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Bangkok is a city of extremes: come in from the airport via the MRT and you’ll see the politest and most reserved of Thai culture, as everybody stands in neatly formed queues to wait for the workers to clean the carriages. Being spat out into the bustling heat of the Phra Nakhon district is the opposite: a kind of chaotic freedom as locals and tourists eat, drink, and banter away. Although it may all seem disordered at first, you eventually begin to see the rules by which this city operates, and soon you’ll be crossing roads as scooters beep and drive around you without a second thought.

The duality of the city can be represented in so many other ways: the sanctity of the various stunning temples versus the raucous nightlife that draws people from the world over; the cheap street food stalls churning out thousands of delicious meals compared to the Michelin starred restaurants with rooftop views; and the nationalistic, aristocratic fervour which is represented by the national anthem being blared twice a day, contrasted with the lackadaisical, happy-go-lucky nature of the locals. Bangkok is all of that, and everything in between.

Bangkok

Bangkok is a city of extremes: come in from the airport via the MRT and you’ll see the politest and most reserved of Thai culture, as everybody stands in neatly formed queues to wait for the workers to clean the carriages. Being spat out into the bustling heat of the Phra Nakhon district is the opposite: a kind of chaotic freedom as locals and tourists eat, drink, and banter away. Although it may all seem disordered at first, you eventually begin to see the rules by which this city operates, and soon you’ll be crossing roads as scooters beep and drive around you without a second thought.

The duality of the city can be represented in so many other ways: the sanctity of the various stunning temples versus the raucous nightlife that draws people from the world over; the cheap street food stalls churning out thousands of delicious meals compared to the Michelin starred restaurants with rooftop views; and the nationalistic, aristocratic fervour which is represented by the national anthem being blared twice a day, contrasted with the lackadaisical, happy-go-lucky nature of the locals. Bangkok is all of that, and everything in between.

   
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Banking on Bangkok

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    3 course meal for 2: £21.50

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.75

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    A medium beer: £1.80

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.90

Banking on Bangkok

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    3 course meal for 2: £21.50

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.75

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    A medium beer: £1.80

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.90

Soundtrack of the city

Weather

The weather in Bangkok is fairly consistent temperature wise (temperatures are regularly in the thirties), with April being the hottest month. The humidity is quite intense, especially during the rainier season (July to October), although this is mitigated by the fact most buildings have air conditioning. Even during the “cold” season, you’ll likely be fine in a t shirt and shorts.

Discover the real Bangkok

Thailand’s booming tourism sector has grown so much that it’s almost impossible to regulate every single business that pops up in the city, so it’s important to know who and what you can trust. Whilst most businesses (and people offering them) are legitimate and will undoubtedly give you a good time, there are plenty of unscrupulous vendors looking to take advantage of befuddled and heat-stroked tourists. With our local knowledge, we’ll make sure you stay on track and enjoy your trip.

Please note that it’s approximately THB 40 to £1.

Even if you were to quit your job and live the expat dream in Bangkok for a year, you’d still not have enough time to see everything this incredible city has to offer, and that’s not even counting the thrills of nearby Pattaya. Temples, massive malls, gorgeous parks, and then some: Bangkok has it all, and we can help you to decide what to cram in during your stay here.

Although seen by many as a party destination, the Thai capital has so much more to offer than that – especially when it comes to culinary delights. Here, street food isn’t just a small portion you overpay for because of the novelty of getting it from a stall; it’s a way of life and will introduce you to flavours you didn’t know you were obsessed with until you took a bite.

Guides & Tips

Thailand’s booming tourism sector has grown so much that it’s almost impossible to regulate every single business that pops up in the city, so it’s important to know who and what you can trust. Whilst most businesses (and people offering them) are legitimate and will undoubtedly give you a good time, there are plenty of unscrupulous vendors looking to take advantage of befuddled and heat-stroked tourists. With our local knowledge, we’ll make sure you stay on track and enjoy your trip.

Please note that it’s approximately THB 40 to £1.

See & do

Even if you were to quit your job and live the expat dream in Bangkok for a year, you’d still not have enough time to see everything this incredible city has to offer, and that’s not even counting the thrills of nearby Pattaya. Temples, massive malls, gorgeous parks, and then some: Bangkok has it all, and we can help you to decide what to cram in during your stay here.

Food & Drink

Although seen by many as a party destination, the Thai capital has so much more to offer than that – especially when it comes to culinary delights. Here, street food isn’t just a small portion you overpay for because of the novelty of getting it from a stall; it’s a way of life and will introduce you to flavours you didn’t know you were obsessed with until you took a bite.

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