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.


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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Buddhist temple
or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, , on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. is situated 2 km southwest of Bangkok. Photo: Diliff, CC BY 2.5.

Buddhist temple
, also spelled Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, . Photo: Emielwiki, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tropical medicine is an interdisciplinary branch of medicine that deals with health issues that… is situated 3½ km east of Bangkok.

Localities in the Area

is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, . is situated 4½ km north of Bangkok. Photo: Hdamm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

District is a district in , .

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 Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Noi District. is situated 2 km west of Bangkok.


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