Bangkok is the capital and most popular city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Central Thailand, and has a population over 8 million, or 12.6% of the country’s population. There are 581 high-rise buildings in the city, ranking number 5 in the world. The city grew rapidly during 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand’s politics, education, economy, media and modern society.
Bangkok certainly lives up to its reputation as a travel hot spot in Southeast Asia. The ‘City of Angels’ has funky markets, a riverside full of surprises ,upmarket malls, a vibrant nightlife scene, many fabulous sights and attractions that reflect its unique heritage, and much more. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and has emerged as a regional centre for the arts, fashion and entertainment.
Bangkok is among the world’s top tourist destinations. The historic Buddhist temple and Grand palace including Wat pho and Wat Arun stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong. It is named as the most visited city in MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, and was named “World’s Best City” for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine. Say goodbye to traffic jams and thanks to the city’s modern skytrain and underground systems that cover a large area Or explore the riverside area by a long-tail speedboat or river taxi.