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Capital and largest city of Thailand, also known as Krungthep.

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Time needed in BKK airport to change from international to domestic flight (booked separately)

I have never been in Thailand before and plan to go there in February 2023. I will come to Thailand with an international flight to BKK and want to continue the journey with a domestic flight from BKK ...
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Family access to Thai Airways international lounges in Bangkok

I'm a Star Alliance Gold member and may be passing through Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) with family in the near future. Standard Star Alliance rules permit only one guest per cardholder, end of ...
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Transit at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (COVID19)

Are there any restrictions for transit on Bangkok Suvarnabhumi? In my case, I am an Austrian citizen traveling from Vienna to Jakarta and will have transit on BKK. Is there a website providing ...
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Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok?

I use custom-fitted earplugs sometimes when in transportation, e.g. airplane or sleeper train. Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok? Note to close voters: the question is not about "...
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What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?

I got a new French passport as the French Embassy in Bangkok. What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?
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If a taxi driver in Thailand stops the meter (the amount is still visible on the meter screen), can they resume it?

I had a case where I took a metered taxi in Bangkok with another passenger: when we stopped at the other passenger's destination to drop them, the taxi driver didn't understand that I would stay in ...
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Where can I find a map of all the canal boat routes in Bangkok?

I read on https://www.hotels.com/go/thailand/bangkok-river-boats-ferries#Canal_boats (mirror): These large, loud, spluttering canal boats can be found chugging up and down Bangkok's many canals. The ...
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How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities?

I read on https://www.bangkokairportonline.com/bangkok-airport-public-taxi-service/ (mirror): Bangkok Airport Public Taxi Service: Public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (Ground Level). Contact ...
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Is there any drugstore that is open 24 hours in Bangkok?

Is there any drugstore that is open 24 hours in Bangkok? I thought there would be plenty but I haven't been able yet to found any. Searching for drugstores open 24 hours in Bangkok in Google Maps, I ...
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How can I find the fastest path between two locations combining public transportation with taxi/rideshare app in Bangkok, Thailand?

How can I find the fastest path between two locations combining public transportation with taxi/rideshare app in Bangkok, Thailand? I have tried so far: https://citymapper.com/news/1240/combining-...
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Why is it unlikely one needs to use the tollways when riding a taxi after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend in Bangkok?

From https://itsbetterinthailand.com/how-to-use-local-taxis-in-bangkok-without-getting-ripped-off-or-lost/ (mirror 1, mirror 2): If it’s after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend, it’...
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Taxi in Bangkok booked via ride-share apps, the price is predetermined, why do they run the meter?

Why do taxi drivers booked via ride-share applications (e.g. Grab) start the meter at the beginning of the ride, even though the price is predetermined via the ride-share application in Bangkok, ...
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Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB?

For example, if the taxi fare is 53 THB and I give 60 THB (for lack of coins), the taxi drivers typically will not give any change back. I wonder whether this is because I don't look Thai or because ...
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Is there a Cambodian community area in Bangkok?

In Bangkok, I found by chance a Burmese market at Phra Khanong area and a Vietnamese market at Samsen area. There is also a China town in the city. But is there an area with many immigrants from ...
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Is there any law or guidelines on toll avoidance for taxi drivers in Bangkok?

When driving between two locations, the fastest and/or shortest path may have a toll, while a slower and/or longer path may be toll-free. Tolls may represent a significant part of a taxi fare (e.g., ...
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How do taxis in Bangkok charge for waiting time?

When asking a taxi in Bangkok, Thailand to wait for me for a few minutes during a stop in our trip, is the taxi supposed to restart the meter (starts at 35 THB) when I go back to the taxi, or keep the ...
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How to go from Bangkok to Bang Saen by motor transport in the least pricey way? [closed]

I understand Bang Saen as the nearest beach to Bangkok; I further understand it was likely reopened yesterday (after it was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic). My prior research about this wasn'...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

I took a taxi in Bangkok, the driver used the meter, but at the end of the ride the driver cleared the meter (was 55 THB) and pretended that we had agreed on some higher price (was 100 THB) for the ...
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Who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be completed at a checkpoint in Thailand?

