Bangkok or Krung Thep (City of Angels) as the Thai’s call it themselves is the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. The city is located at the Asian river the Chao Phraya-river and nearby the Golf of Thailand. With a population of over 13 million people its a ever lasting 24 hours cycle of traveling people by car, bus, subway, sky train, taxi, motorbike (taxi) and tuk tuk’s.
Travelers to Bangkok might feel lost inside a big Asian jungle at first. The huge office buildings, impressive condominium and hotel skyscrapers, the many commercial shopping malls, the heavy traffic you immediately notice after leaving Suvarnabhumi airport (Bangkok’s international airport) shakes you awake from the airplane journey and makes you realize made it to Thailand, Bangkok.
Bangkok is a good travel destination all year round. Raining season or not, its always hot in this pure Asian city. Travelers can find the joy of visiting the huge luxury shopping malls such as IT Mall Pantip Plaza, MBK Center, Union Mall Ladprao, Central Ladprao and India Emporium, with the most famous and luxury of them all; Siam Paragon, day & night markets such as Chatuchak Weekend Market, Sukhumvit night market and Patpong, beer bars, traditional Thai massage parlors, go-go bars, gay bars, packed night clubs, street food stalls and other modern public buildings. For those in search of history of Bangkok’s colorful past the city offers temples, old homes, the floating market and museums can visit the Bangkok, Chinatown area.
Travelers to Bangkok must have a valid passport and visa. American Citizens will receive a visa valid for 30 days upon arrival. If you wish to stay longer than 30 days in Thailand you need to obtain an Thai Visa. Bangkok is a safe travel destination, although its advised to look after your belongings and stay away from occasional scam artists who might approach you offering; tours, sex massages and shows, cheap Viagra or cigarettes.