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Mass Rapid Transportation [MRT]
This is an underground system and the ...
Bangkok's Skytrain [BTS]
This system comprises of two lines. The ...
Taxi
Bangkok's streets are dotted with taxis ...
From the airport
From Suvarnabhumi Terminal: Tourists ...
Car for hire
Hiring a car is a better alternative ...
Driving tips
Drivers should carry with them at all ...
City in a day
Seeing the whole of Bangkok in one day is an impossible task. A good idea would be to concentrate ...
Bangkok Jazz Festival
This event is held annually. It began in 2003 and attracts all the big names in Jazz amongst the ...
Bangkok International Fashion Fair
This is an annual four day event held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center. ...
Bangkok International Film Festival
This event has been taking place annually since 1998. It is a competitive festival where new films ...
When to go
Bangkok is characterized by uniform temperatures throughout the year. Any time of the year would be ...

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Today
Bangkok at the moment is a tourist hot spot. The tourism industry is heavily promoted by the government and people like what Bangkok has to offer. Bangkok is the perfect manifestation of east meets west. Whilst locals party hard in the many clubs, discos and bars and shop till they drop in some of the most modern shopping centers in the world they also are extremely conservative and have deep respect for their traditions and culture evident from the reverence for the Royal family and the religious sites and monuments where they pay homage to Buddha. Bangkok is one of the most famous tourist d

Bangkok back then
Bangkok became the capital of Thailand in 1782 and since then has been the most renowned of Thailand's cities. Bangkok has grown particularly since it became the capital with the Thai Royal family commissioning a number of monuments and shrines that now stand and make Bangkok the city that it is. These include the Grand Palace, the National Museum, the Reclining Buddha, the City Pillar Shrine and more modern structures such as the Sky Train Station etc.
 
Initially Bangkok was hardly famous- an obscure trading center meeting the

Amari Boulevard Hotel
This hotel has an excellent location; some of Bangkok's best shops and restaurants are located here
Grand Hyatt Erawan
This is arguably the most luxurious hotel in town. This beautiful building dates back to 1956. This
The Oriental
This hotel has had quite a colorful history. It dates back to the 1860s and has played host to some
The Sukhothai
This hotel is located in the Business District and has its very own distinctive style. The decor is
Baiyoke Sky Hotel
This hotel is unique since it is Bangkok's tallest tower and each of its luxurious 658 suites and ro
City Lodge
These twin lodges are extremely reasonably priced. A major benefit is this lodge's affiliation with

Siam Square
Siam Square is a major shopping area of Bangkok. A number of malls and shops are situated here. Thes
Sukhumvit
Another famous shopping district of Bangkok- the following brands have set up shop here:   Al
Emporium
This shopping mall is popular amongst the chic and stylish Thai elites. International brands are ava
Central Chitlom
This department store houses clothing and cosmetics  by international as well as local designer
Gaysorn Plaza
Gaysorn is Bangkok's ultra-upscale shopping experience and home to a sensational selection of exclus
Khao San Road Area
Tourists ought to browse through the various shops and stalls that make up the Khao San Road Market.

Bangkok Jazz Festival
This event is held annually. It began in 2003 and attracts all the big names in Jazz amongst the Tha
H.M. The King's Birthday
This is a grand event held every year to celebrate the birthday of the Thai King. The ceremony compr
Amari Midnight Run
This festive annual charity event is held every October. It consists of a 6 or 12 kilometer race whi
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
This is an annual event. This festival entails the King partaking in an ancient Brahman ritual to we
Bangkok Marathon
This annual race is run in soaring temperatures and at times extreme heat. Professionals take part i
International Festival of Dance and Music
The Thailand Cultural Centre is host to this annual event that showcases the performing arts- these

Roti- Mataba
Curries are the specialty here where dishes listed on the menu are a fusion of Thai and sub-continen
Kuppa
This restaurant serves quality Thai and Western dishes as well as delectable desserts.
The Chinese Restaurant
This restaurant serves delicious sea food dishes. The lobster and the crab dishes are especially del
May Kaidee
This is a very famous restaurant in Bangkok which has its very own clientele. The food is more than
Spice Market
There is nothing bland about this restaurant, neither the interior, nor the food. The decor of this
Maha Naga
This restaurant located in probably the busiest district in Bangkok has an absolutely fabulous inter

Fast Facts
Location
Bangkok is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Thailand    Dialing code
 +662   Emergency numbers
Fire: 199
Police: 191
Tourist Police: 1155
Ambulance: 191
Suvarnabhumi Airport: 2723-0000  Ext. 2080-83

  Population 
9 million approximately
 
Languages
Thai, English. Chinese   Time zone
UTC/GMT + 7 hours   Average January temperatures
27 °C Average July temperatures
29 °C

Electricity
The electric system is 220 volt A C (50 cycles)  

 
Health And Safety
Whilst in Bangkok tourists should probably make use of the hotel taxi service where they are unfamiliar with the Thai language and do not ...

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