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Photo: Tuk Tuk in Chinatown, Bangkok


Bangkok - Krung Thep

Bangkok is also known as Krung Thep is one of Asia ’s most cosmopolitan cities.

The capital city of Thailand, the actual name in Thai is
Krungthepmahanakorn Amornrattanakosin Mahintrayuthaya Mahadilokpob Noparat Rajataniburirom Udomrajanivej Mahasatharn Amornpimarn Awatarnsatis Sakatadtiya Wisanukamprasit.

The english translation:
The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.

The Bangkok Province borders six other provinces:
Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom.


Main Attractions of Bangkok

National Museum Na Phrathat Road
Royal Barges Museum On Bangkok Noi Canal
Museum of Imagery Technology
Prasart Museum
National Theatre Location: Na Phrathat Road
National Art Gallery Location: On Chaofa Road



See more Thailand in my vt pages:
Thailand, Samut Prakan, Petchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya,
Kanchanaburi, Pattaya, Lopburi, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima


Pictures of Bangkok in the web:
Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Chinatown, Wat Benchamabovit, Suan Pakkad Palace


See great pictures of Bangkok in my Travelogues:
Bangkok Streets - Bangkok by Night - Bangkok Chao Praya River and Canals - Bangkok Baiyoke II Tower
Bangkok Ocean World - Bangkok Bridges - Bangkok Travel Bus - Bangkok Tuk Tuk - Bangkok Soi "The other Bangkok"


My favorite Wat - Temples in Bangkok

01. Wat Benchamabophit Si Ayutthaya Road
02. Wat Pho - Temple of Reclining Buddha Chetuphon Road
03. Wat Suthat Bamrung Muang Road
04. Wat Phra Kaeo - Temple of the Emerald Buddha
05. Wat Indravihan in the Bang Khun Phrom area on Wisutkasat Road


06. Wat Mahathat
07. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
08. Wat Ratchabophit
09. Wat Thepthidaram
10. Wat Saket & Golden Mount

My favorite Museums and Palaces in Bangkok

01. Jim Thompson House
02. Suan Pakkad Palace
03. Royal Barges Museum
04. National Museum
05. Vinanmek Palace


06. Grand Palace
07. Kamthieng House
08. Prasart Museum
09. Royal Thai Air Museum
10. Erawan Museum

My favorite Skyscrapers in Bangkok

01. The Elephant Building
02. State Tower
03. Central World Hotel
04. Banyan Tree
05. Sathorn House


06. Q-House Lumpini
07. Centrepoint Ratchdamri
08. Millennium Residence
09. Vanit Tower
10. Las Colinas

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Museums, Wats-Temples, Monuments, Nightlife
  • Cons:Traffic, this is a big problem for Bangkok
  • In a nutshell:A lot to and to do and to do and to do and to do and.....
  • Last visit to Bangkok: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 31, 2010
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Comments (58)

  • Rinjani's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    Excellent page. Thank you for sharing this

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    A lot of informative new updates on this great page! Haha, souvlaki in Bangkok!

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2009 at 8:21 AM

    You've got here so many places I'm familiar with (saw them on my two visits), but even more that I haven't seen. I can tell you that my favourite site is Wat Arun. Thanks for a great page.

  • xuessium's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2009 at 7:28 AM

    Thanks for dropping by my Siem Reap page, mate. Cheers!

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Nikos: It is one of your best pages very vast and informative. Wonderful I just completed it today. You have covered almost everythingI wanted to visit.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Your helpful transport tips would help travellers get around Bangkok = but it does look so busy!

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2009 at 4:06 AM

    amazing ! i wish i saw before i went there almost ywo years ago! congratulations!eva

  • Balam's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:40 AM

    Great tips and fantastic pics of a fantastic City.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2009 at 7:33 AM

    I love the shopping.....get me more bags please!!!!!!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2009 at 5:05 AM

    What a fantastic page on Bangkok! Hope to be able to visit Thailand one day. Regína

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