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Bangkok Travel Tips: 13 Things to Know Before You Go

Bangkok Travel Tips: 13 Things to Know Before You Go

Things YOU need to know before YOU go to Bangkok in Thailand.
Bangkok is the bustling capital of Thailand with a population of more than 11 million. About 13% of Thailand’s population lives in Bangkok. Bangkok was the world’s top tourist destination with 20 Million Tourists in 2017. Bangkok is also known as the “Big Mango.”

2 – Weather

Hot and Humid! Really hot and humid! Like all the time!
Daytime highs all year are in excess of 30C/86F
Bangkok holds claim to being the hottest city in the world
Not because the highs are the highest, but because it doesn’t cool down at night
Lows range from 21C to 26C ( 70F-79F )

April to October is the wet & hot season

The “cool” and dry season is November to February, like a degree or 2 less on the highs and a few degrees cooler on the lows

3. Getting In

Chances are you’ll be flying in to Bangkok, yes there are buses, and yes there’s a train, and you can take it from Singapore, but most people fly.

2 Airports
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK).
Most international flights go in to BKK

By Rail:
The Airport Rail Link connects Suvarnabhumi Airport with the BTS Skytrain system, which is Bangkok’s primary public transportation system. The City Line connects with the BTS Skytrain at Phayathai Station and costs 45 baht from Suvarnabhumi.

By Taxi:
Metered taxis are available from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok.

4. Getting Around

MRT Subway
Fare varies according to age

People don’t stand in lines. Instead of queuing up, Thais form a crowd. Stand your ground, and get used to a lack of personal space in public places.

Notorious for ripping off tourists. Make sure they turn on the meter. It should start at 35 THB. Or download the GrabTaxi app — like Uber, but cheaper.

Tuk Tuk
A small vehicle with no windows or doors but with a roof and a seat.
Price is always negotiated
Make sure to hold on the handles, tuk tuk drivers can be crazy drivers

Motorbike Taxis
Best to get through traffic
And come with a free massive heart attack!

5. Money
Thai Baht

1 Thai Baht was about $.03 US
Or 33 Baht to 1 USD

In Thailand, there are 1 baht, 2 baht, 5 baht, and 10 baht coins and 20 baht, 50 baht, 100 baht, and 1,000 baht notes. You may also occasionally see a 10 baht note, although those are no longer printed.

Get it from an ATM, but select “Continue Without Conversion”

6. What to wear

Linen, Rayon, or wicking/quickdry fabrics

DON’T WEAR JEANS — you’ll combust! Also don’t wear anything lined with Polyester — it’s as good as wearing a ziplock bag.

Temples and Palaces require you to cover your shoulders and knees.
pay attention to see if others have taken off their shoes. If so, follow suit.

7. Language
Big cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok have a lot of locals who speak English

“Sawadiikaa” for females, and “Sawadiikrap” for males – This is the Thai greeting for hello and goodbye, and is accompanied by the “wai” gesture.
placing hands palms together at your chest and bowing your head
Also note that adding kaa or krap to any sentence in Thai makes the sentence more polite.
“Kapkhunkaa” for females, and “Kapkhunkrap” for males – This means thank you, and it is also often accompanied by the “wai” gesture.
“Chuai buht meter dai mai kaa/krap?” – “Could you turn on the meter?”
“Gepdthang noi” – Check please.
“Mai ao” – This verbatim means “I’m not getting that,” but can generally be used to deny an interest in purchasing anything.
“Krungthep” – This is the word for Bangkok in Thai. Many people mistakenly assume Bangkok is a Thai word. It’s not, and knowing the real word can come in handy.

8. Shopping

9. Food

10. Bug Spray

11. Respect the King and the Royal Family

12. Don’t touch anyone on the head.

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Tourist Scams in Bangkok: https://youtu.be/jMcCVSl9vA8
Best Food Courts in Bangkok: https://youtu.be/oEAtr1pIkaI
Chatuchak Market in Bangkok: https://youtu.be/Nd6XrO9iFvU

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  1. 4:35 i noticed the actors behind you XD

  2. 20 min of ride for 100 bath is not truth. Thet are cheap but not so cheap like you said.

  3. Been all over the world but to me Bangkok is the greatest city on earth, just mesmerising

  4. l recommended a professional broker to you guys sometime ago, can I get person who invested with her
    comment below
    let's gooooo

  5. It's so beautiful to the food up to their culture. Another country added on my list. I want drive around in Thailand but I'll need an IDP for that. I found this site in a blog @t. Is this a legit site? They have car rentals and validity up to 1-3 years. You can check the link if you are also interested in getting one or check if its legit.

  6. ขอบคุณที่ให้ความแนะนำครับ😂🤣

  7. Nice report full of good sense. You are right, motorcycle taxis are a good alternative to taxis (but not for the faint-hearted ones…). At least, drivers won't bore you with stupid soccer related blab nor rip-off girls shows… Regarding heat, you are exaggerating ; I was used to live in mountains resorts, being 5-6 months a year feet in deep snow (born also at their foot) and at first I suffered everywhere in TH. But from the 2nd travel I got used to this whatever location, N / S or season.

    Later, when relocating in BKK I felt always at ease even though dressed 'business' with full suit, shirt, tie and carrying my computer backpack + circulating on a MTB for my 3Km commute. Just plan a large stock of daily shirts & underwear, take 3 showers a day + a dip in the pool.

    And above all, don't complain "it's so hot", that won't decrease the temps at all! Just don't think about it, move slowly and seek the shady side of streets – all will be fine for you soon.

    You seem to have an issue with mosquitoes… I was always far less bited anywhere in TH than in my native country (alpine France) or my current one (swampy countryside of Portugal). 2 easy hints: 1- drink every evening a very small glass of thai whiskey (mosquitoes hate the resulting body smell). 2- get yourself a young girlfriend to sleep with (she will be the primary target) ; not a very friendly idea, though.

    About the variety of tourist scams, I published a full eBook on the matter long time ago and it had some success ; I shall update and translate it, since things have changed a bit since. The format is not as enjoyable as your videos, but it can be kept in the phone for all the weblinks and references when needed even out of any connection.

  8. Thailand has 3 seasons buddy

  9. Yep, the humidity is definitely a constant. I’m a local, and during the monsoons, before and after the rain, the humidity is so thick it sometimes feel like you are drowning, and that’s why you see local malls everywhere…BECAUSE it’s air conditioned … which explains why shopping culture continues to thrive here.

  10. This guy is such a dog getting his groove on with the ladies and not even telling us the gossip. You need a seperate R18 channel for us.

  11. Is it hot there ?

  12. 34 degree and you call it hot ? A normal day in saudia Arabia is 42 degree

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