Bangkok or Krung Thep "the city built by angels," as called by Thais, is forever vibrant and lively with its bright skyscrapers that contrast with the gleaming temples of the Rattanakosin era. Well-loved by solo backpackers looking for an urban adventure and families exploring culture and history, this city is always one of the hottest destinations in the world (literally).
Whether you want to pay respects to the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, marvel at the extravagant Grand Palace full of long murals, or stroll along the streets of the Train Night Market to taste endless delectable dishes, Bangkok has it all. Satisfy your local and high-end shopping needs at various open markets bustling with noise, or shopping malls that offer you a premium experience.
Do not forget an opportunity to see the beauty of the Chao Phraya River at night and join the nightlife crowd for shows and entertainment that will get your heart pumping!
Locals commonly use the bus to commute to work and go around the city. However, for visitors, it is less ideal as the lines follow major road arteries that are often clogged with traffic. The routes aren’t laid out in English, so find a Thai speaker to help you get from here to there by bus. For information in English, check Bangkok Mass Transit Authority's website to find bus numbers that reach popular tourist attractions: www.bmta.co.th