Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Bangkok city guide. Here you will find the best of Bangkok. from temples to dining tables. WTR's Bangkok map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Bangkok - including the Jim Thompson House, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Bangkok and the Floating Market.
You'll also find find the best dining in Bangkok, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Bangkok includes Zuma and Riva Arum.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Bangkok
Getting around in Bangkok
Public Transportation in Bangkok
WTR's Tommy Transit say check out this Bangkok site for BTS, SKYTRAIN, TAXIS AND TUK TUKS (bangkok.com/information-travel-around/)
Business Information for Bangkok
Here is help in regard to your Bangkok business: (bangkok.com/business.htm)
People Watching in Bangkok
Our Francois Flaneur says check out Bangkok's Soi Cowboy. Francois says Bangkok's Chinatown is your best place for people watching.
Beverages in Bangkok
In Bangkok ordering tea your expectations will no doubt be exceeded. WTR's Larry Lager says Bangkok beers are quite good also. Larry suggests the following for a drink with a view: Sala Rattanakosin in Old Town, Samsara in Chinatown and Riverside Terrace at the Mandarin Oriental.
Dining in Bangkok
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best table is at Le Normandie - L & D: M-Sa, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 48 Oriental Ave, 66 2 659 9000
Enjoy the five-course dinner with wine pairings. You'll be telling your grandkids about it. For a slightly less expensive experience - do lunch.
Carlota thinks the best breakfast in Bangkok is at the Floating Market.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Bangkok
Our Shauna Showtime says for the best nightlfe start at Bangkok's Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttri and then head across town to Thonglor. More glamour is on Sukhumvit, Silom and at RCA.
Shopping in Bangkok
WTR's Shari Shopper says for the best shopping take your baht to Bangkok's Central Embassy, Emporium and Siam Center. For a special treat splurge on a rainbow painted longboat and do Taling Chan Market.
U.S. Embassy (http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/) U.S. Embassy, Calling from inside Thailand: 02-205-4000, Calling from U.S.: 011-66-2-205-4000, Ask for the Duty Officer
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Bangkok
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Bangkok
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Bangkok - Tu-Su: 10-6, 499 Moo 3 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd., Ladyao, Chatuchak, 66 2 953 1005