If you are in Thailand you cannot escape from Bangkok. It is also called the capital of Southeast Asia. Bangkok can rightly be called "the backpacker's capital" of Asia and perhaps also of the world. If you walk through Khao San Road in Bangkok you immediately understand why. With the many temples and the endless food options, this is a place not to miss.
When traveling to Southeast Asia, Bangkok is most probably your stop. Suvarnabhumi or Bangkok International Airport is located near the city center and is an important airport when it comes to traveling in this part of the world.
This regional airline is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok Airways maintains connections to 20 destinations in eight countries: Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.
Intercontinental travelers from Europe and the US who travel to Southeast Asia often used Emirates as an airline company. This airline uses a stopover in Dubai.
From Bangkok, London can be reached with a direct flight in 11 hours and 45 minutes. New York has a flight time of 17 hours. However, there is a big chance you will have to make a stopover to travel from the US.
One of the best known, oldest and the largest in all of Thailand, is the temple with the Reclining Buddha, also known as the "Wat Pho". Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple (Wat) in the city and houses more than a thousand Buddha statues, this is more than any other temple in the country.
The Royal Palace is the most famous attraction in Bangkok. Among the Thai residents it is also called Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang. Fortunately, most TukTuk drivers speak English and the palace is referred to as Grand Palace. The Grand Palace Bangkok is a beautiful building, and one of the most popular sights of Thailand.
Bangkok had many channels that are called "Khlong" in Thailand. This gave Bangkok the nickname "Venice of the East". You read that right. More and more of these "Khlong" are being closed with concrete so that one can build streets. Often these channels were filled with crowded boats in which all kinds of colorful and fragrant products were offered. Fortunately, there are still a few of these floating markets. For example, just outside of Bangkok there is the "Amphoe Damnoen Saduak" market that is very worthwhile.
Bangkok has a very varied nightlife. The Thai himself believes that life should be enjoyable and you can see that. Many bars, restaurants, karaoke tents, operas and various clubs make Bangkok an amusement park in terms of nightlife. You can find these bars and clubs in Sukhumvisit road and Khao San road. But in fact every neighborhood has its own entertainment area.
Bangkok is one of the most polluted cities in the world. However, despite mass tourism in this destination, it is possible to travel in a sustainable way. Book tours via local organizers and let yourself be guided by locals. Also, streetfood could be great when in Bangkok, and is an option to buy local food.