A place where modern megamalls filled with fashion-fixated locals lie just minutes from gold-spired temples and bustling wet markets, Bangkok is rich in alluring contradictions. While you won’t find palm-fringed paradise beaches, many of Thailand’s other attributes reach their apotheosis in the capital. Food is a highlight for many with options ranging from street food and hole-in-the-wall gems to internationally-lauded venues. Other Bangkok specialties include its pulsing nightlife and vast array of shopping possibilities. It is hot, chaotic, and sometimes frustrating, but one thing the Thai capital can never pretend to be is boring.
We've selected five articles below, written by Bangkok-based writers, to inspire you for your next visit.