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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Bangkok.
 
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not immediately give you a warm welcome — but don't let your first impression mislead you. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.
 
For years, it was only a small trading post at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, until King Rama I, the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782, after the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders. Since then, Bangkok has turned into a national treasure house and functions as Thailand's spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.
 
Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. 
 
Contents:
 
  Welcome To Bangkok
  Key Districts
  Overview
    History
    Addresses and navigation
    Climate
    Films
  Arrivals
    By plane
      Suvarnabhumi Airport
      Don Muang Airport
    By bus
    By minibus
    By train
    By ship
    By car
  Local Transportation
    By public transit
      Skytrain
      Metro
      Airport Rail Link
    By boat
      Chao Phraya Express Boat
      Saen Saep Express Boat
      River taxi
    By taxi
      Metered taxi
      Tuk-tuk
      Motorbike taxi
    By bus
    By car
  Sightseeing Highlights
  Fun Activities
    Bicycle tours
    Canal tours
    Muay Thai
    Cultural performances
    Pampering
    Entertainment
    Festivals
  Studying
  Shopping Highlights 
  Dining Guide 
    Street food
    Ethnic cuisine
    Dinner cruises
  Bars, Clubs & Drinking
    Go-go and beer bars
    Gay nightlife
  Accommodation Guide
  Safety & Security
    Scams
    Go-go bars
    Fights
    Animal abuse
    Political unrest
    Food and water
  Communications
    Internet
    Telephone
    Post
  Local Help 
    Publications
    Medical tourism
    Immigration office
    Embassies
  Local & Day Trips 
    Central Thailand
    Further destinations

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