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What It’s Like to Visit Bangkok Right Now

With quarantine requirements scrapped, the food, shopping, and nightlife capital of Thailand is ready to welcome foreign visitors back.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Photographer: phutthiseth thongtae/Moment RF

Randy Thanthong-Knight is a reporter in Bloomberg’s Bangkok bureau

When Thailand shut its borders to foreign visitors in March 2020, the city that was once the world's most visited felt as if it had lost its soul almost overnight. Without tourists, Bangkok simply didn’t feel like Bangkok anymore. But after nearly two years, the capital is finally opening up to the world again.