Bangkok (known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Thai), capital and the chief port of Thailand. To be one of Asia’s cosmopolitan mastepieces, Bangkok is also the country’s cultural and commercial centre.
The city locates about 25 miles from the Gulf of Thailand, crossed by the Chao Phraya River. With over eight million of population, Bangkok is the most populous city there.
Bangkok was the capital of Siam (the old name of Thailand) since 1782, when Minister Chao Phraya Chakkri, the leader of Chakkri dynasty, proclaimed as King Rama I. He decided to move the capital from the west to the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. Rama I built his new capital based on the former capital, Ayutthaya. During Rama reigns, many parts of Thailand’s architectural signatures including the Grand Palace and Buddhist temples (involving Wat Arun, Wat Pho,…) were completed.
From the 60s to the 80s, the city had grown rapidly while now has become the centre of Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.


Bangkok is also on the list of world’s top tourist destinations (topped the 2017 ranking). The city is such a paradise for tourists. As the main gateway to arrive in Thailand, Bangkok is visited by a big amount of international and also domestic tourists.
With multi-faceted sights, there are a lot of tourist attractions in Bangkok, which appeal to diverse groups of tourists. The Royal palaces, gilded temples and giant museums establish its major historical and cultural attractions. Shopping and dining experiences are a collection of choices and prices. The city’s nightlife is another impression attracts tourists from all over the world.
Some of Bangkok's best-known attractions are the Grand Palace and major Buddhist temples. Prominent temples such as Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Ratchanadda, Wat Phu Khao Thong, Wat Benchamabophit, Wat Traimit, Wat Sutat, and Wat Bowon can form your endless Bangkok adventure. The Giant Swing and Erawan Shrine give us a sight of how Hinduism has influenced Thai culture. Vimanmek Mansion is the world's largest teak building, while the Jim Thompson House maintains traditional Thai architecture... Take cruises and boat trips along the Chao Phraya and Thonburi's canals to enjoy the sunset are unforgettable experiences.


Many shopping venues are popular with both tourists and locals, from the shopping centres and department stores to the Weekend Market. Taling Chan Floating Market is also a star of Bangkok. Yaowarat is not only known for its shops, but also the street food and restaurants. Khao San Road is really famous to backpacker tourism, for budget accommodations, shops and bars…
Bangkok is hot throughout the year, the temperature is from 77 °F (25 °C) in December to 86 °F (30 °C) at the peak of the hot season in April. The average annual rainfall totals 60 inches (1,500 mm), four-fifths of which drop in the late of rainy season, from mid-May through September. The dry season here is from December to February. The humidity can vary from 60% at least in the cold season to more than 80% during the rainy months.