Bangkok is Thailand's capital and
one of the world's great cities. It's historic heart of Rattanakosin
Island contains the major Royal sights many of which you must see
if you want to see the real Thailand in full! And beyond those sights
there is so much else to see and do, from traditional teak houses and
canals to watching snakes being milked and riding elephants.
The city and its surrounding
provinces, home to 10 million people, have boomed for most of the last
20 years and though the last couple of years have been 'problematic' on
the economic front the country is already setting course for renewed and
more sustainable growth. All of this has contributed to Bangkok being a
dynamic place, not just in terms of buildings but in terms of a
community which is always on the go - ready to change and experiment,
believing that tomorrow really will be even better. When you visit
Bangkok the place and the people will provide an experience of a
community with a long history and rich in traditions yet full of energy
in pursuit of a better future.
Bangkok is not an obvious place
to visit for a rest! Yet in the peaceful compounds of historic temples
you can both rest and learn the arts of meditation. You can study the
ancient art of Thai massage and the magic of one of the world's greatest
cuisines - like Bangkok, a balance of contrasting flavours and spices,
not a bland compromise!
Great food, great nightlife,
superb shopping - ultra modern malls or traditional markets - and the
best hotels in the world, in any price range your money will buy a
better hotel than virtually anywhere else. For communications, Bangkok
is the centre of Thailand's communications network and the centre of an
international network of flights. A city that is very easy to get to,
and so hard to leave!!