Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. It is also the largest city in the nation with a population of over 11 million. For Thais, Bangkok is known as Krung Thep or City of Angels. Bangkok is a city that offers 2 different worlds, this greatly boosted Bangkok Tourism. The first is the traditional Bangkok with its great history and cultural heritage highlighted with its colorful festivals and ancient Buddhist temples. The other face of the city is the modern Bangkok that is famous for its shopping arcades, heavy traffic and exotic nightlife and entertainment. These 2 offerings from Bangkok attract millions of tourists to fly in to Bangkok and explore and see first hand different Bangkok tourist attractions, festivals and nightlife. Bangkok Tourism plays a great part in Thailand’s economy. About 5% of the country’s GDP came from tourism. Bangkok is the main hub for tourist for it houses the country’s main airport. Many of the popular Thai hotels are based in Bangkok such as the Dusit Hotel and the Siam Hotel and Resort.
Different Bangkok hotels also cater to the budget friendly travelers and backpackers. Many of Bangkok’s top tourist attractions are located in the area of Rattanakosin or Old City. Here you can find the top 3 temples in Thailand, namely the Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun. Near Wat Po is a temple that houses the world’s largest reclining Buddha. The most sacred Buddha image in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha is housed in the Wat Phra Kaew temple. For those who love open spaces or just want to avoid the large tourist crowd you can head out to Lumphini Park. It is best to avail of Bangkok car rental to get to this destination faster and easier. For great food, you can go to Sukhumvit, rated as one of the best Bangkok restaurants and a favorite hangout of foreign tourists.
Khao San Road on the other hand offers affordable local Thai delicacies that are favored by backpackers. The most ordered street food in this area is the spicy pad Thai noodles. For those on a romantic honeymoon vacation in Bangkok, you should not miss out on the Chao Phraya River Dinner cruise. The cruise is a guided tour, local dining and cultural show all rolled into one. To enjoy the rest of Bangkok at great discounts, book your complete Bangkok Holiday vacations here at Airlines Northwest. We offer the most discounted Bangkok airplane tickets. Airlines Northwest also offers a comprehensive list of Bangkok Hotels you can choose from that suits your travel budget. It is easy to book and reserve rooms in 5 star Bangkok hotels as well as thrifty backpackers pension houses, just head to Airlines Northwest booking Page for Bangkok.