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Bangkok City, Thailand

Bangkok, the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, certainly is a cosmopolitan metropolis, with attractions to stimulate even the most jaded travelers. At present, the city has about 10 million inhabitants, half native Bangkokians, half 'immigrants' from the provinces, who migrate to Bangkok for economic reasons. Bangkok certainly is the commercial and entertainment capital of the country.


Bangkok is a rapidly expanding city, with the population growing approximately 5,701,394 in 2010.

How to get to the city

Bangkok is one of Asia's busiest air transport hubs. Two commercial airports serve the city, the older Don Mueang International Airport and the new Bangkok International Airport, commonly known as Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Bangkok is connected to the rest of the country through the national highway and rail networks, as well as by domestic flights to and from the city's two international airports. Railway Bangkok is the location of Hua Lamphong Railway Station, the main terminus of the national rail network operated by the State Railway of Thailand. Bangkok has an extensive bus network providing local transit services within the Greater Bangkok area. Taxis are ubiquitous in Bangkok, and are a popular form of transport. Water-based transport still plays an important role in Bangkok and the immediate upstream and downstream provinces

The Weather

Bangkok has a tropical wet and dry climate and is under the influence of the South Asian monsoon system. It experiences hot, rainy and cool seasons, the temperatures are fairly hot year-round, ranging from an average low of 20.8 C (69.4 F) in December to an average high of 34.9 C (94.8 F) in April. The rainy season begins around mid-May. September is the wettest month. The rainy season lasts until October, when the dry and cool northeast monsoon takes over until February.


Your guide to Bangkok

Grand Palace
built in 1782, and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government, the Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail.

Wat Phra Kaew enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is the palladium of Thai society.

Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) is a Buddhist temple in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Apart from its beauty, Wat Arun symbolises the birth of the Rattanakosin Period.

Giant Swing (rattanakosin):
The focal point of an ancient Brahmin ritual thanking the God Shiva for the rice harvest, participants here used to swing 80 feet into the air while attempting to grab a bag of silver with their teeth

The Bangkok National Museum is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand. It features exhibits of Thai art and history.

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Bangkok City
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Things to do
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Things to do

Dinner Cruise Riverside
: Feel the magic of Chao Phraya River at sunset. As the sky turns from tawny gold to twilight, life along the riverbanks seems to slow down, and its beauty takes on another dimension. Embark on a dinner cruise in a restored teakwood boat or luxurious yacht and watch as the skyline unfolds along the Chao Phraya River.

Chatuchak Weekend Market: Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees.

What's on

Songkran festival on 13-15 April, traditional rituals as well as water fights take place throughout the city.

Loi Krathong, usually in November, is accompanied by the Golden Mount Fair.

New Year celebrations take place at many venues, the most prominent being the plaza in front of CentralWorld.

The present king's and queen's birthdays, respectively on 5 December and 12 August, are celebrated by royal audiences on the day's eve, in which the king or queen gives a speech, and public gatherings on the day of the observance. The king's birthday is also marked by the Royal Guards'
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