About Bangkok in Thailand
Lying on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in the southwestern Thailand, Bangkok is the capital and largest city of the country. It is a chief port and a political, cultural, educational, industrial and financial centre of Thailand.
It has a population of more than 6.5 million people. It is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Influenced by the Asian Monsoon, Bangkok has a hot and humid climate throughout the year.
Bangkok boasts its historical sites and natural beauty. The Grand Palace which was built in 1782, has become an architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family.
The Wat Kaeo Fa is an ancient temple located in an open area close to Khiong Bangkok Noi. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is renowned as the most beautiful temple in Thailand. Wat Pho is the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok,
housing more than 1000 Buddha images. The Golden Mount Temple where you can get a good view of Bangkok is a part of the Wat Saket Temple. Wat Traimit is home to the largest solid gold Buddha in the world. Other tourist attractions include Dragon Boat Temple, Wat Arun, San Bao Temple, Erawan Shrine, Vimanmek Mansion and the National Art Gallery. The Chao Phraya River cruise is also a great experience to view the city of Bangkok.