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One Night In Bangkok

Bangkok One night in Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed, for mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. A Alex Garland, author, “The Beach" BANGKOK TRAVEL LEISURE World's Best City for 4 Consecutive Years Travel + Leisure Magazine MostVisied Giy MasterCard, Global Destination Cities Index MasterCard In recent years, Bangkok has become a permanent fixture on the backpacker trail, thanks to its exciting culture and affordability. BANGKOK HOME TO 10 MILLION MAJOR FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR REGIONAL HUB FOR ARTS, PEOPLE BUSINESS AND FINANCE TRANSPORT/HEALTH CARE ENTERTAINMENT AND FASHION Bangkok's vibrant culture and historical landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts, explain its appeal. 5 FUN FACTS WE BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BANGKOK 1 The real name of Bangkok is not actually “Bangkok." Boasting the title of the longest name for a city (in the world), the 'real name of the city of Bangkok is actually: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. OR, The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, th happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukam'. "Bangkok" is generally used by foreigners, though its etymology is unclear. Thai people generally shorten the city name to "Krung Thep" As with Venice, Bangkok is also sinking 2 to 5 centimeters a year This phenomenon is attributed to : SURFACE EROSION FROM URBAN SPRAWL DEPLETION OF GROUNDWATER Bangkok was named the hottest city in the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization Bangkok has the highest average temperature of any city in the world. Temperatures in Bangkok average a steady 30°C (85°F). Average Bangkok Temperature 35 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec |Temperature When exploring the city, its exremely important to keep hydrated and bring an umbrella to protect against the sun' harsh rays. Khao San Road is the liveliest and busiest tourist area in 4 Bangkok. Popularized by the book-turned-movie, "The Beach," Khao San Road has become known as the glorified "centre of the backpacking universe." Backpackers and budget travellers frequent this Bangkok hotspot to indulge in the city's eclectic street. A stroll down Khao San Road offers something for everyone: ACCOMMODATIONS CHEAP TRAVEL DEALS INTERNET CAFES BOOK STORES/MARKET STALLS MASSAGE PARLOURS BARS/CLUBS/NIGHTLIFE 5 Bangkok is the city for "floating markets." A floating market is a "market" by way of vendor/consumer transactions via boats. Though some of the main waterways have since been filled in to make way for roads, Bangkok was once known as the Venice of Asia due to its extensive network of canals. GET LOST IN "THE LAND OF SMILES." EXPLORE BANGKOK. sources: BROUGHT TO YOU BY http:/ jpg uk/thai/bangkok.html http://wikitravel.orgien/Bangkok/Khao San Road jpg jpg Cheap Flights to Bangkok Degrees Celsius

One Night In Bangkok

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Bangkok's vibrant culture and historical landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts, are mere fractions of what makes this southeast city so intriguing. Fancy an overseas adventure to the...


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