Bangkok, 10 February, 2015 – Thailand’s vibrant capital Bangkok has once again been voted as one of the World’s Top 20 Destinations to Visit according to voters in the 2015 “Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards”.
The Awards, now in their third year, are aimed at celebrating the best places gogobot members have enjoyed as they traveled the world The categories include best hotels, restaurants, beaches and tours.
The foremost and most prestigious category is “Best Destination”, this is where Bangkok claimed 12th position and has now been voted in the world’s top 20 cities in consecutive years. This years top 20 included many famous cities, including the winner, New York, and last years winner, London, Tokyo, Rome, Berlin and Hong Kong.
The website praised the Thai capital for its vibrant streets with their characteristic “cacophony of sounds” and world-famous street goods. Bangkok’s value for money and easy-going culture also made it stand out.
TAT Governor, Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik said, “It’s great that travelers from around the world appreciate the special qualities that make Bangkok an exotic and exciting destination. The city offers all the comforts and conveniences of any world metropolis, but there are elements that make it uniquely Thai – our peaceful temples, amazing food to be enjoyed everywhere, from street-sides to five-star rooftops, the rich history, modern entertainment and the ever-present smiles on the faces of the people. This very Thai blend makes the city so memorable.”
This was the second time Bangkok was voted a Top Destination by gogobot members. Last year, the city took 10th place in the international rankings with the architecture, bars and temples being singled out for praise.
It is not just Bangkok’s attractions getting international attention. Its WiFi capabilities have also impressed observers. The city recently ranked 22nd from 50 internationally on the website hotelwifitest.com, for the quality of WiFi services offered in hotels.
Bangkok received scores of 52.5% for quality and 73.1% for free WiFi offered. Hotels offering download speeds of at least 3 MB and an upload speed of 500 KB were voted as adequate. Free WiFi was judged by the ratio of hotels that offered free in-room WiFi. In this regard, Bangkok rated much higher than Dubai, New York, LA and Paris.