Thais call their Funds, Krung Tep Macha Nagon, which Signifies That the City of Angels, the Great Capital, or, Soon, the Krungtep.

Bangkok (“Palace of the Gods was built by the Gods in Heaven”) is a city with the longest name among other cities in the world. It was founded in the late 17th century by King Rama the First. The city combines respect for ancient customs and the influence of industrial progress. Bangkok is situated on the plains with rivers and canals, therefore it is known as the Venice of the East. A part of the canals was leveled to construct roads and skyscrapers, nevertheless you can take a boat ride together those which are left.

If the counter is not available, you should talk about the price of the trip beforehand. Tuk-tuk is the most common way of transportation in Bangkok. This is a motorized vehicle with a couch for those passengers. When driving it produces a hard-to-imitate noise for which it received its name. The fare is negotiated beforehand and you should firmly keep to it at the end of the trip.

Attractions in Bangkok
Some people today believe that the city is boring and dusty. But if you opt to not waste your time at the hotel room one and undertake a little journey (even by foot), all doubts will vanish. There are various places to visit, accessible from some of important Bangkok hotels: above 400 temples, and in town you can see historical monuments. When visiting the royal temples and palaces it is suggested to take shoes off, your clothes should comply with specific rules together with the skirt covering the knees, pants, covered shoulders. At the entry to each temple you can rent out appropriate clothing. Shoppers can expect to be busy in Bangkok. You may really spend ages in shopping malls, markets and shops. Along with the usual souvenirs you can buy Thai silkjewelry, articles made of teak wood, bronze and ceramic.


The Royal Palace is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaev), it symbolizes the main religious building in Bangkok. A 60-centimeter Emerald Buddha is worshipped as the main shrine in Thailand. It is made of one piece of jade, and clothes are of pure gold. In reality, you will find three of those Buddhas and only one of these is exhibited based upon the season. In the Royal Palace only a couple of throne halls are available to the public (daily 8:30 to 15:30), some are still used to receive foreign delegations.

Reclining Buddha Temple (daily 8:00 to 17:00) is the most famous and largest in Bangkok, has been constructed from the late 17th - early 18th centuries. It’s a 46-meter high gilded statue of the reclining Buddha with feet made of pearl where all of the Thai kingdom is depicted.

Opposite to it, there stands the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), lined with glazed tiles with ceramic applications. The best time to visit is the day once the 82-meter pagoda is illuminated by spotlights from the spring and at the summer light shows are arranged, telling you in Thai and English concerning the history of the temple.

Democracy Monument was erected in honor of the events of early 1990 when the country went through a military coup.