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Greater Bangkok
Bangkok Metropolitan Region
The city of Bangkok and the surrounding provinces covers an area of 7,761 km2. The population is over 15 million.


• Bangkok Metropolis 1,568 km2
• Nonthaburi 622 km2
• Samut Prakan 1,004 km2
• Samut Sakhon 872 km2
• Pathum Thani 1,525 km2
• Nakhon Pathom 2,168 km2

Interesting Facts About Bangkok • Bangkok is the hottest city in the world.
• Bangkok's full name is the longest city place name in the World.
• Chatuchak is the largest market in the world, covering an area of 27 acres.
• Chinatown in Bangkok is the oldest and the biggest Chinatown in the world.
• In Wat Traimit sits the world's biggest gold Buddha image weighs 5.5 tons.
• There are over 400 temples (Wats) in Bangkok.
• The taxis in Bangkok come in a full range of colors.
• Bangkok nicknames are Venice of the East and City of Angels.

MahaNakhon Tower a luxury mixed use skyscraper, Thailand's tallest building

Tallest buildings in Bangkok • MahaNakhon 314 m
• Baiyoke Tower II 304 m
• The River South Tower 268 m
• State Tower 247 m
• Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard 242 m
• Menam Residences 235 m
• Centara Grand & Convention Centre 234 m
• The Met Sathon 231 m
• Empire Tower 227 m
• MARQUE Sukhumvit 222 m
• Jewelry Trade Center 221 m
• The Pano 220 m
• China Resources Tower 210 m

7 Strange and Glamorous Buildings in Bangkok

Strange and Fantastic Buildings Architecture in Bangkok • Elephant Building in Chatuchak
• Robot Building in Sathorn Road
• The Ghost Tower
• Park Ventures in Wireless Road
• Pearl Bangkok
• MahaNakhon Tower

Wat Pho in Bangkok, Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Must-See Temples in Bangkok • Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
• Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
• Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
• The Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit)
• Temple of the Great Relic (Wat Mahathat)
• Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
• The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
• Wat Suthat, Temple of the Giant Swing

Jim Thompson House and Museum

Must-See Museums in Bangkok • Bangkok National Museum
• Museum of Siam
• Vimanmek Mansion Museum
• Jim Thompson House
• Siriraj Medical Museum
• Royal Barges National Museum

Night Markets in Bangkok • Rod Fai Night Market, Srinakarin
• The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada
• Jatujak Green
• Asiatique The Riverfront
• Patpong Night Market

Mo Chit BTS Station, Bangkok Street Scenes

Markets in Bangkok • Chatuchak Weekend Market
• Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market
• Klongsan Market
• Khlong Toei Market
• Pratunam Market

Tours in Bangkok • Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise
• Bangkok City Tour
• Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
• Amphawa and Tha Kha Floating Market
• Bangkok Chinatown Food Discovery
• River Kwai Jungle Raft
• Historical Ayutthaya
• Safari World Tour

The Famous Maeklong Railway Market

Attractions Around Bangkok • Maeklong Railway Market in Samut Songkhram
• Ancient City Mueang Boran in Samut Prakan
• Wat Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom
• Historic City of Ayutthaya
• Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo in Nakhon Pathom
• Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi
• Thai Human Imagery Wax Museum in Nakhon Pathom
• Amphawa Floating Market in Samut Songkhram
• Mahachai Railway Market in Samut Sakhon
• Rose Garden Thai Village in Nakhon Pathom
• Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
• Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre Ayutthaya

The most important Chinese Buddhist Temple in Bangkok

Weird Attractions in Bangkok • Tuptim Shrine, the Penis Shrine
• Abandoned 747 Aircraft
• DC-3 on Koh Kret island

Popular Parks in Bangkok • Lumpini Park
• Benjakitti Park
• Benjasiri Park
• Chatuchak Park
• Queen Sirikit Park
• Rama IX Park

Take-off from Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport

International Airports in Bangkok • Suvarnabhumi International Airport
• Don Mueang International Airport

Popular Shopping Malls in Bangkok City Center (Siam, Pratunam and Sukhumvit) • Siam Paragon
• CentralWorld
• MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center)
• EmQuartier, Phrom Phong
• Central Embassy Shopping Mall
• Gaysorn Village
• The Emporium Thailand
• Siam Center
• Pantip Plaza in Pratunam
• Siam Discovery
• Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Road
• Platinum Fashion Mall in Pratunam

Pedestrian bridge Sathorn Road, Bangkok Street Scenes

Movies Shot in BangkokBangkok Dangerous (2008). The film location was Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Road and other areas in Bangkok.
• The Beach (2000)
• The Railway Man (2013)
• Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)
• Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)
• A Fighter's Blues (2000)
• Deer Hunter (1978)
• James Bond 007, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). The film location was Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium, Ancient Siam or Muang Boran (Ancient City) in Samut Prakan Province and more areas.
• Hangover 2 (2011)
• Shadows (2010)
• Only God Forgives (2013)
• James Bond 007, Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The film location was Sinn Sathorn Tower on Krung Thonburi Road in Thonburi side of Bangkok and more places around Thonburi close to Chao Phraya River (Bangkok Noi and Bangkok Yai).

