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Bangkok Travel Guide

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Travelers have a hard time putting a pin in Bangkok's personality. Most first-timers see this city as one caught between the past and the present. Ancient temples and modern shopping malls comprise Thailand's capital, and Buddhist monks and regulars of Patpong (Bangkok's red light district) share the city's streets. The contrast can result in an exhilarating yet chaotic setting. continue»

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When to Visit Bangkok

The best time to visit Bangkok is from late October to March, when the heat and humidity are at their lowest. Still, this is Thailand, so temperatures may climb into the 90s. To find deals on airfare and hotel rates, consider a trip between April and mid-October, when frequent rain showers send many travelers in search of drier ground. 

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Getting Around Bangkok

The best way to get around Bangkok is by Skytrain or Metro, which are fast, affordable, and easily navigable for visitors. The city also offers an extensive network of buses, but these are prone to traffic jams. And while we're on the topic of heavy traffic, don't even think about driving. It will only frustrate you. Taxis are fairly cheap, but again, gridlock is a regular issue. However, taxis are the easiest way to get from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to downtown. The Airport Bus Express is another option. For a scenic view of the city, we suggest hopping aboard a riverboat and floating down the Chao Phraya River. 

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