Think it's all honey-money, kiss-bang and backpacks?


Well, wake up and smell the frangipani. Bangkok is firmly on the style and jet-set circuit, bursting with incredible shopping, eating, drinking and good ol' fashioned chilling. 

There are strict dress codes in temples and shrines – bare shoulders and shorty shorts are strict no-nos – and wear easily-removed footwear. Elsewhere, anything goes though save the ‘kini top and singlet for the beach.

Nov-Apr is hands down the best time to visit, although early rainy season (May-June) can be sublime. it’s oven-hot in April and super rainy Sep-Oct.

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The following Thai phrase will come in handy...

Sa wah dee (kap) (m) / (kah) (w) :