Bangkok is the country's only metropolis, the major port, the major receiver of foreign visitors by air and the country's commercial capital. Bangkok is home to nearly 20% of Thailand's population with approximately 12 million people.


  • Bangkok’s nightlife scene at Khaosan Road and Patpong, Grand Palace and Buddhist temples such as Wat Arun and Wat Pho have made the city a major tourism hub with MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index declaring it the most visited city and Travel + Leisure magazine declaring it “World’s Best City” for four consecutive years.
  • 3. At 132.2 meters, the Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport features the world’s tallest aircraft control tower.
  • 4. Bangkok is fondly referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ due to its active nightlife scene as well as having as many canals as Venice in Italy. It is also called ‘City of Angles’ due to its fascination with city planning.
  • If you want to spend your day away from the city’s hustle and bustle without venturing out of the city, the Rama IX Park and Chatuchak are the two largest parks in Bangkok and will be a good place to rest.
  • Bangkok is dissected by the meandering Chao Phraya River. The scenic river banks of Chao Phraya add to the beauty of the city.


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