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Overview
As the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok features both old-world charm and modern convenience, at times served up in an apparently chaotic manner, but always with a gracious smile.
Invariably, every Thailand holiday includes a visit to the kingdom’s capital city, Bangkok, or Krung Thep, “the city of angels” as it is known to its inhabitants. Many tourists who travel to Bangkok are immediately overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and the vast number of attractions Bangkok has to offer. Indeed there are a wide variety of Bangkok sightseeing opportunities spanning more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782 by King Rama I, the first king of the present Chakri dynasty; since that auspicious date, Bangkok has swelled to a cosmopolitan, 21st century city of more than ten million inhabitants.
While the immensity of the city and the chaos of its bustling streets can be intimidating at first, those who spend some time in Bangkok are quickly enamored by the variety of attractions Bangkok contains, from exotic temples, which epitomize Thailand’s strong Buddhist history, to modern shopping malls, which have make shopping an integral part of any Bangkok holiday. As the kingdom’s political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital, Bangkok features attractions guaranteed to please visitors either simply passing through the city or spending their entire Thailand holiday in Bangkok.

History & Traditions
Nearly every Bangkok holiday includes a visit to Thailand’s Grand Palace, arguably the premier Bangkok sightseeing attraction. Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s Rattakosin district, the gleaming spires of the Grand Palace are conveniently located nearby Bangkok’s most spectacular temples, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keaw), the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and Wat Po, which features an enormous reclining Buddha and was home of the first Thai massage school in the kingdom. These iconic destinations are top attractions to all visitors who travel to Bangkok looking to appreciate Thailand’s unique cultural traditions.
In fact, there are more than 400 functioning Buddhist temples throughout the city and it’s not uncommon when you travel in Bangkok to spot saffron robed monks collecting morning alms or traveling throughout out the city, including along the Chao Phraya, the “River of Kings”, which passes alongside Rattakosin and the Temple of the Dawn.
The winding Chao Phraya is connected by numerous canals from which Bangkok has earned its nickname the “Venice of the East”; when you travel around Bangkok, a cruise on the Chao Phraya, a visit to a floating market, or an exploration of the cities “back alley” canals (klongs) are themselves unique Bangkok attractions.

Accommodation
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok attracts millions of visitors each year, including tourists and business travelers. To cater to such a diverse multitude of guests, Bangkok features the widest variety and quality of places to stay in Thailand, if not the entire world. The vast range of accommodation in Bangkok includes some of worlds most acclaimed hotels as well as entire neighborhoods of budget backpacker hostels and guesthouses.

Attractions
As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Bangkok has innumerable attractions, including temples, markets, palaces, and museums, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Bangkok holiday.

Food & Drink
Bangkok is one of the premier cities for world-class cuisine. In addition to thousands of outstanding Thai restaurants from five-star to street stall, Bangkok features the entire spectrum of international cuisines, a byproduct of its cosmopolitan population. Expatriate Japanese, Indian, German, Italian, French, Lebanese, and people of nearly every other nationality have established authentic eateries throughout the city. Upscale food courts in many shopping plazas provide visitors with a wide selection of outstanding restaurants, and most hotels feature at least one Thai and one international dining establishment. An incipient food-tourism industry has even appeared on the scene; a testament to the outstanding variety and quality of cuisine available in Thailand’s capital city.

Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are perhaps more common in Bangkok than in any city in the world. Thai people love to celebrate; they even commemorate Thai, Chinese, and Western New Years; regardless of origin, holidays cause the city to come alive in celebration. In addition to unofficially enjoying a number of foreign holidays, Buddhist holidays and those that honor the kingdom’s royal family or history of independence and democracy are an integral part of the people's lives.

(Original information sourced form Thailand Tourism Dept)


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Amari Atrium Hotel

Amari Atrium is a high-rise, T-shaped, 27-storey building with a glass tower. The lobby is bright and airy, with a blend of cool and warm splashes of colour. By night, the grand understated ce...

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Furama Xclusive Sukhumvit Bangkok

FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit - A Unico Collection, is ideally located in the heart of Bangkok's Central Business District and easily accessible to the rest of the city.

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Amari Boulevard Hotel

Amari Boulevard Hotel consiss of 2 wings off a central lobby. The established Siam wing is a 15-storey, white, concrete, high-rise in modern style. The lobby is newly renovated in contemporary Thai...

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Amari Watergate Hotel

Amari Watergate is a modern brown concrete and blue reflector glass high-rise tower. The atrium lobby on the 1st floor is very large and newly renovated to reflect the classical trendy style. ...

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Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa

The exterior of Marriott Bangkok Resort & Spa  is a series of modern low-rise buildings constructed of brick and tile, with Thai architectural accents, set in lovely gardens with...

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Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok is a graceful glass tower, amounting to 60 storeys, with guest rooms starting at the 15th floor, up to 58th floor. The entrance to the hotel has a sweeping spiral staircase whic...

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Bel Aire Princess Hotel

The hotel is situated on Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road at Soi 5. The hotel enjoys a good location with easy access to the main shopping and entertainment options. Airport transfers take 35-40 minutes th...

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Centara Grand Bangkok

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld - Finally, a fully integrated and innovative hotel, convention venue, retail, and leisure complex ideally situated in the heart of Bang...

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Dusit Thani Bangkok

The Dusit Thani hotel is distinguished by an architectural design that is a modern interpretation of classical Thai style. This is a perfect reflection of the hotel's blend of traditional Thai...

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Furama Silom Bangkok

Furama Silom is a 20-story high-rise building of black plate glass and houses both hotel facilities and apartments. The lobby is newly renovated, welcoming and comfortable, with air condi...

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Furama Xclusive Asoke-Sukhumvit Bangkok

It is located the heart of Bangkok, Sukhumvit 21 Asoke, where is very easy accessible thru Bangkok by either sky train station Asoke or subway station Sukhumvit. The hotel is also close to entertai...

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Furama Xclusive Sathorn Bangkok

The Unico Grande Sathorn is a prime location in the heart of Bangkoks central district, within walking distance of commercial centers and the fast and efficient Bangkok Transit System (BTS). We can...

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Landmark Hotel

The hotel is conveniently located along Sukhumvit Road next to the Nana traffic junction. The hotel provides immediate access to the airport expressway and is about 3 kilometres from the Queen Siri...

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Millenium Hilton Bangkok

Located on the Chao Phraya River, with sweeping views of Bangkok, this new contemporary hotel is accessible by road, sky train, or river by Hilton's shuttle boat.

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The Sukhothai Bangkok

The hotel is located on South Sathorn Road, an ideal business location. Only a few minutes walk to catch subway at station Lumpini. Also easy access to SuanLum night bazaar.
 

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