Overview of Bangkok
Bangkok is the Capital and the most populous city in Thailand. Bangkok city is popularly known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Thai. It is also known to be the center stage of Thailand’s political struggles throughout the twentieth century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and uprisings. The Chatuchak Weekend Market also known as the J.J market is one of the largest markets in the world covering an area of 27 acres. The city of Bangkok also has the largest and the most valuable solid gold Buddha in the world.
Things to do in Bangkok
Wat Arun
The Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of Down. The impressive silhouette of Wat Arun?s towering spires is one of the most recognized in Southeast Asia.
Chao Phraya River & Water ways
This is one of the most scenic areas, the riverside reflects a constantly changing scene day and night: water-taxis and heavily laden rice barges chugging upstream, set against a backdrop of glittering temples and luxury hotels.
Wat Pho
Wat Pho harbors a fascinating collection of murals, inscriptions and sculptures that delve into various subjects, from warfare to astronomy to archaeology.
Soi Cowboy
The Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s. The Soi Cowboy district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza.
Climate in Bangkok
The best months to visit Bangkok are December to February. Bangkok?s hottest time is from March through to May, when temperatures soar as high as 40 degrees. The Low Season in Bangkok occurs between May and October. During this hot period, hotels and excursions can be discounted as much as half price.