Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.
Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of the modernization of Siam—later renamed Thailand—during the late 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was at the centre of Thailand's political struggles throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact on Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.
You want to go to Bangkok and do not know where to go and what to visit? Our DMC Thailand can help you with these details. Visiting the Grand Palace when going to Bangkok is a must. It is the most famous attraction and you can not fly back home without having explored the Palace. At one time, it was the king’s home and the place where the governor carried out their business. Visiting the Palace can be fast as it can take a lot of time since it is huge.
If you want to visit and have a fast transport, take the sky train. It is fast, takes the direct road and rides above the traffic, so you can have a look at the city as you are going where you want to. Moreover, it keeps you cool since there is air conditioners!
There is also the Bangkok National Museum. Kind Rama V opened this museum for the first time, because he wanted to show off all the gifts his dad gave to him. Now it has become a museum, and you can find a lot of things. If you are interested in visiting other museums, a destination management company can advise you with the best ones to see in the region. After visiting the museum, you can go for a drink on the top of the city; the Vertigo and Moon bar probably has the best Bangkok’s view of the city. It sits on the 61stfloor of the Banyan Tree Hotel and as you come on the top of the hotel, you will be straight outside, so if you fear the heights, you probably would better go somewhere else. The rooftop is a 360 degree, so that you can have the best view of Bangkok.
In Bangkok, there are also some parks, such as the Lumphini Park: there, you can do sport, but there are also a lot of activities for all ages. There is music, sport, and free entertainment, but you can also just go there to read a book and enjoy a moment alone in a beautiful park. Discover other regions which make Thailand's meeting and incentives possibilities endless.
You also can find typical Thailand food and transports, such as the TukTuk, which goes faster than the taxis. It is a three wheels taxi, the driver is cycling, and you’ll have a lot un fun during the ride with your friends! You can find street food everywhere, so don’t hesitate to try a lot of them! So, don’t wait any longer and contact our DMC in Thailand for more information and advices!