food scene spans traditional street-cart snacks – spicy, sour, sweet and salty – to upscale international restaurants. Bangkok is also known for its exuberant nightlife, with venues ranging from swanky rooftop lounges to basic backpacker bars and nightclubs of the notorious Patpong district.
- Major festivals include the celebrations for Songkran/Thai New Year (Apr),
- Loi Krathong (Nov), the “festival of lights” that sees thousands of tiny candles launched in floats along the river.
- Dec 5 marks the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday as well as National Day and National Father’s Day.