Khlong Boats in Bangkok, Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat

Transportation in Bangkok • Chao Phraya River Express Boat
• BTS Skytrain (Sukhumvit and Silom Line)
• Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat
• MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) Subway
• BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Bus
• ARL Airport Rail Link (Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai Station)
• Tuk Tuk
• Taxis (different colours)
• BMTA (Bangkok Mass Transit Authority) Public Buses
• BMTA (Bangkok Mass Transit Authority) Public Vans

Wongwian Yai Railway Station in Bangkok

Railway Stations in Bangkok • Hua Lamphong Railway Station
• Thonburi Railway Station
• Wongwian Yai Railway Station

Bangkok Boxing Stadiums • Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
• Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium

Chinatown Gate (Odeon Circle) Chinese New Year in Chinatown, Bangkok

Top Festivals in Bangkok • Chinese New Year (Yaowarat Road in Chinatown)
• Wai Khru Tattoo Festival
• Makha Bucha Day
• Songkran Water Festival (best place to celebrate Songkran: Khao San Road)
• Loy Krathong Festival (best place to celebrate Loy Krathong: Golden Mount & Wat Saket)
• International Festival of Music & Dance
• New Year's Eve (Fireworks at Chao Phraya River)

Nightlife in Bangkok • Nana Entertainment Plaza
• Soi Cowboy
• Patpong Bangkok's Entertainment District
• Khao San Road
• Silom Road
• RCA Royal City Avenue
• Sukhumvit Soi 11

Bangkok Night Shows • Siam Niramit Show
• Calypso Cabaret Show at Asiatique
• Ladyboy Show
• Mambo Cabaret Show
• Playhouse Cabaret Show

Bangkok Attractions & Places of Interest

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Bangkok City

Bangkok "City of angels" is the largest city, political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand.

Located in the center of the country. The actual name in Thai is: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.

Bangkok offers visitors not only the modern amenities they would expect from other cosmopolitan cities, but also a unique treasure trove of cultural attractions.

18 Shopping Malls with direct access from BTS Skytrain

CentralWorld, Siam Paragon, Siam Square One, MBK Center, Emporium, Gateway Ekamai, Central Chidlom, Siam Center, Gaysorn Shopping Centre, Silom Complex and many more.
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Thai:กรุงเทพมหานคร
Full name
of the city:
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit
Full name
in Thai:
กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลก ภพนพรัตน์ ราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์ มหาสถาน อมรพิมาน อวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะ วิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์
Officially
known as:
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

The city is dotted with 400 glittering Buddhist temples of great beauty (most spectacular temples: the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keaw), the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and Wat Pho, which features an enormous reclining Buddha and was home of the first Thai massage school in the kingdom), magnificent palaces, classical dance performances, numerous shopping centers, and a still functioning traditional way of life, especially along the canals and the Chao Phraya River.

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Founded:1782
Districts:Subdivided into 50 districts (khet)
Number of Temples:Over 400 Temples (Wats), most popular are: Temple of Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Temple of Dawn, Temple of the Golden Buddha
Ethnic Composition:Thai 90%, Chinese and other
Airports:Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Time zone:(UTC+07:00)
Dial codes:(+66 Thailand country code) and after the number 2
Nicknames:City of Angels, The Venice of Asia

The winding Chao Phraya is connected by numerous canals. Bangkok features both old-world charm and modern convenience.

10 Reasons Why Bangkok Is One Of The Most Visited Cities In The World

Bangkok has been ranked World's Most Visited City by international overnight visitor arrivals in 2016 and followed by London, Paris, Dubai, New York, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul
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20 things you didn't know about Bangkok, interesting facts facts about the capital city of Thailand.

