Bangkok is one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in South East Asia that can give the glitter and glamour of Hong Kong and Singapore a run for money. Casual and laid-back, excessive and wild, classy and rustic, or a combination of all, anything is possible in this capital of Thailand. Bangkok or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, which means the City of Angels in local dialect, is one of the hottest destinations of Southesat Asia. Pulse-pounding dance clubs, plush hotels, elegant restaurants and chic bed and breakfasts dot the city landscape. Situated on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River and in proximity to the Gulf of Thailand, the city is a paradise decorated with natural beauties. The excitement surrounding Bangkok comes to a full circle when in every place you are welcomed with a warm smile from the Bangkokians. The city limits houses more than 8,538,610 people and is regarded as one of the prominent metropolises of the world.

Floating market
Gaudy statue of the Yaksha Demon guarding the main entrance of Wat Phra Kaeo

Bangkok started off its historic journey as a small trading post and gradually developed as an attractive tourism destination and sprawling financial centre. It provides accommodations to major government organisations, educational institutions and most importantly, Stock Exchange of Thailand. The city is also a sacred centre of Buddhism and is home to some great temples like Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Suthat and Wat Ratchanadda. Apart from the leisure tourists, many pilgrims from all over the world flock into the city. For this reason, finding an affordable hostel or getting an apartment for rent is not an issue in Bangkok. Tourists can enjoy numerous celebrations that take place throughout the town, ranging from sophisticated dinner galas at plush riverside hotel and restaurant to extravagant parties at the capital's most sought-after clubs. Thai boxing and Thai classical dances are major attractions of Bangkok.

View of Bangkok

Anantasamakhom Throne Hall




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