City of Angels : Thailand

Welcome to Thailand

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Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, known in official Thai name as “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon” or “Krung Thep” in short. Like Los Angeles, Bangkok is called “City of Angels” as well.  It is the world’s 22nd largest city by population with approximately 8,160,522 registered residents (July 2007), but due to large unregistered influxes of migrants from the North East of Thailand and of many nations across Asia, the population of greater Bangkok is estimated at nearly 15 million people.

Like New York city, Bangkok has large sections of greenery either preserved by the Department of National Forestry or designated as green zones. Lumpini Park is one of the famous parks in Bangkok. Other famous parks also include Queen Sirikit Park near Lat Yao, Benchasiri Park on Sukhumvit, Saranrom Park across the Grand Palace, Suan Romaneenat, and Dusit Park.

Current Festival

songkran
12-15    April     Bangkok Songkran Festival

  • 13-17                    North-country cities
  • 13-15                    South-country cities

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Find out more festivals in Thailand here.

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