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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand.  Over the years Bangkok has grown to become the political, social and economic center of Thailand.  To most Thai people, Bangkok is more commonly known as Krung Thep, which translates roughly to “City of Angels.”  The unabbreviated version of Krung Thep has made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the longest place name in the world.

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Airport:

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Journey Time to City Centre:

30 - 60 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT +7; NO Daylight Saving Time

Currency:

Baht

Voltage:

240V 50Hz

Population:

8,160,522

Language(s):

Thai

Dialing Code:

662

Weather/Climate:

Bangkok has a hot, tropical climate with daytime temperatures reaching mid-30 °C (95 °F) throughout the year.

Major Attractions:

Grand Palace, Wat Prakaew, Chinatown, Floating Market, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Chao Phraya River, Jim Thompson’s House, Vimanmek Mansio, Siam Ocean World