Bangkok Exploring Bangkok

THE SHED OF THE ROYAL BARGES This shed where several royal barges are displayed is located on Khlong Bangkok Noi off the Chao Phraya River not far from Phra Pin Klao Bridge. These barges were used on Royal and government occasions and formerly served war vessels. The most beautiful and well-known barge is “Suphanahong” used […]

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Bangkok Cultural Attractions

THE SIAM SOCIETY Founded in 1904 under Royal Patronage, the organization helps those interested in the artistic and cultural life of Thailand and neighboring countries. The Society maintains an excellent library (for members only); publishes an esteemed journal; and organizes monthly lectures, exhibitions, and study trips. It has a natural history section too. An ethnological […]

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Bangkok Metropolis

Bangkok

Established in 1782 as Thailand’s capital, the official, full name of the city is probably the longest in the world : Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathatthiya Witsanukam Prasit. Bangkok, City of Angels, offers an bundance of sights and attractions for tourists and […]

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Getting Around Bangkok

Getting Around Bangkok BUSES The ordinary city buses are not air-conditioned and are usually crowded during peak hours but their frequency is good. There are two types of ordinary buses – the blue and the red ones. Besides, there are smaller private buses. The blue buses and the smaller private buses charge Bht. 2.50 and […]

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