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- Bangkok contains some of the finest examples of traditional Thai architectures in the Grand Palace and Wat Arun
- The Chao Phraya River and its surrounding canals support a waterway lifestyle which was remained unchanged for decades
- Bangkok has all the facilities of a modern city with superb accommodation, modern shopping centers transport, and dining facilities.
- Plenty of things to do in Bangkok
- Outside of Bangkok, Thailand has world-class beaches and scuba diving.
- Beyond its rich history and delectable food, Bangkok also has great nightlife and golfing.
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- Shopping in Bangkok is a must. Best buys include Thai silk, semiprecious gems such as rubies and sapphires, jewelry and Thai handicrafts. Make sure to check out the Bangkok local markets, like the Patpong Night market.
- Bangkok is home to spectacular temples. Visits to Wat Po – the temple of the Reclining Buddha (46 meters long and 15 meters high) and Wat Traimit – the temple of the Golden Buddha (a 5 tons solid gold Buddha image) are a must.
- A unique activity in Bangkok is a ride in a long tail boat on the Chao Phraya River & the canals of Thonburi.
- One of Bangkok's great attractions is Chinatown’s markets. Visitors can walk the neighboring shops selling fruit, cakes, incense and ritual burning paper for offering at the temple, and taste the delectable range of food offered by vendors roadside.
Things to do in Bangkok
Sometimes frantic and fast-paced, often times lazy and laid-back, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, holds the essence of the Thai spirit, and is very much the heart of the country – geographically, culturally and economically. Without a doubt, this cosmopolitan fast-growing metropolis has something to interest everyone. It is the atypical steamy tropical city, with mystery and adventure around every corner. It is a booming, modern capital, complete with gleaming skyscrapers and skytrains. It is a treasure trove of Siamese heritage and architecture, the end product of centuries of culture and art.
The teeming city of Bangkok, Thailand is an eclectic mixture of the old and the new, the ancient and the modern. The city is a crossroads for people of different regions, nations and even continents. Yet Bangkok’s cultural identity is as strong as ever, closely linked to the national pillars which have prevailed since ancient times – Buddhism, monarchy and nationhood, the unique characteristics that make up ‘Thainess.’ By international standards, Bangkok is a relatively new city, at slightly over 200 years old.
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- Temperature: 29 °C
- Wind: Southwest, 11.1 km/h
- Pressure: 1002 hPa
- Rel. Humidity: 79 %
- Visibility: 10 km
- The official currency in Thailand is the Baht
- Golf Time Zone, Military, UTC + 7 hours
- The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely used and understood in major cities, but diminishes further away from the population centers. English is spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations
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Best Time To Travel
Best Travel Time
- January – March
- October – December
- Monsoon season is September-October, and April-May have high temperatures.
- Bangkok has three major seasons, winter season from November through February, the hot season from March through May and the rainy season from June through October.