Bangkok, the capital city of Bangkok is
a great city to travel and spend some of the most precious moments of one's
life. The city has become westernized and modernized in terms of skyscrapers
and billboards with western advertisements but the city is essentially a
Thai city with its deep routed belief in Buddhism and an easy way of life.
In between the skyscrapers and sophisticated shopping centers there's still
the remarkable Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace (pictured), the Temple of
the Dawn and many more. Bangkok is the lifeline of the nation as it is the
political and commercial centre of the country too, pulling visitors from
all over the world.
1,500 km2 (600 square miles)
Thai, English, Lao,Chinese
Thailand has a tropical climate with three seasons: summer
(hot and dry) from March through May, rainy (hot and wet) from June to
October, and winter (cool and dry) from November through February. The
average annual temperature is 28 degrees centigrade (83 degrees farenheit),
with summer highs topping 37 degrees centigrade and winter lows reaching 20
Official Currency :
Baht (THB); 1 THB = 1.0541 Indian Rupee =
0.02420 US $ = 0.02011 Euro (subject to change).
Located at 14 degrees N latitude, Bangkok is
approximately 1,500 km2 (600 square miles). Bangkok is divided by the Chao
Phraya River into two large cities, Bangkok and Thon Buri.
By Air :
Bangkok's Don Muang Airport is 30 kilometers from downtown
Bangkok. Taxis and buses are available here.
the various modes to travel by road are Taxis, Motorcycle
taxis, and buses. There are three separate bus stations in Bangkok: Northern
(Moh Chit), Eastern (Ekamai) and Southern.
By Train :
The fare and accommodations for trains leaving from
Bangkok's Hua Lam Phong train station are pleasantly surprising.
By Skytrain :
Suspended above Bangkok's unavoidable traffic jams,
this new air-conditioned transit system helps you crisscross the city
without hassle. It also makes stops at many tourist sites.
By Sea :
Long-tail boats are used as river transport on the Chao
Phraya River and allow you to cover long distances for cheap (8-15 baht,
depending on your stop). There are also motorized longboats that follow a
scheduled route and stop at many popular tourist attractions, such as the
Grand Palace and Chinatown.
The city of has very good hotels to ensure a comfortable stay for the
tourists. Mentioned below is a list of some of the hotels in the city:
5 star hotels in the city:
Choms boutique Inn & Thai Kitchen
Hotel Four Seasons
4 star hotels in the city:
The Western Grande Sukhumvit
3 star hotels in the city:
Rembrandt Towers Serviced Apts
Hotel Sofitel Central
Major Tourist attractions
It is located east of Hualaphong Station which has plenty of temples
and traditional-style Chinese shop-houses, with different areas specialising
in different things.This is one most ideal place to wander around in
Chatuchak Market :
This huge market is open only on Saturdays and
Sundays, where one can buy just about anything. It's easy and usefull to
spend an entire day here.
Erawan Shrine :
Situated near the World Trade Center on the
southeast corner of Rama I and Ratchadamri Roads holds some of the wonderful
photo opportunities when followers come to worship.
Grand Palace :
Definitely, the Grand Palace is the best of Bangkok's
tourist attractions where one witnesses a fabulous collection of ornate
temples and other buildings constructed in a variety of Thai styles.
Royal Barges Museum :
Located on Klong Bangkok Noi off the Chao
Phraya River, and close to Phra Pin Klao Bridge, opposite to Thonburi
Railway Station this museum owns eight Royal barges on display.
Museum of Fine Arts
Suan Pakkad Palace
Thailand Cultural Centre
Chalerm Krung Royal
Vimanmek Palace Or Vimanmek Mansion Museum