Bangkok - the Asian "City of Angels"

Bangkok was constructed in 1782 and is not only the capital of Thailand but also its largest city and main port. Sometimes known as the ‘City of Angels’ Bangkok is full of surprises, with its many attractions showing of its unique heritage, the fantastic markets and shopping centres along with the vibrant nightlife and so much more, making it a principle destination for most travellers.

Bangkok’s population is close to nine million so when you visit if you want to avoid the crowds and the traffic perhaps the quickest and easiest way to get around is the fantastic, modern public transport including the underground and the amazing sky train, from which you can see how amazing the city really looks.

Bangkok has an interesting blend of old and new, with its giant, modern sky scrapers to the old part of the city with temples and traditional Thai architecture. Bangkok’s temples are an integral part to the city and its heritage and are one of its main attractions. There are many temples in the city which are still in use today; if you visit the temples early in the morning you will see the Monks that live in the temples go about their morning duties dressed in the saffron coloured robes. Some of the main temples to visit in Bangkok include Wat Phra Kaew (The Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) and many more.

Providing a beautiful insight to Thailand’s rich culture are the palaces, which are an extremely popular tourist attraction. The Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok and therefore the most popular tourist attraction too. Tourists often include a trip to see this beautiful palace on their holiday to Thailand, with its stunning, traditional architecture and breathtaking interior decorations no wonder this former home of the Thai King is so popular and a must see attraction.

Along with the palaces and temples there are many more attractions to see on a trip to Bangkok including museums, mansions, waterways and many more, all so impressive and make a holiday to Bangkok a truly unique experience.

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