Thailand's vibrant metropolis

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Bangkok, a city of eight million people, is not only one of the largest cities, but also one of the most interesting urban destinations in Asia. The capital and residence city of the Thai Kingdom, which extends over an area of 1,500 square kilometres along the Gulf of Thailand and the Chao Phraya River, offers its guests an enormous range of architectural sights, culinary diversity, fascinating folk and high culture as well as exciting leisure and entertainment opportunities.
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The city also offers excellent accommodation from "backpacker" level to luxury class. It is therefore not surprising that Bangkok, which can be reached directly from Germany in eleven hours by plane, has a top position among the most visited cities in the world with more than 15 million tourists every year. Bangkok is divided into many city districts worth visiting, each with its own character. For example, Bangkok guests can gain a lasting impression of Thailand's history, which is inextricably linked with Buddhism, by exploring the historic old town of Rattanakosin.

Above all, the Great Palace (Wang Luang), which served as the official royal residence from 1782 to 1946, should be visited here. Also the perhaps most important sacral buildings of the country: the temple of the emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Sri Rattana) and the temple Wat Pho with his world-famous gold statue of the lying Buddha (46 m long). Worth seeing is also the plastic complex with teak cloud castle (Wimanmek-Palat) and magnificent throne hall, which was built in the adjacent district Dusit at the end of the 19th century as a rather informal alternative to the representative grand palace.

Bordering on the old town, the Chinese Quarter and the Indian Quarter invite you to an exciting stroll. A must during a stay in Bangkok is the excitement of a Thai boxing event. The first address for high-class fights of this sport is the Lumphini Stadium. The highest hotel building outside Dubai rises in the Ratchathewi shopping district: from the viewing platform of the 304 m high Baiyoke Tower 2 there is a unique panoramic view over Bangkok.

Bangkok's public transport system includes buses, taxis, metro and Skytrain (elevated railway) as well as express boats on Chao Phraya and canals. Culinary interested ship friends are also recommended an evening on one of the many restaurant ships. Another original way to experience Bangkok is to take part in an insider-guided bicycle tour through well-known and unknown parts of the city.
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Excursions to amusement parks such as Siam Park City or Riverfront provide relaxation. Shopping tours are worthwhile in shopping miles like Siam Square or at the overwhelming Chatchuak market with its 15,000 (!) stalls. Bangkok has half a dozen nightlife districts known for their nightlife. These include Sukhumvit, Silom and the district around the Khao San Road.

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