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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2017
King's Burial  (2 Answers)

I was told that the king is about to be buried or cremated this or next week. Is this true? I also heard everyone must wear dark, black, clothes to show respect to the king? So how far is this going? I am sure we will need to dress appropriately at the grand palace, but the travel tour leader that we talked to by phone said respectful clothes are required throughout Thailand. In the past, tourist areas were exempt from this. What places are covered by this? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2016
Accomodation and location  (14 Answers)

I am going to bangkok in august for the first time and would like some advice on places to stay and best areas for shopping and nearest to traind etc. do not want luxury stay .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2016
Where to change money safely (+ good rates if possible) in Bangkok?  (15 Answers)


I will visit Bangkok next month, and I'm a bit afraid of all the money exchange related scams. What are some money changers in Bangkok who are trustworthy and offer good rates?

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2016
Solo traveler- looking for friends  (4 Answers)

Hello, I am planning to visit Bangkok for Songkran 2017 (April 13-16) and I will be traveling alone.. Are there any locals on here that live there or will be there around that time that could possibly show me around?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2016
Seeking for Private driver tour  (8 Answers)

I am planing to visit Bangkok Damnoen saduak floating market and Maeklong Railway train market in February so I am looking for tour guide that is not soooo expensive. If you have any contact please share with me.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2016
First time to Bangkok!  (13 Answers)

I'm going to Bangkok in January for the first time and I will be travelling alone.
I'm meeting a Thai women whom I have been talking with online for about 4-5 months..

Staying on sukhumvit rd.

I am am asking for advice on where to go and what to look out for?
Thank you for any replies!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2016
Where is this market place?  (10 Answers)

I am looking for the location of a food market in or near Bangkok that is set up on a railway track & when the train comes the vendors just move their wares out of the way while it passes.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2016
December 25th and 26th only to explore!  (8 Answers)

I arrive in Bangkok late Christmas Eve, and have to organise a flight to reach my next destination- Koh Samui, on the 27th. Not much time in Bangkok. What would you suggest I do to maximise my Bangkok opportunities? I will be staying in Lumpini.
All advice much appreciated!

Off to attempt to book my internal flight now! X

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2016
I urgently need a jewellers in Bangkok that can cut my ring off as my finger is swollen  (14 Answers)

Has anyone got any suggestions please on where I should go? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2016
Are there more backpackers in Sukhumvit area or Khao san? Any bar crawls Bangkok?  (10 Answers)

Hi guys,

I've booked a flight to Bangkok mid Jan 2017 to start a 3 month long trip to SE Asia visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

It's my first time backpacking and I am travelling alone. I have been searching the internet for Facebook groups and forums where I can meet other backpackers to chat with before I leave. What is the best way to meet other backpackers in Bangkok? I can't really afford a planned tour with the big companies and would prefer my freedom. What are the best bars / hostels to meet other backpackers in Bangkok who are solo? Are there more backpackers in Sukhumvit area or Khao san? Is there any bar crawls I go on to get chatting to people? I've came across a website which offers inductions in Bangkok but to meet people on the go..

Thank in advance for any help :-))

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2016

Hello, we just posted an enquiry on VT, as we are in search for two and a half month apartment/condominium "STUDIO TYPE" with small kitchenette, something to do simple cooking.
we will need the apt. or condominium from December 25, 2016 until about last week of February 2016. We will be taking intensive Thai Classes at Wat Pho.

Thank you and hope someone out there can give us great lead how to find economical yet decent place to rent.

Thank You!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2016
Asking for contacts  (4 Answers)

What's the contacts for 'Thai Noodles and Food' restaurants at Sunarnabhumi Aitport?
Many Thanks
Pyae Sone

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2016
6-days to play  (11 Answers)

We're a ~40-ish couple, I've traveled a lot around the globe. I've never been outside of the airport in Thailand. We have 6 full days in Bangkok (maybe 5 1/2 since we arrive very late and need some rest after 3 flights from US). I've checked many of the major travel sites (TA, LP, T&L, VisitThailand, etc), the forums here, the itinerary page here, etc. I've found a few recommended must-do's: Ayutthya, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Grand Palace, reclining Buddha/Wat Pho, floating market, Chinatown, Patpong or Suan Luum Night Bazar, and we want to do a 1/2 day cooking school (I see a lot of recommendations on this too). Now it's time to start to put it all together - an itinerary with places to stay, transportation, etc. I want to come up with a general itinerary (even restaurants though we will work with HappyCow on this as we'll both be eating vegetarian). I saw and I'm even more inspired to plan this better than my previous trips to other places. The trip is about 10 days away (I booked just a few days ago). We love to have local experiences when/where possible rather than just tourist stuff but I realize our time is short in Bangkok. Our trip is in early October so I believe it's not bad as far as weather is concerned.

First, from the airport, do you recommend taxi, Uber, train?
Next, what parts of the city should I look at for hotels? I will figure out the hotel from there as my searching is complex with various variables. However, I welcome recommendations.
Is tuk tuk/train the best way to travel around the city?
Day 1 (Thursday) should be something light and easy since we arrive at midnight the night before.
Day 2 (Friday) - Buddha?
Day 3 (Saturday) - weekend market?
Day 4 (Sunday) - other weekend market (floating?)
Day 5 (Monday) - cooking class +
Day 6 (Tuesday) -
Day 7 - go home :( airport via Uber?

