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Moving to Bangkok, Thailand: Living in Bangkok
The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a bustling, energetic city with a population that has risen in the last 30 years or so to more than 10 million people. It is an international gateway and one of the world’s premier tourist destinations.
Bangkok is named in the Guinness book of records as having the world’s longest place name as its full Thai name has 167 letters. Its simplified name in Thai, however, is Krung Thep which is translated as “City of Angels.” It is also known as “The Venice of the East” because it has so many canals, many of which are known for the city’s colourful floating markets.
It is a prominent city in south east Asia and home to the regional headquarters of many major organisations and big financial institutions including HSBC, Bank of China, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, to name a few. It is ranked among the 20 tallest cities in the world, with 1,000 sky scrapers. Top business districts are Bangrak, Silom, Phra Ram 2, Phra Ram 3, Pinklao, Sathon, Pathumwan, Phra Nakhon and Phetchaburi and Chatuchak. The stock exchange is on Ratchadaphisek Road.
If you are moving here, you will most likely want to keep up to date with the news. The Nation and The Bangkok Post are the two main English dailies and there is a free-newspaper called The Daily Xpress.
Moving to Bangkok, Thailand: Places to Visit
Thailand is a mainly Buddhist country with about 92 per cent of people declaring themselves Buddhist. As a result you can see many beautiful temples are dotted in around Bangkok (about 400 of them).
One of the most popular attractions in Bangkok is the Viamanmek Palace a former Royal Palace built in 1900 by King Rama V. This is a 72 room mansion and not a single nail was used to build it. The Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew is another superb attraction. The palace was built in 1782 and was home to the Thai King for 150 years. Wat Pra Kaeo is where the incredible emerald Buddha can be found, a stunning Buddha carved from a single block of emerald.
Bangkok China town is also well worth a visit and is a vibrant, colourful part of the city where they also celebrate major festivals including Chinese New Year. If you like shopping, Siam Square is the central shopping district and has three main shopping centres at the Rama 1 Road and Phyathai Road intersection. The area has many local and international stores and can be likened to London’s Oxford Street. The Sukhumvit area is also good for shopping. And if you are heading for a bargain, visit the north of the city for the Chatuchak weekend market.
Moving to Bangkok, Thailand: Climate
Bangkok has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging about 30 - 36 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The hot season is around March to Mid-June and can get very uncomfortable. The cool season occurs fromo mid November to February and is seen as the best time of year. The hottest season is March to mid-June and it gets rainy from September to the middle of November. The highest ever recorded temperature was in May 1983 when temperatures reached 40.8 degrees Celsius.
Moving to Bangkok, Thailand: Accommodation for Ex-Pats
Bangkok has a wide range of accommodation from condos, apartment blocks, townhouses and mansions. However, many westerners settle with an apartment as these are plentiful and affordable. The north and eastern areas are in general the middle class areas of Bangkok and growing areas of Bangkok are Lat Phrao, Si Nakharin and Thon Buri. Many of the expat community can be found in the Sukhumvit area, which has several shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment areas. Expats have also settled in the Sathorn and Silom areas. If you are going to be renting an apartment, usually you will have to pay a one or two month deposit up front before securing accommodation.
Moving to Bangkok, Thailand: Out and About in Bangkok
Bangkok is plagued by traffic jams and elevated highways have been built to at least try and overcome this. Buses are fairly cheap to get out and about in and there are also many taxis in Bangkok. They can be found either on the streets or booked by telephone. Tuk-tuks are motorised taxis used for short journeys. There are also motorcycle taxis which can be used for one or two passengers. Make sure you negotiate the fare before travel.
For international travel, the city has two main airports Don Mueang International and Suvarnabhumi Airport.