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Driving tips
Drivers should carry with them at all ...
Bangkok's Skytrain [BTS]
This system comprises of two lines. The ...
From the airport
From Suvarnabhumi Terminal: Tourists ...
Car for hire
Hiring a car is a better alternative ...
Tuk-Tuk
These are like  modernized ...
Mass Rapid Transportation [MRT]
This is an underground system and the ...
City in a day
Seeing the whole of Bangkok in one day is an impossible task. A good idea would be to concentrate ...
Bangkok International Fashion Fair
This is an annual four day event held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center. ...
International Swan Boat Races
This is an extremely interesting and adventurous festival that is unique to Bangkok. The venue for ...
Songkran
This is when Thais festively celebrate the New Year according to the Lunar Calendar. Thais party ...
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.

Food Festival
This annual festival is a treat for food lovers. The venue is Yaowarat Road in Chinatown. Numerous s
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
This is an annual event. This festival entails the King partaking in an ancient Brahman ritual to we
Rocket Festival
This festival takes place annually and mainly involves villagers shooting bamboo rockets into the sk
Songkran
This is when Thais festively celebrate the New Year according to the Lunar Calendar. Thais party har
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
Bangkok Marathon
This annual race is run in soaring temperatures and at times extreme heat. Professionals take part i

Kuppa
This restaurant serves quality Thai and Western dishes as well as delectable desserts.
Crepes and Co.
The food served here is both delicious and inexpensive. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious.
Somboon Seafood
Famous for its delicious seafood dishes this is a good choice for seafood lovers. There is a large a
Le Dalat
The interior of this restaurant is simple and elegant and dotted with antiques placed all over. Seat
Rub Aroon
Traditional Thai dishes are served at this cafe which is situated near Wat Po. Its location is ideal
Riverside Terrace
This restaurant is located in the Marriott Resort and Spa and tables are besides the Chao Phraya Riv

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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