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Bangkok Travel Guide, Thailand

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is one of the world’s top tourist’s hotspots. The urban city of Thailand, Bangkok has its roots in the ancient Thai culture. This city of angels is a disciplined city with lowest crime rates compared to other cities in the world. An exciting vacation is guaranteed when you visit this ancient Thai village.

December and August are popular months where tourists visit Bangkok in large numbers. This city has moderate climate most of the year and hence you can visit Bangkok at any time you wish during your holidays.

Accommodation in Bangkok is easily available with a number of budget hotels there to serve you. If you are looking for a luxurious stay, you can choose from great hotels that offer exotic amenities from spa to massage parlors to pamper you during your stay in Bangkok.

Statistics

Population: 11 million

Time zone: GMT 7.

Area: 1568.7 Km square

Languages Spoken: Thai English

Geography

Situated two meters above sea level, Bangkok is located in the heart of Thailand. The city is situated in the plains of River Chao Pharaya. Bangkok is marked with artificial and natural canals traversing along the length and breadth of the city. It is a tropical region with high temperature and humidity.

People and Culture

The people of Bangkok are warm and friendly and they take great pride in their monarchy.  Bangkok has a diversified culture. Three important races - Thais Chinese immigrants and Malay -- dominate the city.  Thais form 80% of the population. Then, there are the Chinese immigrants Malays and tribes like Khmers, Mons and other hill tribes.

Taking a close look at the class distribution of the people of Bangkok one can see that the extreme rich and the very poor populace are the Thais. The minorities and foreigners form the middle class of Bangkok. The Chinese are seen to be engaged more in business than the other races.

Coming to religion, the majority of the people practice Theravada Buddhism. Islam is followed by about five per cent of the population. Other religions followed are Christianity and Hinduism. Bangkok’s culture is centuries old. Today it is a blend of the age old traditional aspects and modernity. Known for its unique culture, the Thai culture has been handed over through generations among the races.

Architecture

Bangkok has a splendid architecture. Its architecture is a blend of modern and contemporary influence. The temples boast the most spectacular Buddhist architecture whereas the sky shooting buildings give a modern feel to the city. The early architecture of the city has a Khemur influence. The buildings have a touch of Chinese style in exterior decorations while you can see the Italian influence in old houses in Bangkok.

Infrastructure

Since 1960s, Bangkok has seen rapid urbanization and industrialization.  Foreign investments have helped the city to see new horizons of development and modernization. From road to air transport, the city has an excellent network. The city has a long coastline. There are around 122 ports presently serving the city. The city has excellent facilities of telecommunication.

 
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  • MadSuhThe amazing Bangkok
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    One of the best places to visit. Bangkok is cultural, diverse, interesting, amazing, friendly, and really lots of fun. Make sure you stay away from the bad places though... There are beautiful sights for those who want to admire the Thai architecture and traditions. It is also the paradise for...
  • MadSuhStill in Bangkok
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    So I picked up my Irina and Maria at the airport and then we headed for the first culture shock. I guess we did stop at our hotel first, where we took a quick nap. I also had to run back to my old hotel where I had left my airplane tickets to Krabi. By the way, if you are ever going there,...
  • MadSuhA little more of Bangkok
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    I didn't do a whole lot yesterday except walking around a lot. I met an interesting scotish guy who lives in Japan. We had a nice chat over dinner and then he was off to the airport. I love the fact that when you are traveling around in Thailand, you constantly meet strangers. Anyhow, I did walk...
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  • MadSuhPublic Transportation
    travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    While in Bangkok there are several choices of how to get around. Tuc Tuc, Taxi, Sky Train. I personally prefer the Sky Train as this is usually the best option (fast, clean). When the Sky Train is not available, use a Taxi, they are...
  • MadSuhBed Supper Club
    travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    This club must be one of your favorites if you know bangkok nightlife a little. It's super stylish and also quite expensive. The Club looks like a space ship from the outside ... and well ... I guess from the inside as well. There are...
  • maryLe Venix hotel of Bangkok
    travel tip by mary posted more then 30 days ago
    When you search for a hotel, then you can go to the 'Le Venix'. It's beautiful: with swimming pool, hobby room, lobby an great rooms.
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    San Francisco, CA (SFO)Bangkok, TH (BKK)03/10/201502:50 pm
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    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Bangkok, TH (BKK)05/06/201511:50 pm
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    Burbank, CA (BUR)Bangkok, TH (BKK)05/06/201507:00 am
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