Thinking of heading towards Bangkok Thailand? It’s about as energetic and exciting as any city can get, only this one has so much more to offer. And with reasonably priced fares to get you there, it's a good reason to get going. And with big companies offering great deals, getting there has never been cheaper or easier. To get you in the right mood, here is some information about the city you should know before going.
If you desperately need a break from the snow and icy weather on your annual holiday, then perhaps the city of angels might just be the right place for you to visit this time round. And did you know that Bangkok was once named the world’s hottest city by the World Meteorological Organization? Best to stay hydrated.
World famous for the friendly nature of its citizens, one of Bangkok’s nicknames is the Land of Smiles. And it’s no myth either. You'll immediately notice the gentle temperament, the cool charm and general warmth of your hosts as soon as you arrive in this lively city. However, it's worth being a little cautious too.
You may think you know Bangkok and all it stands for but what you may not know is that the city isn't actually called any of that. If you really want to impress the locals here, you need to eschew the catchy nickname in favour of the city’s full ceremonial title.
And here it is!
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Wow! That seems like a huge mouthful to swallow. Nevertheless, give it your best shot. You may need to go over that a few times before you’re ready to try it out.
Food is central to the whole Thai experience. If you really think you
know what Thai food is all about, you may need to think again. There’s nothing quite like it on this planet to beat
the sheer anticipation and exhilaration of a Bangkok food market. And as always, it's simply incredible
value for your money.
Fried cockroaches and caterpillars are served right next door to more conservative (to western palates) dishes like the classic Pad Thai. At the other end of the scale, the city of Bangkok also boasts many top five-star restaurants of international renown.
Bangkok and the surrounding area is known for its great many Buddhist Temples making touring around a few of them a key component of any Thai holiday. Chief among them is Wat Pho, the Reclining Buddha Temple. It has to be seen to be believed. A tour of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew is also a must.
In the year 2008, The World’s Best Awards Reader’s Survey, conducted by travel magazine Travel and Leisure, awarded Bangkok, Thailand the World’s Best City, beating off competition from other top tourist destinations such as Florence and Bali. Bangkok today still remains in one of the top five positions.
Quote 1: "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well". (Diane Ackerman)
Quote 2: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page". (Saint Augustine) Having said this, it will definitely be worth your while to see more places of interest in Bangkok by reading at least one more page on this site.
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National Parks across Thailand not only protect their regions natural resources, including endangered species, but they also create educational and tranquil recreational facilities for visitors.
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Ko Tarutao Marine Park is a 51 island archipelago of which Ko Lipe is the prettiest. They all lie within the Andaman Sea and are renowned for their superb dive sites, sandy beaches and coral reef.
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Ang Thong National Marine Park is an archipelago west of Ko Samui. Once a haven for pirates now a paradise for tourists to explore limestone caves, snorkel among coral reefs or just relax on the beach
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Khao Sok National Park and wildlife sanctuary forms the largest and most dramatic tract of virgin rain forest in southern Thailand offering you some of the best hiking trails.
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Doi Inthanon National Park in Northern Thailand affords you the opportunity to explore some of the best hiking trails, hill tribe villages, cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks and so much more.
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