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Bangkok capital of Thailand – The City of Angels

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, the country of the Thai, was founded in 1792 by King Rama I. Said king ordered the construction of a palace on the other bank of the Chao Phraya River, so that if there were an attack he could flee. On the other shore there was a town called Krung Thep “City of Angels” which in time would adopt the name of Bangkok.

Its name comes from a small nearby fishing village called Ban Kok “village of olive trees”.

¿What is Bangkok?

It is a city crossed by numerous channels because the city was created imitating the ancient capital Ayutthaya.

Thailand and Bangkok have a peculiarity and that is that they were never colonized by the European powers. This independence came at a price. Siam had to sign a trade agreement beneficial to British interests and cede three southern provinces that are now part of Malaysia.

From the end of the great war until the 1990s, Thailand has been the protagonist of numerous coups, but today it is defined as a modern democracy.

Bangkok today

Bangkok has become one of the main cities in Southeast Asia, thanks to the tourism that has favored its growth.

It also has thousands of activities to do and attractions to visit, from temples, parks and a restaurant in the heights.

Temples

The city of Bangkok has 400 Buddhist temples scattered throughout the city. Therefore, it is very likely that you will come across monks dressed in orange robes walking through its streets. The most important temple is The Grand Palace, which houses many temples and the home of the Emerald Buddha.

El Gran Palacio

In addition to this temple there are others of great importance such as Wat Pho, which contains a reclining Buddha that measures 46 meters long and 15 meters high. Is incredible!

Parks

In Bangkok it is a huge contrast to see the great skyscrapers among the large green expanses that are the parks.

Lumhini Park is the largest in Bangkok and runs through hundreds of paths, with an artificial lake. You can also relax in the Suan Luang Rama IX Park, a botanical garden of more than 80 hectares.

Suan Luang Rama IX

See Bangkok from the sky

The Banyan Tree Bangkok hotel has a restaurant called Vertigo and Moon Bar that is amazing. It is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city and this restaurant is located on the 61st floor. You can not lose this! You can taste a cocktail dazzling with the image of the entire city from above.

Vertigo (Bangkok)

Gastronomy

Thai food is undoubtedly one of the most delicious in the world, accompanied by the richest local beers: Chang and Singha.

Massages

Few places offer massages as good and cheap as Bangkok. Take advantage! Everywhere and at all times you will find irresistible offers.

Shopping

Bagkok is a shopper’s paradise. You can visit a huge market such as Chatuchak that opens every Sunday.

And all this I’m telling you is not even 5% of everything you can see in Bangkok. Do you think you should miss out on a host of similar emotions?

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