Bangkok

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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December 5

King's Birthday

The king occupies the second place after Buddha in the Thais’ ranking of popularity and monarch’s birthday, which he celebrates on December 5th, is considered to be one of the main national holidays in the country. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, is the longest reigning modern monarch in the world, and he occupies the Thai throne longer than any of his predecessors. In addition, he is the symbol of cohesion and unity of the Thai people. Festive events in King’s honor are held throughout the country, but their center is traditionally in Bangkok. On December 3rd, before the holiday, the solemn ceremony, in which the elite units of the royal guard solemnly reaffirm their oath to His Majesty, takes place on the capital Royal Plaza. Celebrations continue in the city, on December 5th. All public buildings are decorated with colorful illuminations on this day. Monarch’s portraits are hung on all capital’s homes, which, as a rule, are adorned with chrysanthemums. Th

November 15

Festival of Water and Light (Loi Krathong)

The Festival of Water and Light is one of the most beautiful, spectacular and touching holidays in Thailand. It is annually held on the first full moon day in November. Bangkok’s locals spend the whole day making Krathongs, that is, small boats made of banana leaves and decorated with flowers, burning candles and perfumed sticks. In the evening, when the city plunges into dusk, the locals go to the river (or any other water body) and set their Krathongs afloat, making a wish as they do so. Earlier this ritual used to symbolize tribute of respect to the Goddess of Water who gives fish and feeds the fields, where rice grows. Today festival’s meaning is reinterpreted in Buddhist way: it represents forgiveness of sins, cleansing of resentment and bad thoughts, opportunity to start a new life. In addition to Krathongs, Thais launch burning lamps, which are believed to help to get rid of misfortunes and troubles, this night. It is common to launch air lanterns from the finest cigarette paper

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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
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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
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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
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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.
The street started to develop into a po
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Patpong

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
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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
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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
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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
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Sukhumvit

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