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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is called Krung Thep in Thai which means City of
Angels. Bangkok is a tropical, vibrant city which has award-winning hotels and
restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, extensive entertainment and numerous
attractions. It is one of the world's most exotic and colourful cities with a unique
blend of the traditional and ultra-modern.
Then, of course, there’s the exquisite cuisine to feast upon! Treat yourself to a
memorable night on board one of Bangkok's most luxurious restaurant boats.
Relax in modern comfort and dine on a variety of Thai dishes while you slowly
cruise along the River of Kings, Chao Phya River, passing the Temple of Dawn (Wat
Arun), the Grand Palace and life along the river as it slowly starts to unwind after a
Explore Bangkok and discover the fabulous Wat Phra Keo (Emerald Buddha Chapel), the fabulous royal barges and unrivalled
shopping opportunities for some of the world's most admired handicrafts.
Facts & Figures
Bangkok’s climate is a tropical one. The hot, dry season is from February to May and the wet season (monsoon) from June to
October. The cool season from November to January is the most popular time for overseas visitors and is the high season. During
the monsoon some of the streets may flood.
The King is the Head of State and exercises legislative power. A National Assembly with a 200-member Senate and 500-member
House of Representatives formulate the legislation. The King is able to mediate between political factions and has in the past
exercised this power.
The population as at June 2008 is about 65 million with about seven million people living in Bangkok. The total area of Thailand is