Bangkok, the capital and largest city of Thailand, is filled with high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife. After watching the movie Hangover 2, you might even be convinced that is all there is to this place .. Not really!
Bangkok is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities, filled with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a very (more encompassing and very) vibrant nightlife. For years, it was just a small trading post at the banks of the Chao Phraya River. After the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders, King Rama I, turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782. Since then, Bangkok has turned into a national treasure house - Thailand's spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre. Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with fervour and nightlife (but I might have mentioned that already!).