Bangkok is the capital and largest city of and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its main 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.

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is an exclusive area in Bangkok with fancy condominiums, hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. Photo: Bình Giang, Public domain.

is the closest Bangkok gets to Wall Street, with glistening skyscrapers all boasting the names of financial institutions. Photo: Jarcje, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small road about a block from the Chao Phraya River at the northern side of . Photo: Kevin Poh, CC BY 2.0.

, also known as 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. Photo: kamsky, CC BY 2.0.

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or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, , on the west bank of the . Photo: Diliff, CC BY 2.5.

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, commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in . Photo: Basile Morin, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is the main branch museum of the National Museums in and also one of the largest museums in . Photo: ScorpianPK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a Buddhist temple in the of Bangkok, . is situated 2½ km northeast of Bangkok. Photo: NamKhaeng, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is Bangkok's multicultural district, located west of and southeast of . Photo: yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0.

area is Bangkok's main shopping drag and its BTS Skytrain station is often considered as the centre of the city. Photo: wm archiv, CC BY 2.0.

is a vast district that consists of the entire west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Photo: mikebehnken, CC BY 2.0.

is centred around 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. Photo: Lerdsuwa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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. Photo: drflint, CC BY 2.0.

is the district that follows the northeastern portion of Road. Photo: Adbar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a leafy, European-style area that functions as the political centre of Thailand. Photo: yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0.

is a vast district that lies along Road, a major arterial road in east Bangkok. Photo: pittaya, CC BY 2.0.

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is one of the 180 sub-districts of Bangkok, Thailand, covering the area around Siriraj Hospital, located on the southern rim of Khlong Bangkok Noi mouth to the western bank of the in .

is a khwaeng of , Bangkok. is situated 3½ km southeast of Bangkok.

is one of the 180 sub-districts of Bangkok. is situated 6 km southeast of Bangkok.


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