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Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervor. Administratively, it is split up into 50 districts which are further split into 154 subdistricts but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below of the main areas more useful for getting around.


Map of Bangkok
Map of Bangkok

Bangkok is excess in all of its unrestrained glory. Bigger, better, more: the city is insatiable, a monster that feeds on concrete, shopping malls and diesel exhaust. The city demands that you be in the present and in the moment, not necessarily for a religious epiphany, but because the city is self-absorbed and superficial, blissfully free of wrinkle-inducing self-reflection. Smiles and sà·nùk (the Thai word for ‘fun’) are the key passports into Bangkok society. A compliment here, a joke there – the demands of social lubrication in this megalopolis are more akin to a small village than an anonymous city and a necessity for survival.

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