I know there's a lot here. I welcome any and all thoughts including a single tip all the way through suggested itineraries. I'm grateful for your time - thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2016
5th December festivity in Bangkok - Open?  (11 Answers)

Good evening,
We are visiting Bangkok on 5th December that seems to be a festivity day in Bangkok. It would be our first time so we ara a bit lose. We are going to stay there only 3 days so could anybody tell us if temples and shopping centers are open on 5th December? If not, perhaps we have to change our planning bacause only 2 days....
Thank you. Best regards.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2016
planning a trip to Thiland with my wife  (4 Answers)

We are into a trip to Bangkok , Pattaya as couple in late fourties into spicing up in life style .would like to know like wise couples .or the right bars clubs for couples with no restrictions . Any one to give us some advise.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
Collect luggage - Visa required?  (6 Answers)

I will be travelling from Manila to Bangkok and at Bangkok Suvarnabhoomi airport, I need to take Qatar Airways to go to Bahrain. How can I collect my luggage and re-check-in. Do I need a visa and do I need to pay any tax.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2016
Transfer between BKK and DMK  (7 Answers)

Would I have enough time to transfer between airports if my flight into BKK lands at 05:45 and my flight out of DMK is at 10:50. I know that deplaning, the queues at immigration are a lottery as I have flown into BKK on numerous occasions, it is really the transfer that I need advice on as I've not done this part before.

Many thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2016
first time in Bangkok  (11 Answers)

Hi guys! Would like to ask for your help/suggestion... we'll be going to Bangkok this November 4days, any suggestions on places to visit and must see and also hotel? I heard the shopping area is in Pratunam....

I really appreciate any advice you can give. thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2016
Stay & Travel  (13 Answers)

Am going to Bangkok on 14th- 16th Nov with a group of 9 members. I will be visiting Grand Palace, China town, Chao Phraya River. Please suggest any other places that I could include.
Also I would like to know suggestions for stay, either hotels or apartments and in which area please.

Thanks Guys.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2016
Short Term Rental in Bangkok  (9 Answers)

Hello Friends

My wife and I are planning to go to Thailand in Nov 2016 for 2 months.
I was looking at short term rentals and came across a range of rental quotes.
We want a 2 BR condo or apartment in a locality with easy access to transportation
We are not looking for deluxe cottages, but something clean & wholesome, with amenities
In a complex called Metro Park, I saw a 2 BR unit for about 30,000 Bahts a month
I dont know if the price is right or if Pasi-Jaroen District of Bangkok is Pricey
What is a reasonable rent for 1-2 BR apartment, with Kitchen, Gym, WiFi, Laundry etc
Which are some of the moderate sections of Bangkok that are well connected
I prefer to live in areas that has local flavor but which offers all modern amenities
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2016
safe and balcony hotel  (6 Answers)

Does any one know of a cheapish hotel roughly half way between nana and soi cowboy with balcony, safe box in room
thanks Richard

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2016
MXiii-G Android Tv box  (7 Answers)

Would you please let me know, what is the price of MXIII-G Tv box in Bangkok.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2016
transportation and accomodation  (9 Answers)

i will be going to bangkok on 5th of september.need suggestion on where to stay either in silom or in sukhumvit.Will arrive at don muang and need to know mode of transport to get to either places

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2016
currency exchange  (39 Answers)

I know that getting thai baht in thailand is the better choice, than getting it from our home country, I will be exchange HKD, do all the booths or bank accept them, more popular ones are the GBP or the USD are readily accepted, not sure about HKD.




Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2016
Bangkok weather in March, April or May?  (10 Answers)

Hi, due to a restrictive calendar, the only time we're able to visit Bangkok is during the high humidity/heat months of March, April, or May. :-/ Could you give me some tips on how those of you who have traveled there at this time coped with the humidity? Itinerary suggestions for early AM and PMs. We're looking at hotels along the river to access the water taxis to sites, etc. I'm coming from Arizona which reaches 119 degrees at times in the summer and is steady over 110 for weeks on end but; thankfully, it's a dry heat! We're looking to visit the usual sites within Bangkok, relax a bit/soak in the culture, and visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia for a few days, as well. Thank you, fellow travelers!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2016
Bachelor Party  (6 Answers)

Guys I am Frank, I am travelling from US. I will be reaching bangkok on 9th of april 2017. I'll be there till 17th. I want give my friends a bachelor party. I have few questions and I need your help to plan my trip.

1) Which is a good place best place to spend water festival (songkran)?
2) Which is the best place to find good night clubs, strip clubs, and good awesome girls?
3) What are the must visit places (In a bachelor party trip)?

Budget is not a problem, but i don't want to spend too much. I don't want to stay in a single city i want to explore places as well.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2016
Want to learn Kanom Krok  (3 Answers)

One more question..... I want to learn Kanom krok while i am in bangkok.
Anybody know good thai cooking class for the same?

Thanks for your help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2016
Hotel and Elephant Ride  (26 Answers)

Hello guys! Will be in Bangkok, Thailand this October. Any suggestions for a cheap but comfy hotel thats near to tourist attractions and also I wanna try elephant ride. Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2016
I need to touch a real Tiger.....Is it possible in bangkok?  (6 Answers)

Thanks for your answers. I have one more question Can i visit a place where i can touch a real tiger? As i Know Toger temple is closed now.
Another important question is can i book online tickets for madam Tussaud Museum and water world online from here well in advance? Is there in fraud in the same?

kob khun kab
Milind ;-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2016
Two days left in hand in bangkok  (11 Answers)

Hi with all calculations there are two days left in hand. Please suggest how should i spend these two days?
What are the best places to see?
Where i can buy cheapest cloths?
Is there any half day cooking class?
Which is the best place at nana plaza?
Which is the best massage place?

ooohhh too many questions? ;-)

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