Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.
It is known in Thai language as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung
Thep. Located in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, it ranks
as one of the top tourist destinations in South Asia that wows its visitors
with architecturally-remarkable temples and palaces, scenic canals,
traditional markets with a profound street food culture and a vibrant
nightlife. Bangkok tops the charts of the world's most visited city as per
MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index and was the ‘World's Best
City’ for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine a few years
Things to do in Bangkok
Bangkok’s numero uno attraction, the Grand Palace is the royal residence
since 1782. It stands as an opulent structure in typical Thai architecture
featuring gilded tops and spread across a stately 218400 square meters. The
only caution to be is that visitors must be dressed conservatively while
Wat Pho or Wat Chetuphon is the oldest and in Bangkok. It is fabled to have
miraculous and curative powers and is frequented with absolute veneration
by the worshippers. This grand temple is home to the Temple of the
Reclining Buddha, a 45-meter-long and 15-meter-high statue that is
decorated with numerous precious stones.
A token of 18th century armed conflict between Thailand and
Burma, Wat Arun is a temple that was built after the city had fallen to the
Burmese and was razed to the ground. The commander of Thai forces, General
Taksin vowed to defeat the invaders and rebuild a temple there.
Best Time to Visit Bangkok
Winter season, the months from November to March are the best to book your
flights from Chicago to Bangkok. It is the season when you can have a great
time enjoying football tournaments in the city. Book your flights from CHI
to BKK during this time of the year to enjoy famous cultural events like
the Thai New Year. It is advised to book Bangkok flights in advance to
avoid paying more during peak season.