Bangkok is home to over 8 million people and is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with plenty for everyone to see and do. Like many capital cities around the world, the roads in Bangkok are heavily congested although there is an excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) connecting many areas in central Bangkok, so getting from A to B is not as difficult as you may imagine.
Not surprisingly there are lots of well known sites to be appreciated. These include the Grand Palace, Wat Pho Temple – home of the famous Reclining Buddha, Chatuchak Weekend Market and the famous Khao San Road which is popular with backpackers and other tourists. Bangkok, like all areas of Thailand is filled with wonderful Temples but the Erawan Shrine is a symbol of Thailand’s connection with Hinduism.
Bangkok is of course known for its red light districts that are primarily focused around the Soi Cowboy and Nana areas. Fantastic shopping malls are plentiful and offer everything from novelty items to Louis Vuitton handbags, along with everything in between. Markets and street vendors are also to be found throughout the city, many of which offer more authentic products and are more of a reflection of ‘real’ Thai life.
Slightly to the north of Bangkok you will the ancient city of Ayutthaya which was formerly the capital. Here you will find interesting ruins and spectacular pagodas. The cities of Pattaya to the south east and Hua Hin to the south west are popular destinations for those looking for a weekend break away from Bangkok.
Hotels, restaurants and bars are in available in abundance, matching everyone’s budget, tastes and requirements. Everyone is catered for superbly in a typical Thai relaxed and friendly manner wherever you stay or visit in Bangkok.