Bangkok


Bangkok, the city of Angels… The Thai name of the Thailand’s largest city is Krung Thep, “City of Angels”. About 10 million people live in Bangkok, the political, administrative, commercial, social and cultural capital. An eclectic mixture of tradition and modernity sets Bangkok apart as Asia’s most exotic and fascinating city. The old City, in the north-west of the capital, contains the largest concentration of historical sights - the Grand Palace, the National Museum, Wat Arun... Bangkok became Thailand’s capital, after Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Thonburi, at the beginning of Chakri Dynasty with Rama I in 1782. The Chao Praya River divides the city like into 2 distinct towns, Bangkok on its right bank and Thonburi on its left bank, and is like the life line of the city. Bangkok remains the shopping paradise of South-East Asia. It is also one of the world’s most exciting cities in the world. Its lively nightlife and markets, shops and restaurants, and magnificent wats (temples), museums, palaces and parks, have something for every visitors.