Visiting Bangkok & What To See & Do On Your Trip
Bangkok is a populous and capital city of the Kingdom of Thailand. The city is located by Chao Phraya river delta which is in Central Thailand. The city has a population of about eight million, while a population of 14 million occupies the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
Bangkok’s history can be traced back to the time when it was a trading post of miniscule proportions during the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. From its trading operations in the 15th century, it grew to be a site where dual capital cities were located, Rattanakosin and Thonburi, which existed in the same place in the eighteenth century. When Siam was being modernized Bangkok was centered on this project and later Siam came to be known as Thailand. There were political struggles that the country went through in the 20th century as the country moved to a constitutional rule from monarchy. When the investment boom took place in the Asian countries during the nineties, several multinational corporations made Bangkok their regional headquarters. The city soon had a flourishing business hub along with which grew other service sectors like health care, transport, entertainment, fashion, art and culture.
Today the city is known to be a tourist destination for its vibrant street culture as well as the historic and religious landmarks that echo the history of the region.
For those who wish to see the city, there are certain historic landmarks to check out such as the Grand Palace or Buddhist temples like Wat Pho or Wat Arun. In contrast the nightlife scenes like Patpong and Khaosan Road are popular attractions for tourists who come here. There are royal palaces, temples as well as museums that showcase the cultural and historic evolution of the city. The city is also popular for varied dining and shopping experiences.