Hotels in Bangkok
Tourism in Bangkok
Bangkok has more than 5 million inhabitants and is the cultural, social and political centre of Thailand. Bangkok, or Krung Thep, which means City of Angels was founded as a small trading port. Since then, its growth in economic and population terms has experienced a considerable boom over the past few decades, mainly as a result of the revenues obtained through tourism in all its different aspects.
Bangkok is a delightful and attractive city. Its culture is deeply rooted in ancestral traditions, in the life that flows from the banks of the rivers that cross the city and the new technologies that give the city a more cosmopolitan appearance, in contrast with the more traditional side of Bangkok.
Some of the most important places to visit in the city are the canal of Pasicharoen or the temples of Rachatiwat, Rassattadum, Rakhangkositaram or Mahathat. The floating market is one of the greatest attractions of the city, and is held every day on the river Pat Pong. There are a great many temples decorating the streets of this enigmatic city, such as Wat Pho or the temple of the lying Buddha or Wat Arum or the Temple of the Dawn. Those who visit Bangkok should not only visit the city, but venture beyond this bustling capital where they will find many marvels such as beaches with magnificent sand or impressive jungles.
The sometimes chaotic pace of life in the city is in contrast with the rest of the country, where there are still tribes that have no contact with modern-day life or virgin areas that will remain etched on ones mind. It is impossible to leave the country without visiting Chiang Mai, known as the rose of the North, relaxing on the isle of Pukhet or Krabi or visiting the golden triangle in Chiang Rai.
Both Bangkok and Thailand in general are unpolished diamonds, unprocessed pearls that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.