Bangkok Travel Guide
Bangkok, Thailand's capital city, is the center of everything, traditional civilization, foreign civilization and material prosperity.
Thai people call their capital "Krung Thep" which means the city of angels. It was founded about 300 years ago to replace the old capital city, Thonburi. Most interesting tourist places in Bangkok are grand and splendid temples and palaces, canals and rivers. Furthermore, Bangkok is also a shopping center of all kinds of goods.
Bangkok at night is decorated with lights which shine on historical places, castles and temples. This turns the confusing city during the daytime to a wonderful, dazzling city at night, as if it was really the city of angels.
Attractions in Bangkok
Palaces Temples Parks Museums & Theatres
Rattanakosin riverine island is the historical heart of Bangkok. It is one of the most enchanting cities that many traveller from around the world wish to explore.
Cruise along the Chao Phraya River
see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings Wat Prayunwong, Wat Arun, the Grand Palace, Wat Rakhang Kositaram, and the Royal Boat House.
Bangkok Noi Canal
This canal is still charming for whoever wishes to seek the peaceful atmosphere amidst bustling Bangkok.
Crocodile Farm, Ancient City, Elephant Ground & Zoo, Floating Market and more...
Thai boxing is both a sport and means of self defense. Contestants are allowed to use almost any part of their body: feet, elbows, legs, knees, and shoulders, are all weapons. The playing of traditional music during bouts makes for even greater excitement.
More details on Thai Boxing
This therapeutic and highly soothing form of massage purportedly evolved from rishis (forest-dwelling Brahmin hermit asetics) who relieved the physical stress of extended periods of meditation by adopting certain postures.
A school of traditionalThai massage is located in Wat Pho, where a two-week course is taught for anyone interested in mastering this arcane art.
More details on Thai-style Natural Healing
Riverine Bangkok offers some of the capital's most arresting sights, particularly at night when the weather is cooler and light reflections bestow the Chao Phraya River with flickering magic and romance. An ideal way of combining dining with riverine enchantment is to enjoy a river dinner cruise.
Thai and international cultural performances, including orchestral performances, ballet, mime and jazz and pop concerts, are frequently staged at:
- The National Theatre (Tel: 0-2224-1342 ) at Sanam Luang
- The Thailand Cultural Centre (Tel: 0-2247-0028) on Ratchadaphisek Road
- The Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (Tel: 0-2299-3000-9 ) on New Ratchadaphisek Road.
Details of current events can generally be found in Bangkok's major English-language newspapers.