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DESTINATION THAILAND BANGKOK GUIDE
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ATRACTIONS IN BANGKOK
• Scenic Landscapes
• History . Culture Sites
• Cultural Travel
• Sport . Entertainment
• Ecological Travel
HIGHLIGHTS IN BANGKOK
HOT PACKAGE TOURS
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The breathtaking landscapes, beautiful coastlines, cultural delights and historical significance, make Thailand an enjoyable stop in Asia travel map. To help you plan a trip in Bangkok - Thailand, we provide the useful guide of hotel options, package tours, transport, attractions, shopping and entertainment. You just click the sections below for helpful information.
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BANGKOK CITY TRAVEL INFORMATION
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BANGKOK CITY OVERVIEW
Geography Demographics Telephone
Location: Central
Area: 1,568.7 km2
Population: 7,160,522
Density: 3,630/km2
Calling code
Town and Districts
Phra Nakhon, Dusit ,Nong Chok ,Bang Rak, Bang Khen, Bang Kapi, Pathum Wan,Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Phra Khanong, Min Buri, Lat Krabang,Yan Nawa, Samphanthawong,Phaya Thai, Thon Buri,Bangkok Yai, Huai Khwang, Khlong San,Taling Chan, Bangkok Noi, Bang Khun Thian, Phasi Charoen, Nong Khaem, Rat Burana, Bang Phlat, Din Daeng, Bueng Kum, Sathon, Bang Sue, Chatuchak, Bang Kho Laem, Prawet, Khlong Toei, Suan Luang, Chom Thong, Don Mueang, Ratchathewi, Lat Phrao,Watthana, Bang Khae,Lak Si, Sai Mai, Khan Na Yao, Saphan Sung, Wang Thonglang, Khlong Sam Wa, Bang Na, Thawi Watthana, Thung Khru, Bang Bon
General Information
Bangkok, officially known as Krung Thep and always used in Thai, is the capital and largest city of Thailand, with an official 2000 census population of 6,355,144. Bangkok is located at 13o45'N 100o31'E, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand.
Krung Thep has been the proper name of the city for more than two centuries. Nonetheless, the city's original name of Bangkok, which now is used locally to refer only to a district of the city, is the name by which most foreigners know the city. Bangkok is the wealthiest and most populated city in Thailand as well as the 22nd most populated city in the world. Although Bangkok now has roughly 7 million registered inhabitants, the actual population is much higher, and including commuters from the surrounding areas, may reach an estimated 15 million people during the day time, making the city one of the most densely populated in the world. Recently, the value of Bangkok's economic output has matched that of Singapore, making Bangkok a major economic and financial center in Southeast Asia. Bangkok has one of the fastest rates in the world for construction of high rise buildings.
The World Meteorological Organization has dubbed Bangkok the world's hottest large city. The city's wealth of cultural sites makes it one of the world's most popular tourist destinations
History
Bangkok began as a small trading center and port community, called Bang Makok, or "place of olive plums", serving Ayutthaya, which was the capital of the nation (then known as Siam) until it fell to Burma in 1767. However, this theory on the origin of the name has been disputed. A new capital was then established at Thonburi (now part of Bangkok) on the west side of the river, before King Rama I built his palace on the east bank in 1782 and renamed the city Krung Thep, meaning the "City of Angels". The name Bangkok now refers only to an old district on the Thonburi side of the river, but continues to be used to refer to the entire city by most foreigners. The city has gone through a number of changes under the Chakri Dynasty. It has long been a gateway to Thailand because of its route which leads to the Gulf of Thailand
 


COMMUNITY THAILAND TRAVEL GUIDES
Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai - Chaing Dao - Mae Ai , Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong - Chaing Saen , Lampang, Lamphun , Mae Hong Son - Pai , Nan , Phayao, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok , Phrae , Sukhothai - Sisatchanalai, Tak - Maesot, Buriram , Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Khai , Surin, Ubon Ratchathani , Udon Thani , Yasothon
Central Thailand
Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi - Sai Yok , Lop Buri, Nakhon Phathom, Nonthaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan - Hua Hin, Phetchaburi - Chaam , Ratchaburi, Chanthaburi , Chon Buri - Pattaya, Rayong - Ko Samet, Trat - Koh Chang , Lop Buri
Southern Thailand
Chumphon, Krabi - Ao Nang - Ko Phi Phi - Rai Leh , Nakhon Si ThammaratNarathiwat,Pattani, Phang Nga - Ao Phang Nga - Khao Lak, Phatthalung, Phu ket - Karon Beach -Patong Beach , Ranong, Satun - Tarutao, Songkhla, Surat Thani - Ko Pha Ngan - Ko Samui , Trang, Yala
 
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