The complete original name of Bangkok is actually: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit!

It is considered to be the world's longest place name, but Thai people refer to it as Krung Thep which means "The City of Angels".

Hospitality in Bangkok is served up with the famous Thai smile and the city has an enormous selection of just about everything from restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing.

Bangkok is one of Earth's largest and hottest cities and is considered "a must" as a Asian travel destination. You'll find famous Buddhist temples, a bustling Chinatown, first-class cinemas with almost ridiculously low fares, markets with low price tags, high-class restaurants, shopping malls and a lot of friendly people.

More than one tenth of Thailand's population lives in its capital city. In recent years it has also acquired a more international character with more residents and workers from all over the world.

When to go?

With a combination of high temperatures and humidity in Bangkok, this is a really hot city most of the year round.

December to March is considered as the "cool" season in the capital, with temperatures of about 25-28 degrees Celsius, during the day.

The rainy season is unusually rather long in Bangkok, extending form May to October, but the showers are often short and refreshing in this hot metropolis!

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