Colors of Bangkok - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
The local people are hospitable and very friendly to tourists. Bangkok is often called "the city of smiles" for open and welcoming attitude to visitors. The manner of behavior of local residents may seem rather strange to tourists - even during the hot dispute they do not raise their voices. Visitors should also communicate with the local people in a soft and calm voice. The Thais are very sensitive to their homes, so when entering a house either hosts or guests always take their shoes off. Speaking of the manner of communication, we should definitely mention the local body language. While communicating with the locals any contact (friendly hug or patting on a shoulder) is simply not allowed. Men are can be welcomed with a handshake. If you want to say hello to a person on a distance, simply lay your palms at a chest level - this gesture means a warm welcome.
One can hardly find such a choice of entertainment parks in any other city in the world. Bangkok is a true paradise for travellers with kids, who are keen on active rest and interesting … Open
Many gourmets call Bangkok a true food paradise as the local cuisine is very versatile and unique. Attractive restaurants and cafes can be found literally everywhere in the city - next to … Open
When you will plan to visit Thailand in April pack your luggage wisely and don’t forget to take the water gun. Why? First of all, April is the hottest month of a year. Secondly, exactly in April, all the country starts celebrating the Songkran the start of the solar year. In easier words, all the country is celebrating a New Year (not in December, how we got used), so April is the first month of the new year in Thailand. The brightest and most beautiful celebration takes place in Bangkok; local people dress in their best clothes and go to the temples. After temples, the real celebration of the Songkran is moved to the streets. People start splashing each other with water, and a huge water fight starts. So if you do not want to get wet better stay indoors. But our advice is to join this wild fiesta and have fun!
The majority of the attractions of the city have a religious significance. Beautiful temples and ancient monasteries keep a lot of secrets and beautiful legends, and their beautiful inner … Open
Looking for some cultural entertainment? Visit the Bangkok International Film Festival (January). Here you will enjoy various exhibitions, jazz concerts, seminars, conferences dedicated to cinematography. During this festival, more than eighty movies from all over the world will be shown in the screening halls. The most ambitious and popular movie creators will compete and present the Southeast cinematography. In February, local people and tourists enjoy their time at the Thai Festival of ""Stylish Street Food"". This event is organized by TAT (Tourist Management of Thailand); the main aim is to popularize and promote Thai cuisine. In total within the Festival, you can try up to 30 most creative dishes of the modern street food of Bangkok: ""Phat Thai"", ""Lap Ramen Burger"", ""sticky rice"", ""pork on a grill"".
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Dream World Park has prepared a lot of fun for everyone. Hundreds of attractions, unforgettable shows, cozy cafes and toy stores - this park is the perfect place for a family vacation. Its … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Bangkok. Learn the best periods to visit Bangkok to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Bangkok.