If the passenger of a taxi get screened by the police for drug at a random street checkpoint in Thailand, who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be ...
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Renting a motorcycle in Bangkok for one day up to 500 Baht in first quarter of 2020

I need to rent a motorcycle (a simple automatic scooter, the simplest you can think of), in Bangkok for no more than 500 Baht, in first quarter of 2020. I think about this and it feels to me unlikely ...
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Is EBM music regularly played anywhere social in South East Asia?

EBM music is an electronic "dark" and "underground" dance music with a few subtypes. Example: "New School" subtype Example: Industrial subtype Example: Anhalt subtype EBM music originated in Belgium ...
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Night buses from Bangkok to Hua Hin

I desire to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin by bus only and with lowering the chance for traffic jams as much as possible, hence I desire a night bus. From a search query night bus to Hua Hin I found ...
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Transit Visa in Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand [duplicate]

I am travelling from Kunming to Bangalore via Bangkok - swarnabhumi airport. My itinerary is as below 14 JAN 20 23:00 15 JAN 20 00:45 Kunming Bangkok MU2583 40* 40* MU MTQP5F 2h 45m | Kunming, KMG - ...
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Do I need a visa for layover in Bangkok waiting for next flight to VTE? [closed]

I bought 2 flight tickets separate (not connect to each other); one from Sacramento to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok(BKK) (layover for 8hours), the other one is from BKK to VTE (Laos). I'm planning ...
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Is 5 hours enough for changing flight from T3 to T1 in Bangkok Airport?

My flight will be landing in Bangkok at 9am at Terminal 3. My connecting flight will be at 1:55pm from Terminal 1. Can someone please share how far Terminal 1 is from Terminal 3 at Bangkok airport ...
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Do Cameroonian citizens need visas to transit through Suvarnabhumi airport (Bangkok)?

We made a single online booking from Shanghai to Yaounde, Cameroon. The connecting flight to Thailand is with Thai Airways TG665, which arrives at 9:15pm in Bangkok. We catch the next flight at 1am ...
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Airport transit visa in Bangkok

Hello I am Indian Citizen currently studying in Australia and I am on a student visa. In the month of November 2019 I am travelling to India for vacations and I booked a ticket from Melbourne to ...
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Is transit visa required for Sri Lankan passport in Bangkok, while about to embark JuneYao Airlines?

I'm a Sri Lankan, traveling to China under a student visa. I'm traveling from Colombo to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport through Sri Lankan airlines and from there, traveling to PVG Shanghai Pu Dong ...
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Travel from Indonesia to India via Bangkok(DMK) [duplicate]

I will be reaching DMK by Indonesia Air Asia and have a connecting flight to India in Thai Air Asia. Layover is 9 hrs. Please help me out if I will need a transit visa in Thailand. PS: I have an ...
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Is transit visa required for Indian citizen with 23hr transit between Bangkok's two main airports?

I am an Indian passport holder and travelling from Nanjing to Bangkok to Calcutta (all are connecting flight). There is transit at Bangkok (Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport) for 23 hours, then ...
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Transfer in Pudong Airport to flight to Bangkok. Do I need to go through customs?

I am arriving at Shanghai Pudong airport (from the US) via China Eastern Airlines at 6 PM. Then I have another flight to Bangkok via Air China at 11 PM. Would I need to go through customs? I do have ...
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Visa for a layover of 13 hrs at Bangkok airport

I am travelling to Sydney from India by Thai airways in the first week of June and have a layover of 13 hrs at Bangkok airport. I would like to explore the city and wanted to know which visa should I ...
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Indian Citizen travelling from Vietnam to India via Bangkok

I am travelling from Vietnam to India via Bangkok. My flight details are as below: Vietnam - Bangkok : Vietnam Airlines Bangkok - Mumbai : Air India Layover period at Bangkok : 2h20m I would like to ...
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Visa requirements in Bangkok for work Telex processing stamp

I am indian citizen i want go in Bangkok Indonesia embassy for my Work Telex stamp process. I have Telex copy approved by indonesian embassy. Can I enter in Bangkok on tourist visa as Thailand ...
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Visa in transit at Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangkok

I'm heading to Bangkok next weekend, will be there for 3 days, then head to Cambodia and return to Bangkok from where I'll be taking a flight back to Hyderabad. Please note that the Cambodia to ...
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Why the deboarding in Bangkok on flight BR61 (Taipei → Bangkok → Vienna)?

