Bangkok (Thailand) is a small and beautiful city in southeast Asia. It’s also one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia, so much so that it’s home to several international airports as well as a major port city. It’s one of the world’s most popular destinations for travelers, with over 1 million people flocking here every year. And, this summer is no exception! While the hot weather makes it perfect for soaking up the atmosphere, there are also some nice perks to be had during this heatwave. Here are some interesting facts about Bangkok that will have you re-thinking your plans to find a spot somewhere else…
1. The nickname ‘Bangkok’ comes from the sight of many hill sides filled with magnificent temples and temples that were all built on or near those hills. The city was first called ‘Bali parat’ (a temple city), which means ‘pattaya’ literally means ‘hillside area’ in Malay. The modern spelling of ‘bangkok’ means ‘hill station’ in Malay and it was probably inspired by the many hill stations around this great city!
2 . Even though Bangkok has been known for its great architecture, history and variety of architectural styles for centuries, there is actually more to this city than meets the eye. There are actually three different UNESCO World Heritage sites along with several nearby tourist attractions which.
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Why Is Bangkok So Popular?
Hot weather! This is the main draw and the main thing that makes Bangkok so popular. Thailand’s hot weather is usually very humid and humid during monsoon, so the air is sticky and hot. – Food: Whether you’re looking for authentic street food or take your pick from a wide range of prepared foods, Bangkok has it. – Shopping: If you’re looking for a shopping filled city, you’ll love Bangkok. Every block in Bangkok has some sort of market or clothing store, and if you’re willing to spend a little extra for bargain floor commodities, you can always go to one of the many cheap street marketplaces. – Entertainment: If you’re looking for a little more entertainment than your average Bangkok tourist, you should definitely consider visiting some of the more popular amusement parks in this city. – Shopping: As you’d expect, Bangkok’s shopping is one of the city’s main draw, so you’re bound to find everything from classic designer goods to cheaper knockoffs on sale.
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How to Get Around Bangkok
Taxi travel in Bangkok is easy, quick, and cheap. Just head to the bus or train station, and you’ll be on your way.
Buses in Bangkok are generally painted yellow and orange, with the yellow representing the city, and the orange representing the airport. They usually have a set schedule and usually make for good travel. Buses usually run until about 2 or 3am.
Subway: The Bangkok metro is the largest rapid transit system in the world, and the third-oldest in Asia (behind only the Shanghai and Delhi systems). There are tons of different stations and directions to take, so you don’t have to be out of breath when you get off at your destination.
Rice Paddy: At 1,640m (5,823ft) and with an estimated GDP of 2.6trillion baht (US$3.3 billion), Bangkok is the largest city in the country.
BTS Tower: The most famous thing about Bangkok is the BTS ( greetings from the king) Tour, which tours the city, givingamoung to the first five guests in line. And it’s always free!
Phuket: The second most popular city in Thailand and the gateway to the Koh Samui Island vacation spot, Phuket is also known for being one of the more inexpensive cities in the country. For example, a single occupancy room for Phuket at Phuentsholing costs just $50/night or $95/ week.
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