Nomadic Matt’s Guide to Bangkok


Details: 124 pages of expert budget travel advice
Last updated: January 2020

Wondering how you’re going to get around Bangkok or make the most of your visit?

Are you worried about getting stuck in tourist areas? Getting scammed? Or eating at the wrong street stall and getting sick?

Crowded and chaotic, Bangkok is often mischaracterized as a place with only temples, massage parlors, barely any tourist attractions, chaos, traffic, pollution, and parties. Most visitors never get past that image because they get caught up in the tourist / backpacker trail.

But, after spending fifteen years visiting and living in Bangkok, I know it like the back of my hand.

And I’ve used my personal experience to write this direct and straightforward guide so you can visit this exotic city like a local, avoid tourist traps, and save money.

In this guidebook, I share all my best tips, tricks, and secret spots so you don’t have to make rookie mistakes like falling for the tuk-tuk temple scam or being overcharged for a riverboat cruise.

Don’t be just another tourist in Bangkok.

Get this guide and see the local side of the city as I take you off the tourist trail and show you Bangkok’s inner world through my favorite sights, tours, restaurants, and bars!

How This Guidebook Will Help You

  • Get money-saving tips and detailed suggested budgets so you’ll know how much you’ll need for your trip!
  • Get two-, three-, and five-day itineraries to make planning and navigating as easy as possible so you don’t miss the really great stuff.
  • Get the lowdown on all of Bangkok’s neighborhoods: where to go, what to see, where to stay, eat, shop, – and where to avoid!
  • Get away from all the tourists and hang out with locals and expats with a nightlife list featuring bars, clubs, outdoor beer gardens, and cocktail lounges. (If I know anything, it’s where to get a good drink!)
  • Get a list of all the city’s best street stalls, markets, and restaurants, from my favorite pad thai vendor to the best sushi and best soup and everything in between. Don’t settle for crappy noodles in the backpacker mecca of Khao San Road!
  • Get inspired for your trip with these incredible books and movies about the City of Angels!
  • Explore Bangkok’s most unique, beautiful, inexpensive, and overlooked sights. I suggest unique things to see and do that aren’t found in the other mass-produced guides.
  • Learn the history of Bangkok and how it became the bustling metropolis it is today. After all, you can’t know a place unless you know its history.
  • Get an extensive list of my favorite, unique budget-friendly places to stay, including hostels, guesthouses, hotels, and family-friendly accommodations.
  • Learn how to master taxis, tuk-tuks, buses, riverboats, local ridesharing apps, and the subway so you can avoid getting ripped off and stuck in Bangkok’s traffic longer than necessary!
  • Get ALL the essential tips that make guidebooks important: information on tipping, visas, public holidays, embassies, currencies, emergency numbers, airport transportation, business hours, weather, and much, much more.

Get the Definitive Travel Guide to Bangkok!!

This book cuts out the fluff found in other guidebooks and gets straight to the practical information you need. Learn everything you need to know about Bangkok for only $14.99 $9.99 — and make your dream trip an easy reality!

Details: 124 pages of expert budget travel advice
Last updated: January 2020

“I spent some time researching where to go and what to do on the internet before my trips, but didn’t find anything as specific as the Nomadic Matt guides. I really appreciated all of the free information on his website, and found the guides to be a great value. Not too expensive, and a good amount of knowledge to digest while traveling. I’ll buy another guide in the future when I’m traveling again!” — Jonathan

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes your guide different?
Our books cater to budget travelers and focus on off-the-beaten-path and local destinations other guidebooks skip. Unlike other mainstream guidebooks, we don’t try to be everything to everyone. We’re here for the people who want to travel, not merely take photos. All of the information included in this guide is from firsthand experience, not internet research.
What makes you an expert on Bangkok?
I lived in the city for two years and have visited every year since 2005. All of the recommendations in this guide are my personal favorite places to go, see, eat, and drink.
What’s the difference between this guide and the information on this site?
While this website has a lot of great information on Bangkok, it doesn’t offer specific accommodation, restaurant or bar recommendations; neighborhood information; historical information; or important information like customs, laws, visas, and detailed transportation and emergency information. Ya know, all the stuff you turn to a guidebook for!
How will this save me money?
This guide was written for budget travelers by a budget traveler. It includes cheaper options for food, activities, and accommodation, as well as tips to save money while still having a high-quality travel experience.
Is this guide available in print?
No, it is only available as an ebook. You’ll be able to save this guide to your phone, Kindle, iPad, or computer so can access it on the road. It will work on any device and can be used on as many as you want.
Are there any special coupons inside?
Unfortunately, there are not. However, there are plenty of tips included to help you save money!
If I have any questions or concerns, can I contact you?
Of course! You can contact me via email anytime:
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