I recently flew from Taipei (TPE) to Vienna (VIE) via Bangkok (BKK), with EVA Air BR61. In Bangkok, all passengers had to deboard, and then go through security again and board again, for a ~1 hour ...
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Do I need transit visa in Bangkok for a 12 hour 20 minute layover?

I'd like to know if I need a Transit visa for a 12 hour 20 minute layover in Suvarnabhumi Intl, Thailand before my onward flight. My itinerary is as follows: Chennai, to Bangkok (arriving at 06.25), ...
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Connection flights with different airlines

when flying from manchester to Nha Trang and having two connecting flights one with emirates and the other with Bangkok airways, how many boarding pass will i receive and when do I receive them and ...
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What food options are available past security in Bangkok airport’s domestic section?

I am flying in from Sweden through Suvarnabhumi onwards to Krabi. Having been in Thailand before, I know how long the lines can be, so I would like to clear immigration, customs and security as soon ...
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Why do some receipts in some shops in Thailand indicate "authorized tourist"?

Why do some receipts in some shops in Thailand indicate "authorized tourist"? Example from Tops supermarket in Bangkok:
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How can I get a metered taxi at New Bangkok International Airport (BKK - Suvarnabhumi)?

I read on https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293916-c155301/Bangkok:Thailand:Getting.From.The.Airport.To.Bangkok.City.html (mirror): You have the option of either a flat fee agreed up front or a ...
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Travelling from Khon Kaen to Lom Sak, is it better to go from bus terminal 1 or bus terminal 3?

I want to travel from Khon Kaen to Lom Sak. Is there a bus both from terminal 1 (I mean the old non-air conditioned bus station) and terminal 3 (I mean the new air-conditioned bus station)?
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What options are there for an 11-hour layover in Bangkok? [closed]

On a flight from Frankfurt to Sydney (in a few weeks) via Bangkok, my layover in BKK (Suvarnabhumi) was changed from 90m to 11 hours... What is there for me to do, so time passes a bit more quickly? ...
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Do I need a transit visa for my Bangkok layover?

I am an Indian passport holder traveling from Cambodia to Taiwan (Taipei) via Thailand (Don Mueang airport Bangkok). On the way there, the layover is 2 hours. Do I need a transit visa for Thailand?...
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Can I reserve return tickets to a layover country and separately reserve return tickets from layover to my destination?

I'm planning a trip from Seattle to Delhi. Can I reserve my tickets in such a way that I have return tickets from SEA -> BKK and separate tickets from BKK -> DEL. I intend to explore the city of ...
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Is 3 hours enough time to transfer between Bangkok airports?

My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon and may have gotten ourselves into a jam without realizing it. Here's the situation: We land from an international flight at Don Mueang International ...
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What is the name of this school? [closed]

What is the name of this school in Bangkok, Thailand? This picture was taken in 1972.
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Who should I go after (Expedia, Finnair or Bangkok Airlines) for a missed flight?

I had a situation in Bangkok yesterday. I was coming with Finnair joined ticked Vilnius -> Helsinki -> Bangkok (landing 7.25) and then my own separate Bangkok Airlines flight (boarding 8.55) Bangkok ->...
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Does Bangkok airport has baggage pick up before customs or one has to recheck in?

I am planning on booking two separate flights one from Helsinki to Bangkok BKK and then separate from BKK to Phnom Penh... I would be bringing baggage. Would i need to go throigh customs get baggage ...
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How does compare by time price and convenience bus and flight when transiting from Cambodia to Bangkok?

Although this question might be seen as opinion based one I believe it can be answered by looking at costs of price, time and convenience... How does compare by time price and convenience bus and ...
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