So you want to visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok? Great! So do thousands of other people! Bangkok receives more than 11 million foreign visitors every year so you'll be fighting for elbow room when visiting its major attractions, and the Grand Palace is no exception. But if you're willing to brave the crowds, your reward will be taking in…

So you're a budget traveller/backpacker and you're heading to Bangkok—surely you must have a stop at Khao San Road on your agenda, right? The legendary road has been a hub for backpackers for decades, with hostels and cheap bars designed to lure in price-conscious travelers. So should you go out of your way to make a stop at Khao San…

A few days in Bangkok will most likely be part of any trip to Thailand. The hectic megacity can easily be overwhelming, so here's a few recommendations to help you make the most of your time in Thailand's capital. DON'T go to Khao San Road A popular gathering point for budget-minded backpackers, Khao San Road makes a lot of travelers'…

In an exotic place such as Bangkok, would you be surprised to hear that one of the main tourist attractions is an American’s house? I sure was! Jim Thompson was an American businessman whose 1940s silk manufacturing company is credited with single-handedly reviving the Thai silk industry. His love of the Far East resulted in a large collection of Asian antiques,…

Bangkok was the last destination of our three-week Southeast Asia trip, and with only two nights there, we needed accomodations that were convenient to major sites without breaking the bank. That led us to dip into our stash of IHG Rewards Club points to book the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road. We've grown to really like the Hotel Indigo brand,…

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