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What are the top 10 things to know about Bangkok?

Here are the top 10 things to know about Bangkok

  1. English is not widely used except in areas with lots of tourist traffic.
  2. The Thai Bhat is the official currency.
  3. The climate is tropical (hot and humid throughout the year).
  4. Taxis are widely available and usually air-conditioned.
  5. Public boats that go up and down the Chao Phraya river are frequent but can get extremely crowded.
  6. The subway and Skytrain systems are limited to the central core of the city.
  7. Beware of Tuk-Tuk scams where drivers and their official-looking collaborators tell tourists to visit a different attraction and drive them to a jewelery or other store on the way.
  8. Street food stalls and restaurants are numerous.
  9. Shopping malls are abundant near the Siam Square.
  10. Bargain at stalls and stores outside of shopping malls.
last updated 2009.01.26
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