of this historic 'Venice of the East'…more

Bangkok Scams
Guide to getting wise to some of the common tricks that tourists fall for in the capital…more

Beginners’ guide to Thailand’s political deadlock
Security and stability in Thailand has become tense following the 26th February assets seizure verdict against former prime minister Thaksin; here’s the back story on this explosive issue…more

Bangkok's Sukhumvit area
Guide to the best of Bangkok's glitzy Sukhumvit Road, with bars, restaurants, hotels and a distinctly naughty side…more

Bangkok temple tour
Explore a handful of Bangkok’s best temples by foot with this morning walking tour of Rattanakosin isle…more

Unmissable Vimanmek Palace
This all-teak palace in the leafy Dusit suburb is an excellent peak into the lives of C19th century royal Siamese life;highly recommended…more

Sightseeing Bangkok for 50 baht
On a tight budget? There’s still cheap days out in this city and we’ve found several options that cost 50 baht or less;  that is less than $2!…more

The Death Railway
Kanchanaburi is best known for its death railway, and memorials to thousands who perished building it. It still draws the crowds generations later…more

Panthip Computer Plaza
Firmly on the shopping map, Panthip Plaza is a popular emporium dedicated to anything digital, from cheap computers to software and gadgets…more

Bangkok by river boat
Why not see the city from the Chao Phraya River? It’s not congested, is cheap and gives unrivalled views and access to some of the top sites…more

Get a spa pamper
Treat yourself to an afternoon in a spa for the ultimate luxury experience to escape Bangkok’s hustle and bustle. Here’s what to expect…more

The Royal barges
Bangkok’s royal barge processions are an ancient and rare occurrence, but the ornate long boats are on display at the Royal Barges Museum…more

Kaeng Krachan National Park
A couple of hours southwest of the capital, Kaeng Krachan offers great trekking opportunities if you become weary of big city streets…more

Thailand’s 10 best beaches
There were lots to choose from but we’ve found you 10 of the best commercial beaches on Thailand’s shores and islands…more

Unseen Bangkok
Think you’ve seen it all in Bangkok? Think again! Here are plenty more off-beat surprises from one of Asia’s best loved cities…more

Budget travellers’ guide
Bangkok and Thailand is ideal for the backpacker crowd. For first-timers here’s a quick introduction to budget travel in the Kingdom…more

Wining and dining
Bangkok has some of Asia’s finest restaurants, and plenty of choice that is all excellent value, from Thai to Mexican; here’s the scoop…more

The best of Thailand
Here’s the shortlist of the Bangkok Post’s nine-month quest to find Thailand’s top nine tourist attractions…more

Magnificent Rose Garden
Less than an hour from Bangkok is one of the area’s oldest and most rewarding tourist attractions, worth the day trip... more

Kids activities
Not sure what to do with the little ones in mad Bangkok? Well there’s plenty of exotic, fun attractions and activities, so surprise yourself... more

Songkran Splash
Join in the world’s biggest water fight as Thailand gets drenched for four days in April; there’s no doubt about it, you’re going to get wet... more

Bangkok culture trail
You’ll be surprised at how much culture, fine art and history this city has to offer; join the trail...more

How to avoid scams
Bangkok is relatively safe but you could use a few tips on how to avoid the usual scam artists that target tourists in the capital... more

Bangkok in a day
Just passing through? Here’s our suggestions for getting the most out of a single day of sightseeing in Bangkok... more

The King and Thai
You can’t miss it, December 5th marks the birthday of Thailand’s much loved King. See just why is he so popular among his subjects... more

Bangkok by canal
Once known as the 'Venice of the East', Bangkok can be explored by the many laid-back canals of its past... more

Museums you must see
Bangkok has more museums than you can see in one trip; here are some of our favourites to occupy a few rainy days... more

Tour Thailand in a day
The Ancient city is a remarkable historic-themed park recreating the best of Thailand’s landmarks ... more

Bangkok top 10
With only 48 hours in Bangkok, here’s the top sites to get to while visiting Thailand’s busy and vast capital ... more

Bangkok Gay guide
One of the world’s truly gay-friendly cities has plenty of places to meet others and feel comfortable; get the low-down ... more

Khao San Road freakshow?
The Bohemian corner of Bangkok is a great attraction for people watching, cheap shopping, entertainment and travel mates... more

Beating the Bangkok traffic
Don’t spend your holiday time in Bangkok sitting in it’s notorious traffic; here’s a local resident’s tips on how to get around Bangkok with the least amount of fuss and delay... more

Kanchanaburi’s rail of death
Three generations after WWII, tourists are still attracted to the west of Thailand to pay homage to the 100,000 POWs and labourers who perished building the infamous 'rail of death'. Today, it’s various sites are Kanchanaburi’s main drawcard.... more

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