Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand. The city lies on the East Bank of the Chao Phraya river near the Gulf of Thailand.
Initially Bangkok was small trading centre and port, called at that time Bang Kok “the place where olives grow, serving capital of Thailand of that time — the city of Ayutthaya. In 1767 Ayutthaya was destroyed by Burmese, and the capital was temporarily moved to the West Bank of the Chao Phraya river in Thonburi — now part of Bangkok. In 1782, the year king Rama I built a Palace on the Eastern shore and declared Bangkok the capital of Thailand, renaming it in KRUN Thep, which means “City of Angels”. Therefore, the village of Bangkok ceased to exist, but foreigners still call the capital of Thailand “Bangkok”.
Most guests arrive in Thailand via Bangkok international airport “don Muang” is located 22 km North of the capital. In the city tourists can travel by taxis, buses, the stories of tuk tuks (tuk-tuk), and the Chao Phraya river and adjoining canals on Motorboats.
Today Bangkok is a modern urbanized city, but, nevertheless, the city keeps the unique heritage of their conjoined past. It’s reflected in the culture, exotic architecture, Bangkok, a true Buddhist tolerance and Thai hospitality.