Bangkok - the capital of Thailand, with more than 10 million people.

The official name of the city Kroon Amon Rattanakosin Thep Mahanakhon Mahintarayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Nopparat Ratchathani Buriram Udomratchanivet Mahasatan Amon aux Piments Avatan Sathit Sakkathattiyya Vitsanukam Prasit (Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit) entered into the record books Guinness and is translated as "city of angels, the great city, the city - an eternal treasure, impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious stones, the happy city, full of plenty grandiose Royal Palace that resembles the divine abode where reigns reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishvakarmanom. "

This is also the name of the city, in Thai, is depicted on the emblem of the city, which depicts a sacred white elephant Airavata (Airavata) - the king of elephants (sometimes depicted as a three-headed elephant, walking through the white clouds. Riding on an elephant depicted God of War and Weather - Indra the Thunderer, clutching in his right hand zipper, with which he calls the storm and save the land from drought.

The principal of the 50 districts of Bangkok are:

Rattanokosin - the historic center of Bangkok near the Royal Palace, with many cultural and tourist attractions

Siam Square - a modern city with the best hotels and shopping centers

Dusit - business center, located where the main administrative and governmental organizations

Khao San Road - iconic pedestrian street in central Bangkok with budget hotels, souvenir shops and famous entertainers. This is where the familiarity of many begins with Bangkok and Thailand.

Sukhumvit - here are most elite nightclubs and restaurants, as well as many hotels and guesthouses.

Phahonyothin - area famous for its Chatuchak market and proximity to the Don Muang airport.

Bangkok is often called "Oriental Venice", as virtually the entire city, as an artery, cut water channels of the river Chao Phraya. Stroll through the famous canals of the capital of Thailand, you will be able to contemplate the best of the 450 Buddhist temples in Bangkok.

Bangkok - cultural and economic center of Thailand and Southeast Asia. There are offices of international corporations and holding companies, stock exchange, the best universities and academies in the region, cultural centers and museums, as well as the headquarters of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

As in many Asian capitals, the nightlife in Bangkok is very diverse and exciting, thanks to the well-known throughout the world of nightclubs and shopping centers.

Twin Cities Bangkok: Washington (USA), Beijing (China), Moscow (Russia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Manila (Philippines), Seoul (South Korea), Ankara (Turkey).