There are many luxurious hotels in the city, offering delicious dining and also providing a swimming pool and wellness area. These hotels are usually located adjacent to the airport with also many sights situated nearby. There are numerous sights in Bangkok. Its most famous example of architecture is the king’s palace in the centre of the city, next to the river Menam Chao Phraya. The complex of buildings presents a world of its own, consisting of more than 100 buildings. You will find there the Wat Phra Kheo, the temple of the emerald Buddha, which is Thailand’s most often visited statue of Buddha. The temple itself represents a jewel of art.
There are countless other temples in Bangkok, which are worth visiting, e.g. the Wat Bo. Furthermore there are the Khlongs, which are the canals running through the city. We recommend you to make a roundtrip on them. For relaxation, you may visit one of the parks, the hugest being the Lumphini park.
Located in the city centre there are numerous restaurants directly at the river or in the beautifully arranged gardens. You will find both, Asian and European cuisine, there. Bangkok is also famous for its markets.
The city of Bangkok has a total of 6,859,000 inhabitants. 11,571,000 people are living in its metropolitan area. (1st July 2006)