In 2009 Bangkok was named the second most expensive city in Southeast Asia after Singapore. Today Bangkok is one of the “economic animals” in the world, but Asian city succeeds in a great way to combine their cultural heritage, historical monuments and тхе heritage with its famous places for all sorts of entertainment. This symbiosis of Bangkok’s image won a lot of interesting and exotic destinations.
The historic city cannot be negligent not at the expense of shiny modern buildings of urban landscapes. Among the biggest attractions of Bangkok are thousands of temples, Grand Palace, Palace Vimanmek, the famous red-lighted areas that offer passionate pleasures.
All of these sites individually or as a group has reason to Bangkok each year to arrive more than 11 million tourists from around the world – a number that far exceeds the number of visitors to world famous destinations such as Paris and London.
Bangkok is the capital, largest and most important city of Thailand. Bangkok is located on the Gulf of Thailand, just where the river Chao Phraya flowing into marine waters. The river is the most important characteristic that separates the city landscape view. In Bangkok, there is a whole pleiad of river branches and smaller channels, which earned him the nickname “Venice of the East.
Around 6.5 million people live in the main part of Bangkok and the suburbs together with the number of residents of Thailand’s capital jumped to nearly 12 million people. With this population of Bangkok is considered one of the most crowded cities in the world.
Bangkok today is the result of a huge investment boom in the 80s and 90s in Asian countries. Many multinational corporations have established headquarters in the capital of Thailand and Bangkok to become one of the world business and financial centers.
In recent decades, Bangkok has emerged as a significant economic, political, but cultural, fashion center, the arena is not only important business deals and cases but also entertainment and fun. With these factors, Bangkok ranks to world capitals like Singapore and Hong Kong. You should note the significant environmental problems which are a result of the Bangkok-speed growth. According to the World Meteorological Organization Bangkok is the hottest city in the world.
However, Bangkok remains one of the most popular tourist destinations. Bangkok began a village, starting first as a small trading town on the western bank of the Chao. This is even before the establishment of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, which is considered the precursor of modern Thailand.
Kingdom there from 1350 to 1767. In 1767 the city fells under the control of the Burmese Kingdom. The official name of Bangkok today consists of 20 words objectives and is considered one of the longest in the world. Sightseeing tour in Bangkok is long but incredibly interesting. One of the biggest sightseeing in the Asian city is the Grand Palace. This opulent royal palace spreads big as the facade, especially the interior design of the castle is decorated in gold and precious stones.
This palace complex is remarkable for its variety of buildings, which ended with dragon tails. At the Grand Palace in Bangkok, you can see the statue of the Emerald Buddha, which is located in the royal chapel.
This figure of Buddha is the most sacred and most – revered throughout Thailand. In Bangkok, there are ancient temples and the Golden Reclining Buddha, and so. Marble Temple. Grand Palace in Bangkok is not used as a residence by the king, but only for official ceremonies. Unfortunately, the four main buildings in the complex are not open to tourists, but facades they are also something remarkable.
You must visit the famous floating markets where you can buy souvenirs, art and other local delicacies. Be sure to walk around the old houses that are built on wooden pillars in the water. Very interesting to visit the house of Jim Thompson. It is the most important American in the history of modern Thailand. Before you disappear without a trace in 1967 in the jungles of Malaysia, it raises the domestic production of silk.