Bangkok city is the capital of Thailand. It is also the largest city in Thailand with a population of 9.1 million people. When discussing the weather, the Thais divide the year into three seasons: the cool season, hot season, and rainy season. For most westerners, this translates to “hot,” “really hot,” and “really hot and wet.” In Thailand the Temperatures rarely fall below 70° F.
Things to Do and See
Anyone who visits Bangkok city should be sure to try a river boat tour on the Chao Phraya River. The dinner cruise on the river can be a truly delightful experience. The boats are a quick and inexpensive getaway. They provide an excellent view of some of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions.
Many of the boats offer buffet dinners with selections of excellent seafood and vegetable dishes.
Tiger Temple Tour: One of the most unique tours in the world is the Tiger Temple Tour. The Tiger Temple is a good car ride away from Bangkok, but the experience is worth the ride. After all where else can tourist touch a full grown tiger? The monks at the Tiger Temple actually allow visitors to get up “close and personal with these full grown cats”. Bangkok’s Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is perhaps Bangkok’s most famous tourist attraction. It was built in 1782 as a home for the king and his royal court. The creativity and craftsmanship that went into building the palace was incredible. While in the palace complex, visitors can also see the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains the, very famous and greatly revered Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
Places to Eat
The Bangkok city is home to many incredible restaurants here are just a few.
Breeze Restaurant Bangkok
An illuminated bridge leads to the alfresco terrace were diners can enjoy kobe beef from Japan, chicken and duck from France, Alaskan king crab, or diver scallops from Japan.
Amontre Restaurant Bangkok
The Amontre offers an array of contemporary Thai and Western dishes that emphasize fresh ingredients and uncluttered presentation. Dishes such as Yam pla duk foo, catfish salad, grilled sirloin steak with beans and basil in chili paste, are on the menu of this exclusively Thai restaurant.
The Koi restaurant offers Japanese ingredients with a California twist. The most popular is creamy rock shrimp with mayonnaise. Beef-lovers should not miss the tender wagyu served in various ways.
Popular Hotels in Bangkok City
Aspen Suites Bangkok
The Aspen Suites is a 3 star hotel located in the central part of the city near many popular tourist destinations. The rooms offer LCD TVs, DVD players, mini bars, kitchenettes, microwave ovens, safes, and other options. Rates start at 3,035.87 THB.
The Twin Tower Hotel Bangkok
The Twin Tower is a 4 star value hotel located in the commercial district. The rooms include in-room safety box, air conditioning, alarm clocks, bedside controls, minibars, wireless high speed Internet and IDD phone. Rates start at 1,342.93 THB.
Amari Watergate Hotel
The Amari Watergate hotel is a 5 star hotel nestled in the heart of Bangkok’s commercial district. The rooms feature wireless Internet, movies on demand, in-room safe, mini bar, and air conditioning. Rates start at 3,407.69 THB.