Bangkok is a metropolitan city and is also the capital city of Thailand. It is one of Southeast Asia's most thriving commercial centers. More than anywhere else in the country, Bangkok tops the list in expressing the culture's uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. This lends a thrilling sense of discovery to one's sightseeing, which is favored by nature with a good climate and adds an element of surprise when exploring what is called the orient's most fabled city. Bangkok embraces modern development and presents an initial picture of aggravating office towers, world-class hotels offering deluxe comforts, towering shopping plazas, restaurants serving Thailand's acclaimed specialties and naturally every other national cuisine, and importantly the neon-lit entertainment spots.
Bangkok homes busy airports coupled with excellent hospitality. Bangkok International Airport has a domestic as well as an international terminal. Bangkok hotels range from cozy suites to moderate rooms that cost a few bahts, the country's currency. Early bird reservations are available at these hotels. A simple application online will suffice. Bangkok is known for having some of the best restaurants in the world. Almost every major cuisine in the world is available in specialty restaurants located throughout the city. Quality Thai and ethnic food is omnipresent in outlets and is also as diverse as street front restaurants and markets.
Bangkok is an excellent place to shop and is often called "the shopper's stop." The city is full of many shopping streets which are very unique on their own. The entire street usually sells only one kind of product ranging from fresh flowers, fabrics and clothes, gemstones, electrical goods, monk supplies, and guns. From the historical public ground to the sensational public park, Ratanakosin Island is one of Bangkok's highest ratios of parkland per capita. Aerobic dancers are the area's major attraction. The city's other cultural attractions are the Siam society, national museum, national library and the Thai cultural center. This cultural center is considered as an avenue for musical and visual entertainment.
Travel in Bangkok is made even more interesting by the tuk-tuks and the ferry services. Private cars and vans operate in the city almost round the clock.