Thailand's capital city is Bangkok which is also the largest city in the country. It is also known as Krung Thep in Thai which means “City of Angels”. Because of its close proximity to the equator, Bangkok was named as the hottest city in the world. There are lots of sunny days in Bangkok and if you prefer to experience a cooler weather, visit during months of November to February.
Bangkok served as a small trading post on the riverbanks of Chao Phraya during the 15th century. Bangkok became Siam's capital after the Burmese invaded and burned down Ayuthaya in 1782. Since King Rama I of the Chakri dynasty reigned Bangkok, it became the country's center for religion, politics, education and commerce.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Most of the biggest Thai festivals are held in Bangkok including the Chinese New Year where they close the street of Yaowarat to celebrate this colorful event. Experience the traditional New Year's celebration in Thailand by joining the Songkran Festival held every April. The most-visited area in Bangkok is the Rattanakosin Island where you can find some of the city's main attractions such as the magnificent Grand Palace which houses the Wat Phra Kaew and Emerald Buddha. Also in the area is the spectacular Wat Pho, which boasts of having the largest reclining Buddha in the world.
Since the traffic is bad in Bangkok, the best way to get around is by taking the BTS Skytrain, MRT or the Chao Phraya Express Boat. For a new experience, take the traditional Tuk-Tuk or motorbike taxi when you stay in of cheap hotels in Bangkok