Bangkok, city of Angels
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital, a sprawling metropolis with a population exceeding 10 million. Often referred to as "The City of Angels" or Krung Thep (a short version of its official Thai name, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), it holds the distinction of having the longest place name in the world:
Krung Thep Maha Nakorn Arun Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayutthaya Mahidol Pop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchawiwet Makhasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit
A general translation of this name is: "The great city of angels, where the immortal divinity dwells, the invincible city, the royal capital endowed with nine precious jewels and full of joy, abundant with enormous royal palaces, where the reincarnated angels reside; at the order of Indra, Vishvakarma majestically built the capital."
Beyond its lengthy name, Bangkok is renowned for its ornate shrines, grand temples, and vibrant street life, both during the day and at night. Notable attractions include the Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple, Wat Pho Temple with its enormous reclining Buddha, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire on the opposite shore, and the floating market.
If possible, I highly recommend spending a few days in Bangkok before or after your visit to Koh Chang. A trip to Thailand would be incomplete without experiencing the charm of Bangkok at least once. Whether exploring independently or with a guide, it's advised to be cautious, as some guides may take you to places where you're pressured to make purchases for their commissions. I recommend Ing Taxi and their team; they will take you where you want without the risk of scams, known for their reliability and safety. For more information, visit www.ingtaxi.com.
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