Bangkok owes its memorable appearance and inimitable atmosphere to the Chao Phraya River and its numerous canals to a great extent. The river is born in the northern mountains and carries its dark-yellow water through the capital to into Siam Bay, and the canals transpierce the huge body of the megalopolis as vessels. Picturesque khlongs, as the Thais call them, have long become one of Bangkok’s m
Bangkok’s outskirts hide no less interesting places, which are worth visiting, than the city itself. The small borough Samutprakarn, situated 25 kilometers away from the capital, is a vivid evidence of this. It features the largest crocodile farm in the world. It was founded thanks to Utai Youngprapakorn, in 1950. He was one of the first to create a farm for preservation of rare and endangered spe
Situated in the very heart of the Bangkok business center, Lumpini Park is the largest recreation area of the capital. It is the main green lungs for the city and the oasis of quiet, calmness and pacification in the center of the busy megalopolis for its residents. Being in the park, it is possible to forget that it is surrounded by the crowded capital with its gigantic skyscrapers, tropical heat
The Ancient City, also known as Ancient Siam, is situated within 30 kilometers from Bangkok. It is one of the biggest and the most impressive outdoor museums in the world. More than a hundred copies and models of the most famous and symbolic buildings of Thailand are gathered on its imposing territory of about 130 hectares. Palaces, temples and monuments represent various styles and epochs. Visiti
Stretching over the bank of Tachin River in Bangkok’s outskirts, the Rose Garden is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens not only in Thailand, but in the whole Southeast Asia. Occupying an area of 25 hectares, it is conditionally divided in two zones: botanical and ethnographical. Hundreds of rose species of the most incredible forms, colors and tints grow there. They cluster
Situated in the namesake quarter to the north of the city center, the Dusit Zoo is the oldest one in Bangkok. It occupies the territory of 18 hectares and is one of the most frequently visited places in Thailand’s capital: more than two million people visit it every year. Zoo’s history started in the late 19th century, when the King Rama V decided to lay out a botanical garden near his residence.
Several centuries ago, Thailand’s numerous canals and rivers served as country’s key transport arteries and their banks were humming with activity. Many things have changed since then, but the traditional floating markets are a vivid reminder of those times. They have long become Thailand’s trademark. The most famous one is the Damnoensaduak, located in the Ratchaburi province within 100 kilometer