Bangkok is a city where everyday and exotic collide. Where shimmering temples stand next to streets bustling with tuk-tuks and scooters. The food, the feeling and the whirlwind of colour set against the grey will leave you intrigued and wanting more!
The smell of Pad Thai and other interesting street food lingers as you find your way through little alleyways. It seems like around every corner there is something to eat or something to see. Your senses will be overwhelmed by the flavour, the smells ( sometimes bad sometimes good ) and the din of the city that almost goes into your bones.
What does Bangkok mean
Thailand’s capital city also goes by a different name. In addition to the internationally known name of Bangkok, there is also the local name of Krung Thep (City of Angels). The full ceremonial name which lays claim to being the longest place name in the world is:
Krung Thep Maha Nakorn Arun Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayutthaya Mahidol Pop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchawiwet Makhasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
Try and say that a few times fast!