Bangkok, Thailand can trace its history to being a little trading post during the 15th century.
However, it has come a long way since then and is the site for two capital cities in the country: Thonburi (1768) and Rattanakosin (1782).
Today it is a major site for finance, business, arts, entertainment and health care.
Bangkok is also a popular tourist destination and no matter what day it is, there are always a lot of fun things to do in Bangkok.
In fact, Bangkok was named the World’s Best City for four years in a row by Travel and Leisure magazine, to lend an idea of how popular this beautiful city is for people to go on holiday.
Bangkok has a lively nightlife with everything from an grand roof top bars to the Khao San Road where you can get everything from a snack made of barbecued insects to bars with live music.
There is probably nothing that Thai people in Bangkok like so much as shopping and there are lots of gigantic shopping mall in the city.
Along the two sky train lines are lots of shopping malls and more and more are being built every year.
Many tourist starts at Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Central World which are all located right by the sky train station Siam.
Another popular shopping site is MBK, an indoor market with around 2000 shops located just a short walk from Siam.
After sunset vendors starts to build up their stalls and get prepared for the popular night market. You can find these night markets many parts of the city , but one of the most popular is the Patpong Night Market. Here you can find everything from local artwork, selections of clothing, backpacking supplies, handicrafts, fruit, to second hand books and lots of collector CDs and DVDs.
If you get the chance to spend a weekend in Bangkok then make sure to make a visit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market.
The famous Chatuchak market is the largest market in the Thailand with more then 15 000 stalls where one can find everything from designer clothing to puppies, and every Saturday and Sunday around 200 000 people come here to shop.
If you prefer your fun in the daytime, go on a tour of the Grand Palace, one of the town’s historic landmarks. It was built in 1782 and was the home of the king and his royal court.
Bangkok’s climate is tropical in nature, and experiences monsoon systems from South Asia. Temperatures average from 20.8 °C (69.4 °F) in December to 34.9 °C (94.8 °F) in April, and the rainy season is from May to September. Be sure to come in April if you want to attend the Thai New Year Songkran Festival.
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