The capital of Thailand, a city of beautiful temples and palaces, Bangkok is a popular tourist destination attracting millions of visitors a year. Bangkok or Krung Thep, which means the City of Angels, was constructed in 1782. Since that Bangkok has dominated Thailand's urban hierarchy as well as its political, commercial and cultural life.
An incredible quantity and quality of attractions awaits the visitor, including over 400 wats (temples) and the beautiful Grand Palace, a huge complex of wats, palaces and museums. The largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha contains the largest statue in Thailand.
Now Bangkok is a big bustling city with 10 million population. It's a typical Eastern city with huge open markets, eternal noise and rickshas.