You know all those people that say Bangkok is a shithole? That you should get out of there as soon as you can, because it’s not the real Thailand Well, they’re all idiots.
I spent just over two months exploring Thailand. There is so much to see and do it can make your head spin. However, when I look back, I’d certainly say Bangkok held its own among all the places I visited.
Sure, it’s a massive concrete jungle. And yes, there are some… shall we say… unsavoury neighbourhoods. But there are also incredible markets, lovely parks and some of Asia’s most significant, handsome temples.
Moreover, Bangkok is where I visited my first ever snake farm. And where I got to explore the ghostly ruins of an abandoned skyscraper.
There’s some fascinating history too. Take the Jim Thompson house, for example, where visitors can learn about the man who shaped Thailand’s silk industry. And then disappeared off the face of the earth in mysterious circumstances.
As an added bonus, I also got to see the Thai capital during Songkran, the country’s joyous and somewhat frantic annual festival. For all this, and more, why not visit Bangkok through my articles on: