Thailand: Bangkok – Visit to Southeastern Asia
One night in Bangkok and world’s your oyster. The bars are temples but pearls ain’t free... – a 1980s popular song of Murray Head.
The city, which is a sought destination of travelers. The town, which is has in many minds an irresistible oriental feeling.. It was in the 1980s when the aforementioned song originated, Bangkok experienced a boom. It continued throughout the 1990s until it slowed during economic crisis in Asia at the end of the 1990s.
This rapid development indirectly followed the development of the city after World War II, when the Japanese intervention army left the country. After this Thailand started receiving American aid. Bangkok became R&R destination of the US army. On one hand, it proved to helpful to the city because it helped tourism. On the other hand, Bangkok became infamous for sex tourism. This reputation stuck with Bangkok ever since.
When you arrive in Bangkok all your senses will be immediately under a attack of sensations, aromas, colors and flashes . Bangkok’s location is ideal for the growth of exotic plants that you see at almost every step. But you'll also meet Buddhist monks in their traditional red robes, you will encounter various markets, prepare to see on the streets of a great, if somewhat sharp, Thai food , and traffic jams.
Allegedly, it is best to visit Bangkok from November to February when weather is colder. In these months the air has also the lowest level of humidity. However, the temperature is also at this time can easily rise to 30 degrees Celsius. During the hot season, which is in March and April, do not be surprised if you see the thermometer mercury attack 40 degrees of Celsius .
From May to October is the rainy season then. At that time the city affect flooding, but for tourists exhausted from the heat and humidity it might be a pleasant cool down. Well, exceptperiod from September to October when the rains are the heaviest.
Bangkok is the economic center of Thailand. It creates one third of gross domestic product. Much of the city's economy naturally involved in the tourism industry. In fact, Bangkok has long been held in the foreground ranking the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In 2010, the city was visited by 11 million tourists.
In Bangkok, in addition to a number of museums also find royal palaces, gardens, Buddhist or Hindu temples. In the city you also can have a boat or ship ride on the river Chao Phraya .
To be continued...
Text: Maxim Kucer
Kevin Poh, Kimmam, Terence, Diliff , Mark Fischer
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