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The Grand Palace in BangkokThings to See and Do in Bangkok - by District

Bangkok is a large city, rising vertically and growing horizontally. Administratively it is split up into 50 khet (districts), but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below more useful.

See our pages on Dinner Cruises and River Cruises along the Chao Phraya River

Districts of Bangkok - Click on the district name to get the specifics for each area

    Sukhumvit: The long Sukhumvit Road, changing its name to Ploenchit Road and Rama I Road going west, is Bangkok's modern commercial core, full of glitzy malls and hotels. The Skytrain intersection at Siam Square is the closest thing Bangkok has to a centre.

Silom: To the south of Sukhumvit, the area around Silom Road and Sathorn Road is Thailand's sober financial center by day, but Bangkok's primary party district by night when quarters like the infamous Patpong come alive. Suriwongse Road - the entrance to Patpong road and the gay area opposite it.

   Rattanakosin: Between the river and Sukhumvit lies the densely packed "Old Bangkok", home to Bangkok's best-known wats. Yaowarat (Chinatown) and sights around the Chao Phraya River are also included here. Bangkok's backpacker mecca Khao San Road and the surrounding district of Banglamphu are located on the northern part of Rattanakosin.

   Phahonyothin: The area around Phahonyothin Road and Viphavadi Rangsit Road is best known for the Chatuchak Weekend Market and Don Muang Airport (the old international airport).

   Ratchadaphisek: The district north of Sukhumvit centered around Ratchadaphisek Road (part of which is called Asoke) and reaching from Phetchaburi Road to Lat Phrao. This area has really opened up recently as the new metro subway line follows Ratchadaphisek Road.

 

 

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Bangkok Post -  Daily English Language Newspaper
The Nation - Bangkok English Language Newspaper
The Weather Channel for Bangkok
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Tourism Thailand - Government Tourism website

City of Bangkok Official Tourism website

 

 

 

 

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