Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not immediately give you a warm welcome — but don't let your first impression mislead you.
Sukhumvit is an exclusive district in Bangkok. It is home to fancy apartments, villas, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Rattanakosin, also known as Rattanakosin Island, is the historic centre of Bangkok, where most of Bangkok's "must see" sights can be found, including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
Silom is the closest Bangkok gets to Wall Street, with glistening skyscrapers all boasting the names of financial institutions.
Thonburi is a vast district that consists of the entire west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
Siam Square is Bangkok's main shopping drag and its BTS Skytrain station is often considered as the centre of the city.
Phahonyothin is centred around Phahonyothin Road, a major arterial road that starts at Victory Monument and runs parallel to and eventually merges with Viphavadi Rangsit Road in the north of Bangkok.
Pratunam is a shopping district in Bangkok. It is a major market area with thousands of fashion stores that sell wholesale with cheap prices guaranteed, especially if you buy in bulk.
Dusit is a leafy, European-style area that functions as the political centre of Thailand.
Maps of Bangkok
Other Names for Bangkok
- Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร, กรุงเทพฯ
- Krung Thep
- Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
- Krung Thep Mahanakhon
- Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit
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