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Bangkok Hotel Guide & Local Info
Known once as the “Venice of the East” because of many canals that used to criss-cross it, Bangkok is the capital and it is also the most populous city of Thailand. The city of Bangkok is a cultural phenomenon tourist treasure and shoppers heaven with many local and imported goods from throughout Asia. Referred to by many critics as Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and exciting city, Bangkok is an elegant mix of modern and ancient architecture and design.
The city of Bangkok is juxtaposed with a mix of concrete skyscrapers and traditional Thai wooden homes with the occasional Buddhist temple adorned with golden Buddha images. Bangkok is built upon the floodplain of the Chao Phraya River, and many canals have been developed into roads for easier flow of traffic.