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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Bangkok

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  • Exchange tips about expat life in Bangkok

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    I've been looking for a shop where to buy German food here in Bangkok. Fellow expats on InterNations finally told me how to find the right stores.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Bangkok

Hello to all Americans in Bangkok! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Bangkok? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Bangkok which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Bangkok’s rapid development hasn’t just brought about positive changes, with the city struggling to accommodate an ever growing population and improve the local infrastructure. Nevertheless, Bangkok has much to offer. The Thai capital is a rapidly growing city known for its numerous temples and giant Buddha statues — a must-see on every tourist’s list — but also for its mix of modern and traditional houses, the famous street food and variety of markets, and much more! With the expanding public transportation network including buses, elevated train lines (BTS or Skytrain), the Bangkok metro (MRT), very affordable car and motorcycle taxis (motorsai), as well as canal taxis and river ferries, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in outer districts such as Bang Na or Bang Kapi, which are roughly 20 km away from Bangkok’s center.

Although Bangkok has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Bangkok, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Bangkok
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    From United States of America, living in Bangkok
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    From United States of America, living in Bangkok
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    From United States of America, living in Bangkok
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    From United States of America, living in Bangkok

Meet other Americans in Bangkok

Connect at Our Events in Bangkok

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Bangkok. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Bangkok. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Bangkok.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Bangkok Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Bangkok expat forums. When you arrive in Bangkok, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Bangkok. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Bangkok to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • meditation retreat (near Bangkok) recomendations?
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    Jun 6, 4:06 PM
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    A friend just recommended this interesting website: www.forestdhamma.org They provide free PDF of English translations of texts by eminent Thai teachers in the Forest Monk tradition. They are also …

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    Jul 30, 10:42 AM
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    Thanks for your help. The dog has calmed a bit now, but my friend has already had to move once in her first 2 weeks here! :( She's planning now to return to the US for Christmas & take the dog home …

  • Just saying Hello
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    Oct 26, 7:13 AM
    Community member

    Hello there everyone, I'm new here, just want to say hello to you all.

Ask experienced American expats in Bangkok

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

As a top tourist destination but also Thailand’s center of finance and business, as well as an international transportation hub, Bangkok can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Bangkok? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Bangkok’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Thai capital has to offer, from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in the Grand Palace of Rattanakosin to glitzy, bustling Sukhumvit Road, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Bangkok and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Bangkok.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Bangkok and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Bangkok Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Bangkok at Our Events

Our Bangkok community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Bangkok’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the bustling, frenetic capital. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Thailand in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Bangkok!