Buddhist Temples, Shrines and Spirit Houses, Churches in Bangkok

Bangkok Temples (Wats)

Bangkok Buddhist Temples (Wats), Major Thai Temples in Bangkok

Bangkok has hundreds of Temples (Wats in Thai) of great beauty. Guide to the most beautiful … Bangkok Buddhist Temples

Shrines and Spirit Houses in Bangkok

Shrines and Spirit Houses in Bangkok

Erawan Shrine, Kuan Yim Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation) in Chinatown, Leng Buai Ia Shrine, Kuan An Keng Shrine in Chao Phraya … Shrines in Bangkok

Churches in Bangkok

Churches in Bangkok, Evangelical, Catholic, International Churches

Holy Rosary Church in Chao Phraya River, Saint Louis Church in Sathorn Road, Santa Cruz Church in Chao Phraya River … Churches in Bangkok

Bangkok has more than 400 temples (also called Wats in Thai language). The most famous are Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho or Temple of Reclining Buddha, Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn, Wat Traimit or Temple of Golden Buddha, Wat Benchamabophit or The Marble Temple and Wat Suthat.

Driving or walking directions to visit the temples in Bangkok: Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Suthat.


Must-See Temples in Bangkok

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• Wat Pho in Bangkok Temple of the Reclining Buddha
• Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Chinatown Bangkok
• The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
• Temple of the Golden Buddha
• The most important Chinese Buddhist Temple in Bangkok

Museums, Fortress, Monuments and Palaces in Bangkok

Palaces in Bangkok

Palaces in Bangkok, Bangkok's most spectacular landmarks

The Grand Palace was established in 1782, Vimanmek Royal Mansion is the world's largest building made entirely of golden teak … Palaces in Bangkok

Museums in Bangkok

Museums in Bangkok, Exhibitions and Galleries

Bangkok is home to the National Gallery of Thailand as well as many museums, Jim Thompson House, National Museum … Museums in Bangkok

Monuments and Statues in Bangkok

Monuments, Gates & Statues in Bangkok

The Democracy Monument is a public monument in the centre of Bangkok, … Monuments and Statues in Bangkok

Fortress in Bangkok

Fortress in Bangkok, Battle of Bangkok

Wichai Prasit Fort, Santichaiprakarn Pavilion, Mahakan Fort, Phra Sumen Fort … Fortress in Bangkok

Markets and Shopping Malls in Bangkok

Markets and Bazaars in Bangkok

Markets, Bazaars & Floating Markets around Bangkok

Guide to Bangkok shopping, where to buy in Bangkok, flower markets, bazaars, Floating market … Markets and Bazaars in Bangkok

Shopping Malls in Bangkok

Shopping Malls & Shopping Centers in Bangkok

Shopping malls and department stores in Bangkok, Shopping Guide. A complete information to all the … Shopping Malls in Bangkok

Aquarium, Zoo & Parks in Bangkok

Aquarium, Zoo & Parks in Bangkok

Aquarium, Zoological Parks & Public Parks in Bangkok

Zoological Park, Marine Park, Bangkok Nature, Amusement Park, Water Parks, Wildlife Parks … Aquarium, Zoo & Parks in Bangkok

Things to Do in Bangkok

Things to do in Bangkok

Things to do in Bangkok

Things to do in Siam, Silom, Thonburi, Chinatown, Bangkok Noi, Chao Phraya, Sukhumvit Road, Chatuchak, Rattanakosin Island … Things to Do in Bangkok

Things to Do in Bangkok Chinatown

Things to do in Chinatown, a popular tourist attraction

Temple of the Golden Buddha, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Yaowarat Road, Sampeng Lane Market … Things to Do in Bangkok Chinatown

Things to Do in Thonburi, the old capital of Siam

Things to do in Thonburi, the old capital of Siam

Royal Barge National Museum, Wat Arun the Temple of the Dawn, Thonburi Canals, Wat Kalayanamit … Things to Do in Thonburi

Things to Do in Chao Phraya River

Things to do in Chao Phraya River, the major river in Thailand

Asiatique The Riverfront, Tha Tian Market, Wat Pho, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Memorial Bridge … Things to Do in Chao Phraya River

Things to do in Rattanakosin Island

Things to do in Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok Old City

Things to do in Rattanakosin Island, the old town of Bangkok, a historic area full of attractions … Things to do in Rattanakosin Island

Things to do in Little India

Things to do in Little India, the home of the Thai-Indian community

Little India is located next to Chinatown & Chao Phraya River, it is famous for its Phahurat Market, fabric, textile, dress shops … Things to do in Little India

Things to do in Dusit District

Things to do in Dusit District, European-style area

A grand area with museums, parks, palaces, zoo, one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, an old part of the city of angels … Things to do in Dusit District

Attractions around the city

Attractions around Bangkok, one day trip

Attractions around Bangkok, one day trip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya Historical Park, Maeklong Railway Market, Phra Pathom Chedi, Muang Boran the Ancient City … Attractions around Bangkok

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Chao Phraya River, the major river in Thailand

