A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centers compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometers (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand and has an estimated population of 10 million. The climate of Bangkok is hot throughout the year, ranging from 77 °F (25 °C) in the “cold” season in December to 86 °F (30 °C) at the height of the hot season in April.
Traveling to Bangkok is relatively easy, as there are direct flights and stopovers from all the surrounding countries. Flights from neighboring countries arrive at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) and flights from Europe etc. arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
BTS train: The best way to get around Bangkok is by Skytrain, which is fast and affordable. MRT train: Many visitors choose the subway thanks to its quickness and low cost. Tuk-tuk: Taking a tuk-tuk is a must-try experience in Bangkok. Sitting on colorful 3-wheelers and seeing Bangkok streets in the early morning or dusk is incredibly exciting. These tuk-tuks were inspired by rickshaws from World War II.
Bus: Taking a bus is another popular option to get around Bangkok. There are two types of buses, air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, usually painted in bright colors. Taxi/ Grab Car: You can also get around Bangkok easily by taxi or Grab car. You need to pay at least 35 Baht for the first 2 kilometers before paying 5 Baht for each additional kilometer.
Bangkok has many hotels, both luxury and economical across the city. Over the years, the city has also evolved into a more backpacker-friendly destination with many hostels, dormitories and homestays popping up.
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