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Usually called Bangkok Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is the biggest airport in Thailand. One of the most instagrammed placed in the world, the airport has a unique and beautiful design. With long tubular corridors of glass and steel, and bright, airy halls, this picturesque location is a major transfer point for Southeast Asia.
Located 16 miles from the city centre, transit from the airport into Bangkok is by the Airport rail link, bus, car hire or taxi.
Situated 40 km from the Gulf of Thailand, it sits on the delta of the Chao Phraya River and is the main port of the country. The city was formerly divided into two municipalities, Thon Buri to the west, and Krung Thep on the east bank. These parts of the city are inter connected by several bridges.
Bangkok is the short version of the name of this city, which holds the Guinness record for the longest name of a place. The ceremonial name of the city being, “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”
A crowded and ever bustling city, Bangkok is known for its vibrant street life, ornate shrines, shops, factories and homes, network of canals and winding roads. A major tourist destination, Bangkok is a large city of numerous cultural attractions and captivating nightlife. It is also known for its flourishing sex trade.
Places of note include the Grand Palace and its Wat Phra Kaew Temple, also the Wat Arun Temple, the enormous reclining Buddha and more. A most interesting city it is said that being bare chested in public is forbidden and illegal and going out without underwear could land a person in jail. There is much to learn, do and see in the city that is Bangkok.
Named after the God of Dawn, Aruna, Wat Arun is one of over 31,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand, however it is one that stands out. Standing at 79 metres tall, the temple is situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, guarded by two mythical giants that keep watch over the grounds of the temple. An incredible sight to see, the tower is covered in coloured porcelain and ceramic tiles, a truly beautiful structure.
Unique tastes and culinary preferences are what you will find in Bangkok. Whether you are trying out street stalls or upscale restaurants, you will find numerous spicy dishes along with foods like jasmine rice, Pad Thai, popular fish and curry or even fried caterpillars and cockroaches.
If your palate is up for an adventure, then this would be a great place for it.