Colorful and multifaceted, Bangkok is the capital and the biggest city of Thailand; its primary economic, political, trade, cultural and religious center. In addition to this, it is the main gateway to the Sunny Kingdom. Up until recently, the country’s numerous guests perceived it merely as just a stepping stone on the way to Thailand’s heavenly islands, however those who knew their onions when traveling quickly realized that Bangkok was worthy of much more. This rapidly developing Asian metropolis knows what to show and how to surprise even the most sophisticated of wanderers. Since turning into touristic Mecca, the Thai capital is now a world leader because of its attractiveness for travelers from all over the world.

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August 12

Queen's Birthday (Mother's Day)

On August 12th, Thailand’s residents celebrate the national holiday – the birthday of the Queen Sirikit, the wife of the King Rama IX. Festivities take place throughout the country; however the main celebrations are concentrated in Bangkok. All public buildings are decorated with colorful illuminations on this day. You can see queen’s portraits, adorned with colorful ribbons and life flowers, and blue flags with royal house’s symbols on the streets. Music festivals and exhibitions of achievements of national economy are held in the capital, for the Thai monarch’s wife is a patroness of arts and crafts. Mother's Day is also celebrated on the 12th of August in Thailand. On this day, the locals visit temples together with their mothers, generously give alms and even donate blood.

May 10

Visakha Puja

Visakha Puja is an important Buddhist holiday in honor of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and nirvana. It is traditionally celebrated in May – early June. This bright holiday, during which people pay homage to Buddha’s wisdom and knowledge, is considered to be one of the most solemn and beautiful festivals, and therefore it is the favorite holiday of the locals and tourists. Main centers for Visakha Puja festivities are Buddhist temples. Big oil lamps – a symbol of enlightenment that came into the world with Buddha’s birnbth – are placed around the sacred Bodhi trees and stupas the evening before the holiday. Garlands of flowers and paper lanterns are hung on the trees during the holiday. Since early morning people start coming to Buddhist temples in order to bring gifts – food and sweets – to the monks, to give alms and to listen to sermons. Thais try to do various good doings, which will be taken into account in their future lives, during the day. And in the evening, everybody particip

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Siam Niramit Show

Siam Niramit Bangkok is a miraculous, massive extravaganza that adds variety and vitality to Thailand's entertainment profile. Enjoying a very high rate of popularity, the show is very well put together and features an exciting story about the history and culture, as well as customs and the glorious

Asiatique The Riverfront

Opened in 2012, the night market Asiatique The Riverfront is one of the newest trade and entertainment centers of Bangkok. It is situated on the Chao Phraya River’s riverside and is a huge complex that has gathered shops, restaurants and amusements for kids and adults on its premises. Right after it

Pak Khlong Talat Market

Pak Khlong Talat is Bangkok’s largest flower market and one of the city’s oldest markets. It is situated almost in capital’s very center: near the Memorial Bridge, not far from the China Town. In the first place, Pak Khlong Talat is a paradise for florists, but tourists coming to Bangkok find it ver

Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy is a short street, situated in the Sukhumvit district not far from the metro station of the same name. During the day it almost doesn’t attract passerbys’ attention, but at night it turns into one of the most popular entertainment places in Bangkok.
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Patpong quarter, and in particular its Soi 1 and 2, is renowned as location of one of the most well-known red-light districts in the world. Numerous tourists rush there looking for entertainment. It was one of the first recreation areas of this kind in Bangkok and it continues to excite imagination

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is one of the most famous sports arenas not only in Bangkok, but also in the whole Thailand. In the first place, it is popular for organizing competitions in Thai boxing, or Muay Thai. Each professional boxer strives to participate in them.
Muay Thai is an ancient national ma

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

The same as the Grand Royal Palace, on the grounds of which it is situated, the splendid Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the most visited place in Bangkok. This amazing construction, standing to the north from the royal residence, simultaneously combines two titles: the main Buddhist temple of Thail

Calypso Cabaret Bangkok

Colorful shows of drag queens and transsexuals are one of Thailand’s touristic peculiarities. Calypso Cabaret Bangkok is the most popular and spectacular performance in the city. It is situated on the premises of the huge trade and entertainment complex Asiatique The Riverfront, which stands on the


The Sukhumvit district is remarkably popular among tourists on a par with the famous Khaosan Road. It has nothing to offer to those who like informative excursions, though. Major architectural and historical attractions of Bangkok are situated in other part of the city. But on the other hand, those