The news of the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week shocked the nation. The country has entered a state of mourning for 12 months. But what does this mean? A wealth of information has emerged since the Thailand…Read more
Bangkok Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Bangkok travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Bangkok, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Bangkok travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Bangkok travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
Bangkok: a city of layers. Shiny skyscrapers reflect gilded temples. Skytrains speed above above chugging canal boats, while the MRT’s tracks whir below these meandering rivers. What remains constant in the ebb and flow of this hectic city is the…Read more