City Of Angel
Bangkok, known to the Thais as “Krungtep”, which means the city of Angels, was established in 1782 by King Rama I as capital of Siam. Over the past two centuries; it has developed into a great metropolis with population of over eight million. Like other modern cities in the world, Bangkok boasts lots of massive buildings, numerous luxurious hotels, shopping centres, and a modern international airport. But Bangkok has also retained its traditional charm. It is a mixture of East and West, the ancient and the modern. Its surface has taken on the look of present time, while underneath the old ways are much alive in Thais’ everyday life. So, despite its modernization, Bangkok is still best suited for a glimpse of traditional arts, architecture, religion, and other aspects of culture of Thai people. Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew ( Temple of The Emerald Buddha), located in the same compound in the very heart of Bangkok, are most frequently visited by foreigner tourists and local people alike.
Indeed, there is much to discover, and in addition to the city’s most famous monuments there are numerous lesser know sights of great interest. The Chapel of the Emerald Buddha, which enshrines the nation palladium, rightly tops the sightseeing list, but Bangkok numbers more than 400 temples, many of which have their own fascination.
Create Your Personal Tour
Bangkok and Central Thailand present the perfect starting point for your journey into the kingdom. You can also choose to wrap up your stay or spend the whole of your tour in the “Heart of Thailand”.