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image Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand. Bangkok is known in Thai as Krung and the map of Bangkok is located at 1345′N 10031′E, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand. The map of Bangkok is a fast growing, economically and culturally dynamic city in Southeast Asia. The city has been named as the world's hottest city
by the World Meteorological Organization. Bangkok has turned out to be one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Tours in bangkok would lead one to an enthralling, vibrant, colorful, and at times even mind-boggling city. Map of Bangkok sees gleaming skyscrapers grace the skyline alongside stunning, historical temples. Bangkok has it all from the sensory thrill that never ceases to delight to floating markets and fruit carvings to robed monks and the infamous tuk-tuks, postcard images abound there's everything. Tourists can experience the true wonders of the city of contrast and diversity, taking a deeper look.

Bangkok tours are considered to be incomplete without making the most of the city's famous nightlife. Bangkok nightlife is amazing and offers something for every taste. Bangkok nightlife is mainly concentrated near Silom Road, on Sukhumvit Road or between Siam Square and the World Trade Centre. The city hosts a vibrant nightlife scene drawing a large amount of tourists and Thais as well. Bangkok nightlife has a reputation for being wild and rowdy. But at the same time it's relaxed, safe, enjoyable and great fun to be part of it. The city is fast trying to established itself as Asia's capital of cool. Bangkok's diverse nightlife scene features everything from excellent live music and good jazz clubs to ultra cool bars, trendy clubs and great restaurants.

Bangkok tours along with shopping are an experience in itself. Shopping here is sure to thrill and delight even the most sensitive shopper. One will find everything whatever one is looking for, from the modern, air-conditioned malls, to the hustle and bustle of its famous markets, Bangkok has it all. The number of options for shopping is exhausting as Bangkok is full of shopping malls and street markets of all types.

Best Places in Bangkok
image WAT PHO (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length.
The Grand Palace are Bangkok's most popular cultural attractions. The wat, which was built in 1782 at the behest of King Rama I, consists of several gilded structures and is noted for its extensive murals showing scenes from the Ramakian, the Thai version of the Indian epic Ramayana.
Vimanmek Mansion, the principal building in the palace compound, was built for King Rama V on land he named "The Dusit Garden" located between Padung Krungkasem and Samsen canals.
The name Ananda Samakhom was taken from a previous building that had deteriorated and was no longer usable. The foundation stone was placed by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his ascension to the throne.
image WAT ARUN
The temple was built during the Ayutthaya period and was originally called "Wat Makok" after the name of the local village "Tambol Bangmakok" which means "Village of Olives".
Wat Phra Kaeo (the Temple of The Emerald Buddha), was the first permanent structure built in what is now Bangkok. For most Thai people, a visit to Bangkok is not fulfilled unless they visit Wat Phra Kaeo and pray before The Emerald Buddha.
The Golden Mount is on a man-made hill with a diameter of 500 metres and soars 100 metres to the sky. There was a small chedi on this site and after it collapsed, King Rama III commissioned the constructed of a much larger one which was completed during the reign of King Rama V.
The Golden Buddha is believed to be 700 to 800 years old as it is in the Mara attitude, typical of the Sukhothai era. It was installed at Wat Phrayakrai in the Yannawa area of Bangkok during the reign of King Rama III where it stayed until 1931.
The National Museum, located on the opposite side of Sanam Luang to The Grand Palace, was established in 1887 by King Rama V. The foundation collection was previously stored at The Grand Palace. The original building was formerly the palace of a vice-ruler.
The Royal Barge Procession is one of the most spectacular events in the world. It is performed occasionally during the Tod Kathin Buddhist Festival when H.M. It was also seen by millions of viewers around the world when it was specially staged for the 2003 APEC.
Safari World is Bangkok 's greatest open zoo and leisure park. It is located in Min Buri, on Raminthra Road . The 300-acre complex comprises a Safari Park populated by African and Asian mammals, a Marine Park with amusing performances of well-trained dolphins and seals, a Bird Park and a Games Corner.
The house is set in beautiful tropical gardens with ponds. The architecture is in the Ayutthaya style constructed of teak wood. The main residence building is furnished with antiques such as a lion-leg bed that was used by King Rama II.
Weekend Getaways around Bangkok
image CHA AM & HUA HIN
Cha Am and Hua Hin are quiet relaxed coastal towns, perfect for family vacations. Both tourist resorts boast long uncluttered beaches, while Hua Hin, larger than Cha-am, has the added attraction of a traditional fishing port.
Kanchanaburi is a place of arresting scenic beauty, forested mountains, grand waterfalls, pristine national parks and other places of interest.
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