Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. This is both a city and a province. The city is located in the delta of the Chao Phraya River that runs through it by determining two large areas, the right bank remained more traditional traveled by many khlongs, canals connected to the river that gave it the nickname of the ‘Venice of Asia’ and the left bank, more developed, where we almost found all the tourist attractions, the business center, the metro network and all modern towers. Bangkok is located only 2 meters above sea level, causing floods during the monsoon season; built on a former swamp area. The Asian economic boom of the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational companies to set up their regional headquarters. The city has essentially temples, but none is earlier than the late eighteenth century. The oldest one is the Wat Pho with its famous reclining Buddha. To see: the enclosure of the Royal Palace which houses the Wat Phra Kaeo and the Emerald Buddha, national emblem; Wat Saket (or Temple of the Golden Mountain); Wat Arun (or Temple of Dawn) on the river; Wat Traimit with its golden Buddha of 5.5 tons (the largest gold statue in the world); the Wat Benchama Bophit (in Carrara marble); the Chao Mae Tuptim (oratory to Tuptim goddess), dedicated to fertility; Vimanneck the residence, a former royal palace, now a museum, considered the largest golden teak building in the world; among others.


It is convenient to visit the city from November to April (dry season).
Bangkok is known for its many taxis available everywhere and at any time (the great majority are of different colors Toyota Corolla) but you can also find motorbike taxi and tuk-tuk (in ttourist places) and buses and skytrain and one semi-underground subway.
Bangkok is known for two very different reasons; nightlife with bars and ‘go-go girls’ or the floating markets (small teak boats) used both means of transport and stall, where women topped with a straw hat for protection from the sun, sell the products of the hinterland.

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