Bangkok, once called “Venice of the East’, is the capital of Thailand. Although a national spirituacultural centre, Bangkok is considered to be of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities.
This huge modern, tropical metropolis, populated by over 11 million, is for foreigners a truly exciting place. Full of lights, colours and fragrances, the city leaves unforgettable reminiscences.
The graceful Grand Palace and other temples, especially the one of the Emerald Buddha; a ride on the Chao Phraya River (you will get there for instance by a tuk-tuk) in order to see the Temple of Dawn; saffron-robed monks, lively markets everywhere, traffic jams, and vibrant nightlife. And you cannot leave Bangkok without trying one of those famous Thai massages or other Spa treatments. You can also watch how others treat their bodies in Thai boxing.
Shopping in Bangkok is also an exciting experience. Variety of markets – especially in Sukhumvit area, modern malls with excellent food courts – shopping in Bangkok is both fun and bargain!
Climate: Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures range 25-36°C; max 40°C, min.10°C. Rainfall in September - October can be 110 mm/month. December - January very dry.
Time zone: UTC (GMT)+7.
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)