Why is Bangkok a famous city?

          Some cities have an incredible capacity to attract people to it. In the case of Bangkok, it would be hard to pinpoint a single factor that entices visitors into it, as a host of features make it a magical city. Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year and the city is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the  planet.

          Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and has been the capital from 1767 onwards. Since the eighteenth century, Bangkok has been a dominant city in Thailand. It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, one of the most important rivers in Southeast Asia. The city under – went a transformation during the 1980s and 1990s when rapid modernization gripped Bangkok resulting in an economic and cultural expansion.

          Bangkok is Thailand’s major port; and therefore, plays a significant role of being a strategically vital place. The Chao Phraya River connects Bangkok to the rest of the world through the Gulf of Thailand.

          The city is known for its colourful street life and breathtaking cultural landmarks. Its ancient palaces and Buddhist temples make it the centre of Thailand’s culture and history. The largest gold idol of Buddha is found in Bangkok. The five-metre tall statue, weighing 5.5 tonnes, is located in the temple of Golden Buddha, Wet traimit.

          Bangkok keeps attracting more and more people every year with its charm and magic.