Chao Praya river is a major river in Thailand, it's also a major transportation artery for a vast network … Chao Phraya River

Skyscrapers in Bangkok

Bangkok Skyscrapers & High Rise Buildings

Bangkok Skyscrapers, Towers & High Rise Buildings

List of tallest buildings in Bangkok, Baiyoke Sky Tower II, The River Residential … Bangkok Skyscrapers & High Rise Buildings

Bangkok Skyscrapers & High Rise Buildings

Bangkok Buildings, Properties, Condominium

List of Buildings, Properties, Condominium, Apartments in Bangkok … Bangkok Buildings, Properties, Condominium

Sports in Bangkok

Bangkok Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

Bangkok Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

18 hole Golf Courses and Clubhouse, Golf facilities, Golf Course Design, photo galleries … Bangkok Golf Courses, Golf Clubs

Transportation in Bangkok

Transportation in Bangkok

Transportation in Bangkok, Getting Around in Bangkok

BTS Skytrain, Chao Phraya Express Boat, Railway, BRT, Buses, MRT, Taxis, Tuk-Tuks, Airports … Transportation in Bangkok City

BTS Skytrain stations - Silom line in Bangkok

Silom Line BTS Skytrain Stations ♦ Bangkok Mass Transit System

List of Skytrain stations in Silom line: National Stadium, Ratchadamri, Chong Nonsi, Sala Daeng … BTS Skytrain Stations in Silom line

BTS Skytrain stations - Sukhumvit line

Sukhumvit Line BTS Skytrain Stations ♦ Bangkok Mass Transit Syst.

List of Skytrain stations in Sukhumvit line: Mo Chit, Victory Monument, Ratchathewi … BTS Skytrain Stations in Sukhumvit line

Historical & Old Buildings, Streets and Bridges in Bangkok

Historical & Old Buildings in Bangkok

Historical & Old Buildings in Bangkok

Old Building at Thanon Song Wat, Bang Rak Fire Station, East Asiatic Company Venetian-style Building … Historical & Old Buildings in Bangkok

Streets in Bangkok

Streets in Bangkok

Charoen Krung Road, Yaowarat Road in Chinatown, Tri Phet Road, Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue … Streets in Bangkok

Bridges in Bangkok and Chao Phraya River Bridges

Bridges in Bangkok and Chao Phraya River Bridges

Phan Fa Lilat Bridge, Mahatthai U Thit Bridge, Memorial Bridge, Rama VIII Bridge, Krung Thon Bridge, Rama III Bridge … Bridges in Bangkok

Canals in Bangkok

Canals in Bangkok

Khlong Rop Krung, Rop Krung Canal, Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, Phadung Krung Kasem Canal … Canals in Bangkok

Nightlife in Bangkok

Nightlife in Bangkok, What to Do and Where to Go at Night

Nightlife in Bangkok, What to Do and Where to Go at Night

Nightlife districts and areas, information about the nightlife scene in the capital of Thailand. Bangkok nightclubs, entertainment in Bangkok … Nightlife

Streets Scenes in Bangkok

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• Asok Bangkok Street Scenes
• Siam Bangkok Street Scenes
• Mo Chit BTS Station, Bangkok Street Scenes
• Skytrain Scenes in Bangkok
• Yaowarat Road Chinatown Bangkok

Bangkok Travel Videos

Bangkok Travel Videos, Vacation Guide and Travel Information

Skyscrapers, Yaowarat Road Chinatown, MahaNakhon Skyscraper, Taksin Bridge, Asiatique The Riverfront … Bangkok Travel Videos

Districts (Khet) in Bangkok

Districts (Khet) in Bangkok, List of districts of Bangkok

List of Districts in Bangkok, Phra Nakhon District, Dusit District, Nong Chok District, Bang Rak District, Bang Khen District … Districts (Khet) in Bangkok

Weather in Bangkok

Weather in Bangkok, Thailand

Weather in Bangkok

Humidity, Wind, Visibility, Pressure, Weather this week, Current Weather, Maximum Temperature … Check the Weather in Bangkok

Bangkok Street View Earth Map with Videos and Photos

Bangkok Street View Earth Map with Videos and Photos

Attracions, BTS Skytrain, Temples, Streets, Point of interest the excactly location … Bangkok Street View, Earth Map with Videos and Photos
10 Things I love About Bangkok

Why Do People Love Bangkok?

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Ayutthaya (Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya) Attractions

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand's major … Ayutthaya Attractions

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Pattaya City Attractions, Chonburi

Pattaya located in the province of Chon Buri at the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand belongs one of the famous cities in … Pattaya Attractions

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Hua Hin Attractions, Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Cha Am Attractions, Phetchaburi

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