Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the most populated city in the entire country. It is located on the coast and is a huge center of tourism, finance, and culture. It is truly a magnificent city and one where there is great weather, great food, and great people at every step of the way. The city continues to grow and thrive and more and more foreigners are even choosing Thailand as place to live beyond their means and retire.
Hub of Tourism
Bangkok ranks third in the cities most visited by tourists in the entire world. With over 12 million visitors last year, the scope of the tourism market in Bangkok is incredible. Just as it is found in every major city of a country, Bangkok is the center of all art, media, music, performance and food. It is the melting pot of various tourist cultures as well as the classical Thai influences that permeate through tradition and have become a part of modern society.
Life of Luxury
There is literally something for every person and every age in Bangkok. It is a great place for a visit, for business, and even to live. Just as Japan was for foreigners in the 80s, Thailand’s exchange rate allows quite a luxurious lifestyle for outsiders since foreign currency transfers in at such a high rate. This makes it that much more popular since people can stretch their money even further and live a life of luxury. A vacation in Thailand can have every whim and wish catered to at a fraction of the cost in America.
If you like traditional Asian culture, Bangkok is the place to go. With street vendors lining every inch of the roads selling uniquely Asian cuisine and trinkets to the Buddhist temples on the outskirts of the city, Thailand is truly the wonderland of Asia. You will never see a more intensely welcoming yet different view of the world until you visit Bangkok.
With all there is to do during the day it’s even better if you’re into nightlife. Bangkok houses some of the most exciting and upbeat bars and clubs in the entire world. Sometimes referred to as the Las Vegas of Asia for its catering to the adult side of entertainment, Bangkok really is a place you’ll never forget. If you love to have fun and see the world, Bangkok is a must see destination. It’s like another world here on this planet with the radically different culture, climate and animals.
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John is an experienced florist in Bangkok and know the city well after living there for over 20 years. He writes floral and travel tips on the Gogo Florist site for people wishing to learn the out of the way activities from a local resident.