Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand is a country of fascinating history, unique culture, a tropical climate, and breathtaking natural beauty with majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, green plains and a long coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. The country is home to Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and spectacular islands. Thailand is also globally known for its Thai smiles and Thai hospitality as well as its delectible, tasty cuisine and abundant tropical fruits.
Thailand, a country in Southeast Asia, is a very popular tourist destination, and for good reasons. You can find almost anything here: thick jungles as green as can be, crystal blue waters that feel more like a warm bath than a swim in the ocean, and food that can curl your nose hairs while dancing across your taste buds. Thailand is exotic, yet safe and cheap, yet equipped with every modern amenity you need. There is always something for every interest and every price bracket, from beachfront backpacker bungalows to some of the best luxury hotels in the world. Despite the heavy flow of tourism, Thailand retains its quintessential Thai-ness, with culture and history all its own and carefree people famed for their smiles and their fun-seeking ‘sanook’ lifestyle. Many travelers come to Thailand and extend their stay well beyond their original plans and others never find a reason to leave. Whatever your cup of tea is, they know how to make it in Thailand.
Bangkok or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, the capital city which subtly blends unique Thai cultural heritage with technology, is the largest city with a population of over eleven million inhabitants. With its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat, and naughty nightlife, Bangkok may not immediately give you the best impression but don’t let that mislead you. It is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, multiple canals, busy markets, and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.
Bangkok is a national treasure house and functions as Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational, and diplomatic center. From the moment you arrive, Bangkok is an invigorating assault on the senses. The heat, the noise, and the smells will leave you reeling if you’re not used to the insanity of Asia’s megacities. It is certainly not a destination that many people will forget in a hurry.
Bangkok has numerous transport options available, including BTS skytrain, MRT subway, buses, taxis, motorbike taxis, tuk-tuks, passenger pick-up trucks, express boats and canal boats. Select and use the best public transport options to get to your destination hassle-free. You can also check out Bangkok’s transit to help you plan your journey.
There are also other interesting places to visit or chill out in Bangkok such as palaces, museums, parks, as well as various shopping centers. There are lots of chilling places like chic coffee shops, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Sampeng Market, Yaowarat or Chinatown, and Phahurat night market as well as many leading and luxurious department stores in all areas of Bangkok. If you love to experience Thai cultural heritage, you will love the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) which are ornately decorated and well represent Thai architectural wonders as well as Buddhist sacred spaces and beauty.
The IMPACT Arena and the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center are one of Asia’s largest and most modern exhibitions and convention centers. Since 1999, the IMPACT integrated venue has offered a diversity of events with versatile facilities and services with a usable indoor space of over 140,000 square meters. It also comprises a variety of venue sizes to meet all kinds of event requirements.
Tourism Authority of Thailand