Bangkok was established in 1782 by
King Rama I as the capical after. “Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and
Thonburi” Over the past two centuries, it has developed into
a great metropolis with a population of over 8 million. Like other
modern cities in the world, Bangkok boasts lots of massive building,
numerous luxurious hotels, shopping centers and a modern international
airport but Bangkok has also retained its traditional charm.
It is a mixture of East and West, the ancient and the modern. Its
surface has taken on the look of the present time while underneath
the old ways are very much alive in Thai’s everyday life.
So, despite its modernization, Bangkok is still best suited for
a glimpse of the religion, architecture, traditional arts and other
aspects of Thai culture.
Bangkok Downtown Areas
Silom – Surawong – Sathon
: These streets are full of business skyscrapers
and entertainment establishments, Patpong which is famous for night
club also located in this area.
Sukhumvit : This road
is full of fashionable residences, hotels and good restaurants.
Chinatown : It is
the biggest chinatown in South East Asia.
Siam Square : It is
the biggest and busiest shopping district in Bangkok.