Бангкок: для искателей нирваны и новых впечатлений
Bangkok is on the list of the most visited tourist cities in the world. Situated on an area of more than 1,500 km2, you'll find ancient temples and fortresses, entertainment complexes and shopping centres, fine restaurants and shops with traditional cuisine closely intertwined. The city guide will not get lost in all this variety.
The Thai capital is also the main cultural and historical centre of the region, the city map includes many monuments of ancient culture and architecture. In Bangkok, an inquisitive tourist can view such world-famous places of interest as the Grand Palace, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) In the last shrine is a majestic Buddha statue, the length of which exceeds 45 metres, and a height of 15 metres. At the same time, popular places for beach holidays are located nearby on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. To get there, you can use public transport or rent a car.
In addition to the conventional metro lines, buses and taxis, transport in Bangkok includes an extensive water transport network, which is used both for tourist and transporting goods and cargo. The city was founded in the delta of the Chao Phraya River, therefore the tributaries and channels of this waterway have long served as natural highways for movement. Together with the system of artificial canals, they gave Bangkok a second name – «The Venice of the East».
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