Bangkok is every backpacker's destination for the city has tumblers full of fun and chill for us to relish. A nightlife characterized by madness, religious sites that hold absolute calmness and historical places that narrate age-old charms. One can savor many things in and around this world-renowned destination. Housing onders and offering insanity at every corner, Bangkok is all about a delightful and satisfying vacation. Here, you encounter beauties wrapped in surprises. You step into a fascinating world adorned with marvels and glamour. Get enchanted by never-seen surroundings and experience a fanatical lifestyle. Pacify your taste buds in bustling food streets and stroll along sandy paradises as you breathe freshness. Sail off on a fulfilling journey to make your life full of exciting and thrilling excursions.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT BANGKOK
OFFICIAL NAME: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Or just Krung Thep)
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional Monarchy
POPULATION: 9.7 Million (As of 2019)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Thai
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Thai, English, Chinese, Lao, Burmese, Japanese
ETHNICITY: Tai, Chinese, Japanese, Cambodians, Lao
CURRENCY: Thai Baht ฿ THB
MAP REFERRED: Thailand
AREA: 1,569 Sq. Km
Average Elevation: 1.5 m above sea level
COASTLINE : 7-8 Km
NEIGHBOURING PLACES: Ayutthaya (80 Km)| Pattaya City (150 Km)| Hua Hin (200 Km)| Kanchanaburi (140 Km)| Vientiane (650 Km)| Cambodia (570 Km)|
FAMOUS FOR: Crazy Nightlife | Street Food | Thai Massage | Red Light Districts | Luxury Hotels | Vibrant Lifestyle | Reclining Buddha Temple | Grand Palace | Street Shopping.
THE NATIONAL SYMBOL: Thai Elephant | Golden Shower Tree | Siamese Fireback Pheasant | Garuda (Coat of Arms)
TIME ZONE: TH (GMT +7)
DRIVING SIDE: Left
Don Mueang Airport
Network / Connectivity
Being the capital of Thailand, Bangkok provides all the modern amenities to its visitors. Hence, it can be said that the city has amazing connectivity when it comes to internet access and cellular calls. As most hotels and resorts in Bangkok offer its guests great Wi-Fi and phone services, tourists don't find it difficult to connect to their family or friends via calls or web-based applications.
However, if you want to have access to the internet and calls while exploring the city, it is advisable to buy a local SIM at the airport. The major cellular companies that operate in the country are TRUE, AIS and DTAC. Purchase a SIM of any one of them and you are good to connect to the world.
If you don't want to stand in long queues, then you can skip the airport option and consider visiting malls or 7 Eleven grocery stores in Bangkok to purchase a SIM card.
Always ask the person from whom you are buying the SIM card to recharge it with a data and call plan so that you don't have to face any difficulty later.
You would need to pay an average amount of US$25 for a pack of 12GB internet.
The speed of the internet throughout the city is in the range of 100Mbps - 200Mbps. Well, that's more than enough to let you upload and download things on the internet.