Best of the best
- 1Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
- 2Hotel Shangri-La Bangkok
- 3Hotel Le Meridien Bangkok
- 4Hotel Lebua At State Tower
- 6Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
- 8Hotel Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
- 10Millennium Hilton Bangkok
- 12Hotel Tower Club At Lebua
Holiday facts and information about Bangkok
Bangkok means City of Angels. Bangkok is Thailand's capital and is also the national political, economic and cultural center. It is located in Mae Nam Chao Phraya River downstream of the Delta, 40 km from the Gulf of Siam, an area of 290 square kilometers, a total registered population of about 8 million, one-eighth of the national population.
At Su Wang Knapp (Suvarnabhumi) International Airport, the newbank exchange is generally open 24 hours, the city of Bangkok Bank is open Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00. In all tourist areas banks have longer opening hours, in general, is 8:30-20:00.
Best travel time
Average temperature in Bangkok is about 29°C around the year. Bangkok has tree seasons: cool season (November to March): climate is cooler and pleasant. There are larger temperature difference between morning and evening, and sometimes a jacket is necessary when going outside. summer (April to May): maximum temperatures can exceed 35°C rainy seasons (June to October): during this period, it will rain almost every day in Bangkok.
Important addresses and phone numbers
Here are a few hospitals in Bangkok with contact data (+66) is Thailand's country code. When using a Thai phone, you do not have to dial 66, but dial 0. Name: Bangkok Hospital Address: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchaburi Rd. Website: Http: / / www.bangkokhospital.com Tel: (+66) 2310-3000 Name: Bumrungrad Hospital Address: 33 Sukhumvit 3, Wattana Website: www.bumrungrad.com Tel: (+66) 2667-1000 Name: Praram 9 Hospital Address: 99 Soi Pararam 9 Hospital, Huaykwang, Bangkok Website: http://praram9.com Tel: (+66) 2202-9999 Name: Samitivej Hospital Address: 133 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 49 Tel: (+66) 2392-0011
Country and People
Bangkok is Thailand's largest city and the second largest city in Southeast Asia. As it had never become a colony, the local ancient culture and architecture is well preserved. In 1782, Rama I Dynasty moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok, which lead to massive construction projects, the construction of the palace, building a wall, and the construction of nine streets, including Chinatown, the most famous street of the three recruits. In the following Rama II and Rama III's reign (1809-1851), the city has constructed many Buddhist temples. During the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910), the majority of Bangkok's city walls were demolished, new roads and bridges were constructed. After World War II the town developed rapidly, the population increased substantially and but the two cities Bangkok and Thonburi merged in 1971 to the Bangkok - Thonburi metropolitan area, known as Greater Bangkok. In recent years, Bangkok grew even faster with skyscrapers. More than 50% of Thailand's industrial enterprises and 80% of higher education institutions are located in Bangkok.
In Bangkok, about 92% of people are Buddhist, 6% are Islamic, 1% are Christian, 6% are Hindu. There are also a few Jewish believers. Bangkok has about 400 Buddhist temples, 55 mosques, 10 churches, and 2 synagogues.
Discover and Enjoy
Bangkok holds many sights. Probably the most famous attractions are the many temples (wat). The most important sights are: Grand Palace, Jade Buddha Temple Wat Phra Kaeo), Temple of the Reclinging Budda (Wat Pho) and Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun).
Each year around the end of June, the seven major shopping malls in Thailand hold the clearance sale of the season, which is a good opportunity for shopping. Bangkok's main shopping areas are Siam Square, Racheadamri Street and Sukhumvit Street. In addition to the major shopping centers, many open-air market in Bangkok is also very interesting, such as Bangkok's most famous night market, Suan Lum Night Bazar. There, it is possible to buy local handicrafts and see many street artists performing.
As the capital of Thailand, all traditional Thai holidays are celebrated in Bangkok. For example: April: Songkran (Thai New Year), May: Royal cultivation hall, August: Queen's birthday
Bangkok offers visitors many leisure activities such as the Dusit Zoo (Dusit Zoo), where it is possible to watch a snake show at the viper Institute (Queen Saovabna Memorial Institute). The green lung of the city's is Bangkoks largest park Lumpini Park. Tourists traveling with children will enjoy Siam Ocean World or a large playground with artificial sea (Siam Park). If you want to see Thailand's famous Simon show, you can go to King Tony entertainment palace.
In addition to traditional Thai foot, Bangkok offers a large variety of food from all over the world.