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Same same, but different. This Thailish T-shirt philosophy sums up Bangkok, a city where the familiar and the exotic collide like the flavors on a plate of pàt tai.


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Things to Know

Bangkok is a sprawling, bustling city that can be a sensory overload to first-time visitors. Here's what you need to know before you go.

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Best Neighborhoods

Get to know Bangkok's best areas with this neighborhood guide, from sights and nightlife to places to stay.

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Day Trips

Bangkok is big, bold, brilliant and sometimes overwhelming. If you need a break from the traffic and tuk-tuks, here are the best day trips from Bangkok.

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Money and Costs

Bangkok has so much to see and do that it can be easy to burn through your baht. Here's how to visit without blowing your budget.

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Think the tiger of Thailand’s biggest city can only be tamed by taxi? Mere mortal, here’s how to get around Bangkok.

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Free Things to Do

As one of the world's favorite budget travel playgrounds, Bangkok has freebies galore. Here are the best free things to do in the fun-filled Thai capital.

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Traveling with Kids

From magnificent museums to thrilling theme parks via some fun-filled túk-túk rides, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Bangkok with children in tow.

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