The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT; offers general information regarding travel in Bangkok and upcountry, and has a useful hot line (tel. 1672) reachable from anywhere in the kingdom; it's open daily 8am to 8pm. Ironically, TAT's offices are not always conveniently located for foreigners who don't read Thai. It has a kiosk at Suvarnabhumi International Airport's arrival floor, open daily 8am to 10pm, but their main office is off the beaten track, at 1600 New Phetchaburi Rd., Makkasan, Ratchathewi (tel. 02250-5500).

Useful Publications -- TAT produces an enormous number of glossy tourist brochures on destinations, including Bangkok; but beware, many may be outdated. Instead, Bangkok’s free magazines, available in hotel lobbies, are more current. Look for BK Magazine (; it’s a fun, free weekly with info on the capital’s events. English-language daily newspapers Bangkok Post ( and The Nation ( have sections devoted to Bangkok must-sees. 

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