Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand. It is located on the West Bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand. Bangkok is a city with the development of terpesat, with a dynamic economy and a progressive development in Southeast Asia. The city is currently being developed into a regional center that can compete with Singapore and Hong Kong, but still had problems in social and infrastructure sectors as a result of rapid development.
Bangkok has long been the entrance to a foreign investor who wants to seek new markets in Asia. The town is also noted as one of the cities in the world with the rate of addition of skyscraper construction is the fastest. Rich in cultural sites make Bangkok as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
A brief history of Bangkok
First Bangkok city is a small commercial centre and a port on the West Bank of the Chao Phraya River serving the Kingdom of Ayuthhaya, the pioneer of modern Thailand succeed from year 1350 to 1767. There is a belief that the name is derived from Bang Makok, Bang "term" in the language of the central part of Thailand to the town or village located on the River, and "Makok" is the name in the language of Thailand for Spondias Spondias mombin, or pinnata Elaeocarpus hygrophilus (plants that produce fruit as fruit olive), or Bang Koh, Koh meaning "island", refers to an area that is etched by rivers and canals.
After the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767 Burma against, the new King, King Taksin established a new capital, Thonburi, on the area that is now part of the city of Bangkok. When Taksin's reign ended in 1782, King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke rebuild capital city on the East side of the river and gave it the official name of the ceremony (ceremonial name) Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit Treatment and then shortened to now official name, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Nevertheless, the new city also received the name of Bangkok, which continued to be used by foreigners to refer to the entire area of the city and became the official name in the United Kingdom, while the Language in the language of Thailand Bangkok remains the only name indicates to the old city on the West Bank of the river. The city has since been widely since and undergone many changes, including the introduction of transport and infrastructure during the reign of King Mongkut and King Chulalongkorn, and quickly became the center of Thailand's economy.
What is the famous for Bangkok?
The most famous in the city of Bangkok is the Grand Palace. Place this one most famous in Thailand so that be ikon white elephant country. Location of Grand Palace not far from the city centre of Bangkok. Formerly, this Grand Palace was the residence of the family of the King of Thailand. Now the Grand Place into a museum and also a Buddhist place of worship.
There are a number of great temple there are all painted with golden yellow color domination. To enter the Palace, foreign tourists must pay 300 bath. While local residents free of charge. For those of you, who want to go there, note the clothing worn. Use the polite clothes. Must not wear pants and short skirts.