Bangkok Travel Guide - City Landscape
Bangkok’s cityscape at night – Bangkok Travel Guide

Introduction to Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and most populated city. In Thai, it is known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, which means ‘City of Angels.’ Administratively, it is divided into 50 districts, each of which is subdivided into 169 subdistricts.

Before 1782, Bangkok was little more than a tiny trading post on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Then, after the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders, King Rama I (the first king of the current Chakri dynasty), made it the capital of Siam. Since then, Bangkok has been at the core of the late 19th century modernization of Siam, subsequently renamed Thailand, as the kingdom confronted Western pressures.

Bangkok is now one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities, with beautiful temples and palaces, natural canals, bustling marketplaces, and a dynamic nightlife that caters to all tastes. Bangkok is a massive and contemporary city packed with nightlife and delicious food. The city’s views, activities, and nightlife appeal to a wide range of visitors. Its primary historical and cultural tourism attractions are royal palaces and temples. Shopping and eating experiences provide a variety of options and pricing.

Table of Contents

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How to get to Bangkok

Map of Bangkok Province

How to get around Bangkok

Top Attractions in Bangkok

Aerial View of Grand Palace

Grand Palace

The official residence of the Kings of Siam.

Museum Siam

Museum Siam

The country’s first national discovery museum.

Wat Arun on Afternoon

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

A well-known temple on the Chao Phraya River’s west bank.

Wat Saket

Wat Saket (The Golden Mount)

The temple that is best known for its high hill with a breathtaking view.

Wat Pho

Wat Pho

The temple that is best known for the Reclining Buddha.

Wat Paknam Bhasi Charoen

Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen

The temple famous for its iconic giant Buddha statue.

Shopping in Thailand: A Complete Guide to Retail Therapy - Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

One of the largest open-air markets in the world.

Jodd Fairs Night Market

Jodd Fairs Night Market

One of Bangkok’s largest night market.

Yaowarat China Town

Yaowarat (China Town)

One of the largest Chinatowns in the world.

Side Trips

External Resources

Bangkok Travel Guide - Wat Arun
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) at sunset – Bangkok Travel Guide

Summary of Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok is a busy metropolis with a rich tradition and culture. It has become one of Southeast Asia’s most prominent and modern cities as a result of its expanding economic growth and tremendous appeal as an international tourist destination. The city’s emergence as a modern metropolis while keeping its cultural legacy is reflected by stunningly beautiful temples and palaces, as well as trendy skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls. Still can’t make the decision? Feel free to check out other well-known provinces in Thailand:

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