Bangkok, the City of Angels
Bangkok is not only the capital but also the largest and most populated city in Thailand. There are approximately 10 million inhabitants. Do you know the meaning of “Bangkok” in Thai? Bangkok is known as Krung Thep which means “city of angels.”
Bangkok was built in 1767, after the ruin of the ancient capital Ayutthaya, King Rama I established Bangkok in the same style as Ayutthaya. According to the traditional Feng Shui believe, the capital must be surrounded by rivers; then the royal palace is in the very center of the city; as the result, rivers has become as a popular means of transportation until now.
What should you visit in Bangkok?
A stay in Bangkok would not be completed without a tour visiting royal palace and temples which is a good approach the history, art and culture of the ancient kingdom of Siam. Start your day in Bangkok with a visit to the Grand Palace and you will not regret it, which was the residence of the royal family before and that is currently used for certain celebrations during the year.
Although it is not possible to enter some of its buildings, it is acceptable to visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and other around buildings. The architecture and decoration of the complex are spectacular. We recommend to have visit in early morning to avoid the crowds and remember that it is not allowed to enter the temples and the Grand Palace with sleeveless shirts or shorts above the knee.
Not far from the Grand Palace is the temple of the reclining Buddha. We are mentioning about the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. Next to the temple of the reclining Buddha (another named as Wat Pho), there is was school of massage and traditional Thai medicine which is still possible to take professional massage courses.
Beside temples and Palace, there are so many other interesting things that you can discover in Bangkok. If you are an urbanite who like to go shopping, you will fall in love. Immense shopping centers, local markets, street stalls and all the services are at your disposal. An unlimited leisure offers are waiting for you to explore. For your latest purchases and the much-loved travel memories, do not forget to visit the Chatuchak market and the MBK shopping center.
How to move around Bangkok?
To travel around the city in your free time, public transport is the best option. Bus, taxi, skytrain (BTS), metro (MRT), and the famous Tuk tuk will take you to anywhere you need in a short time and at very affordable price.
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