Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand that serves as the political, economical, cultural, culinary and spiritual center and one of the most modern and the biggest city in the country. It is usually associated with traffic congestion, soaring heat and a naughty nightlife, but this is just a small part that overshadows the majestic temples, magnificent palaces, charming canals, enjoyable markets, and lively nightlife.
Before it became the capital of Siam, it was just a small village located on the Chao Phraya River until it was assigned as the capital by the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty whose descendant still rules Thailand today. Bangkok has so much to offer, that it is easy to spend more than a week and have yet to see everything there is to do as each turn you take shows something interesting and begs for exploration. It is truly a city that intertwines authenticity with the modern world.