Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. One of the most impressive buildings in the city is the ancient Grand Palace (note that dress regulations apply). Wat Pho and Wat Suthat are both temples that are open to the public. Wat Pho houses a massive reclining buddha, which is 150 feet high. Flights are available to Thailand with Thai Airways from Los Angeles, and with United Airlines from San Francisco.
Chaotic, carnal and congested, Thailand's
capital is divided by the Chao Phraya River and is nestled in one
of the world's most fertile rice-producing deltas. Bangkok's 579
square miles (1,500 sq km) are criss-crossed by a series of canals
carrying passengers and cargo, its roads clotted with endless
traffic jams, while the city sprawls in all directions with a
hodgepodge of urban, commercial and industrial buildings. A new
overland metropolitan railway speeds above the city, providing
visitors with a relaxed and efficient way to observe the hustle and
Royal Grand Palace Bangkok
Construction of the palace began in 1782 and
was completed in time for the coronation of King Rama I, and opened
in 1785 to signify the end of the Burmese invasion of Thailand.
Royal Barges National Museum Bangkok
The Royal Barges National Museum houses
several decorative royal barges, the earliest of which dates back
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Bangkok
Situated adjacent to the Royal Grand Palace,
Wat Pho is Bangkok's oldest, largest and most famous temple.
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