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Bangkok (Krung Thep in thai), the city of angels, is the capital of Thailand, the largest urban area and primary city of Thailand with an estimated population of over 11 million. Administratively the city is split up into 50 khet (districts) and has a registered 1,000 skyscrapers and ranks 17th as the world's tallest city. Bangkok has grown to become the political, social and economic center of Thailand. The most important business districts of Bangkok include Silom, Bangrak, Pinklao, Sathon, Phra Ram 2, Phetchaburi, Phra Nakhon, Pathumwan, Chatuchak, and Phra Ram 3.
An elaborate network of canals known as khlongs gave Bangkok the nickname "Venice of the East".

Bangkok is served by two international airports, Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang, four rapid transit lines operated by the BTS, MRT, so it's very easy to visit Bangkok. You can easily use the express boat too, which has thirty stops along the both banks of the Chao Praya River extending as far as the northern suburb of Nonthaburi.
The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is the largest city in Thailand and is the cultural, economic, educational, and political center of the nation.
The history of Bangkok as a modern city dates back to 1782 when it was declared capital of Thailand by King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty. Since then, Bangkok has grown steadily to become one of the world's prominent cities, consisting of 50 districts.
Bangkok offers a feast of attractions, ranging from ancient temples and magnificent palaces to modern as well as classy malls. Of the attractions of the city, perhaps the most popular is its more than 400 dazzling Buddhist wats or temples of incredible beauty and fascination. Here is some of them :
- Wat Benchamabophit, which is much favored for its main chapel erected in white Carara Italian marble
- Wat Phra Chetuphon, with a huge Reclining Buddha of 46 m long and 15 m high
- Wat Traimit, is a 5.5 tonne solid gold Buddha image, erected more than 700 years ago during the Sukhothai period.
The city also abounds in splendid palaces. Among which, most noteworthy as well as spectacular is Grand Palace, an architectural splendor which served as the royal residence. In the Grand Palace you will visit Wat Phra Kaew, (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), whose highlight is an Emerald Buddha dating back to the 14th century.
But there are also many palaces unknown from tourist guide like Tha Phra Palace, Vimanmek Mansion, King Taksin's Palace, Bahn Moh Palace, The Front Palace, and Sra Pathum Palace.
During your holidays in Thailand if you stay several days in Bangkok you can enjoy Bangkok's attractions like Snake Farm, also known as the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, which is one of the leading producers of anti-venom Serum in Asia, the Crocodile Farm (the largest of its kind in the world) and Rose Garden, a well-manicured area where cultural shows are conducted, and don't miss the Ancient City, exhibiting gigantic-sized replicas of renowned monuments and temples found across the nation.
Thailand and particulary Bangkok offers many options to enjoy a variety of leisurely activities. The city comes with some of the top-rated golf courses in the world (Royal Thai Air Force, Royal Bangkok Sports Club, and Royal Thai Army Sports Center). If you love to be pampered, then head to any of the city's superb spa facilities, offering rejuvenating massages and relaxing natural treatments. For those looking for something different, one of the best options would be to spectacle Thai boxing, which is conducted on the two main stadiums of Bangkok (Ratchadamnoen Stadium and Lumpini Stadium).
Bangok is also a venue for a variety of interesting festivals, including Songkran Festival, Loy Krathong (the Festival of Lights) and the International Festival of Dance and Music.
Bangkok is also a shopper's paradise with some of the best shopping Mall in Asia like Siam Paragon, Emporium, Zen (Central World burnt in 2010 by Red protests) and a gastronomic's paradise with it's thousands of restaurants. Bangkok is also renowned around the world for its lively as well as exciting nightlife...




Bangkok offers you many key locations as :
- Wat ( Temples) : Wat Pho, Wat Phra Khaew, Wat Arun, Wat Saket, Wat Traimit, Wat Rajanadda, Wat Prayoon, Wat Thepthidaram, Wat Indravihan
- Palaces : Grand Palace, Suan Pakkand Palace, Vimanmek
- Monuments & Museums : Phra Sumerou Fortress, Democracy Monument, Giant Swing, Victory Monument, National Museum, Royal Barge Museum, Museum King Prajadhipok, Prasat Museum, Jim Thompson House, Museum of Imaging Technology, National Gallery Museum
- Market : Chatutchak Weekend Market, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Pat Pong, Pahurat Market, Siam
- Parks : Suan Saranrom, Suan Romamninart, Suan Romamninart, Lumpini Park, Benchasiri Park, Sanam Luang, Princess Mother, Memorial Park, Rama IX Royal Park, Mo Chit Park
- Attractions & Zoo : Chaolem Krung Royal Theatre, Khao San Road, Chinatown, Chao Praya River, Hua Lampong, Zoo, Dusit Zoo, Snake Farm, Ocean World
- Nightlife : Sukhumvit, Pat Pong, Night Bazaar, Khao San Road
- Outside Bangkok : Crocodile Farm in Samut Prakan, Ancient City Muang Boran, Rose Garden and Samphran Elephant Zoo in Nakhon Pathom, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi

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Ko Thai recommended Hot Spot in Bangkok : Things to Do While Visiting Bangkok
  • Restaurants : Bangkok has a wide range of restaurants with food from all over the world and at all prices. see our selection of restaurants and place to take a drink in Bangkok. : restaurant Bangkok
  • Relax :
    - Lumpini park : Bangkok's largest urban park is best enjoyed during an early morning stroll. Watch thais doing Tai Chi
    MRT Silom or BTS Sala daeng
  • Shopping in Bangkok :
    - Siam Paragon : One of the largest mall in Bangkok to find absolutely everything ... From the Ferrari to the french baguette
    BTS Siam - siam paragon
  • Day Tripping :
    - Damnoen Saduak floating market :
    about 100 km from Bangkok, these canals are crowded with hakers selling thier wares from small woody boats. The market starts early.
  • Cocktail Hour :
    - drink a cocktail at Siroco on the roof top at the 64th floor !!! Amazing Thailand
    Sirocco - lebua at State Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak
    - Surrounded by a garden, a lake with swans, this unique place in the heart of Bangkok will allow you to chill out between friends and having a glass of your favorite wine from the huge list, cocktails or any other spirits. Lounge classy music beats.
    Bonjour Bangkok - 1217/2 on Sukhumvit RD between Thonlor and Ekkamai, between soi 59 and 61 Bonjour Bangkok
  • Late night :
    - Bed Supperclub : Every famous Dj plays their set in Bed superclub Bangkok when they come in Asia ... the place to be
    Bed Supper Club Bangkok - 26 Sukhumvit Soi 11 www.bedsupperclub.com
    - CAFE DEMOC Bangkok
    78 #3,Democracy Monument, Thanon Rajchadamneon Klang / face au McDonald's Bangkok www.cafe-democ.com
    - Club Culture Bangkok
    Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd. www.club-culture-bkk.com/
    - GLOW night club Bangkok : The only real underground club in Bangkok
    Sukhumvit 23 road www.glowbkk.com
  • Entertainment :
    - Siam Niramitr Dinner and Show (4 hours) - One of the world's largest theatre stages a lavish production exploring the cultural heritage and beliefs of the Thai people
    - Asksara Theatre Dinner and Puppet Show (4 hours) - Enjoy the performance of traditional Thai small puppet troupe
  • Sunday brunch
    - Trader Vics : Pacific Rim Cuisine and Steakhouse but on of the best Sunday Brunch in Bangkok, booking requested
    Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa - 257 Charoennakorn Road, Samrae Thonburi - Riverside - Phone: 02 4760022 -

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