Bangkok is Thailand’s capital city. This large city is famous for beautiful temples, vibrant street life, unique shopping malls and big Thai markets. Some of the most iconic attractions in Bangkok include the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho Temple (with the famous reclining Buddha), Chatuchak Weekend Market together with Asiatique night market. Bangkok Thailand is a must-visit when in Thailand
The Chao Phraya River runs through the city. On this network of canals, there are Icon Siam Mall, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew Temple, Wat Pho Temple and last but not least Wat Arun Temple. Thus the perfect way to explore the city of Bangkok is by taking a river taxi on the Chao Phraya River.
Interesting Facts about Bangkok, Thailand:
-In the local Thai language, Bangkok has the longest city name in the world (English: Bangkok, Thai: Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit Shorted to Krungthep).
-Red Bull was first created in Bangkok.
-All the temples on the Thai Baht coins are located in Bangkok.
-Bangkok has the largest solid gold Buddha (religious figure) statue.
-To conclude some Interesting laws in Bangkok that you might not know existed:
You are committing a crime if you leave your place of residence without wearing underwear.
You can’t drive a motorised vehicle bare-chested.
It’s a crime to use a durian fruit as a weapon. The fine levied is set according to the number of thorns that strike the victim.
Stepping on the currency is a crime, as it contains the image of the King. Always show respect to all symbols of the King.