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Bangkok is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings.Bangkok (Krung Thep) is the capital of Thailand and by far its largest city with an estimated population of over 11 million.

Bangkok is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities. Created as the Thai capital in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is a national treasure house and Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.

Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervor. Administratively, it is split up into 50 khet (districts), which are further split into 154 khwaeng, but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below of the main areas more useful for getting around.

Bangkok Districts

Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervour. Administratively, it is split up into 50 districts (เขต khet), which are further split into 154 subdistricts (แขวง khwaeng), but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below of the main areas more useful for getting around.


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District List

 

Rattanakonsin

Thonburi

Chinatown

 

Silom & Sathorn

Sukhumvit

Pathumwan

 

Ratchadaphisek

Phahonyothin

Around Bangkok

 

Bangkok Plans & Maps

 

Map of Bangkok
Bangkok District map

BTS Skytrain Plan
BTS Skytrain and Subway map

        

Sightseeings



Temples

Bangkok's temples are a unique part of the capital's heart and soul. A visit here would not be complete without seeing at least two of them. The architecture is awe-inspiring and the glittering decoration like no other. Imagine thousands of pieces of colored glass and pottery adorned with intricate structures gilded in glaring gold - you're indeed in a City of Angels!

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Monuments

Architecturally Inspiring And A Fascinating Insight Into Thailand's Rich Culture, Bangkok's Heritage Is Reflected In Its Palaces And Mansions. Bangkok's Number One Attraction, The Grand Palace Is Breathtakingly Exquisite. Shimmering In Gold, Alongside The Temple Of The Emerald Buddha, It Represents The Best In Thai Traditions. After That, Don't Forget To Visit Vimanmek Mansion, The World's Biggest Wooden Building Made From Golden Teak - Fascinating! Take A Closer ...

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Parks And Zoo

Bangkok is not just a big city full of fumes, skyscrapers, malls, traffic and pollution. There are quite a few parks scattered around the city, providing Bangkok residents with uncontaminated air and lots of healthy outdoor activities in lush, landscaped areas. Most parks come with sport facilities such as a tennis court, swimming pool, football pitch and other amenities you can take advantage of for a very small fee. Not into physical exertion? Bring your family ...

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Museums

Bangkok's many museums exhibit some of the most sublime, and strangest, collections of relics you can imagine, giving visitors a wonderful insight into Thailand's colourful culture and unique heritage. Some are housed in buildings just as interesting as their contents, like Kamthieng House, a 19th Century teak house and former abode of a rice farmer, the Bangkok Folk Museum and Jim Thompson's House. The best place to start has to be the National Museum, in Rattana...

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Typical Places

Bangkok is as intoxicating as it is diverse; a melting pot of exotic aromas, interesting sights and visual delights. It's a city with infinite layers which you need to explore to reveal its hidden secrets.

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