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It is one of the world's top tourist destinations. Of 162 cities worldwide, MasterCard ranked Bangkok ranks as a top destination city by international visitor arrivals in its Global Desination Cities Index. As the main gateway through which visitors arrive in Thailand, Bangkok is visited by the majority of international tourists to the country.

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Overview

Our operating headquarters are based in the Thai capital of Bangkok, where we employ over 1,000 people from around the globe. While it’s 30°+ outside, Agodans don’t sweat, knowing they have the coolest jobs out there. If you’re successful at getting a role based in Bangkok, we’ll provide relocation support for you and your family to help you move and settle into your new environment.

Thailand

Thailand is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.


Weather

Thailand is located between vast areas of land and water, so it is impacted by both the summer and the winter monsoons.

As a result, Thailand weather consists of six months of rainfalls during the wet season, three months of dry and cooling breezes during the winter, and three months of heat during the summer. The average temperature of Thailand ranges from 18 to 38°C.

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Population

There are approximately 70 million people living in Thailand, half of which live in urban cities.


Currency

The Thai Baht. "THB", is the national currency.

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Bangkok

One of the world's top tourist destinations.

Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population.

It is one of the world's top tourist destinations. Of 162 cities worldwide, MasterCard ranked Bangkok ranks as a top destination city by international visitor arrivals in its Global Desination Cities Index. As the main gateway through which visitors arrive in Thailand, Bangkok is visited by the majority of international tourists to the country.

Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife

Healthcare

Thailand has gained worldwide recognition for the quality of its healthcare, and ranks in the top ten for countries with the best healthcare systems. Bangkok has very modern healthcare clinics and hospitals, in both public and private sectors. Best services are provided at private hospitals, which boast state-of-the-art facilities and technology, internationally trained doctors and multilingual staff.

Agoda provides comprehensive health insurance plan options for its colleagues and their dependents. We let you choose the plan that suits your needs best.

Best Hospitals in Bangkok

International Schools

There are over 50 international schools in Bangkok, under various education systems or curricula. Some schools also cater to specific nationalities (such as French, Swiss/German, Singaporean, Japanese and more), and/or offer English as a second language (ESL) to support for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Agoda has partnered with several international schools in Bangkok which provide special discounts to Agoda employees.

International Schools in Bangkok

Thai Culture & Etiquette

Although known worldwide for its vibrant lifestyles, delicious food, stunning landscapes and friendly people, Thailand is also deeply proud of its customs and traditions. Following a few simple rules of Thai etiquette and observing and respecting local culture will certainly enhance your experience.

Dos and Don'ts in Thailand