- Posted July 1, 2014 by
Bangkok - The City That Never Sleeps
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. It is also the country's most populous city with more than 8 million people. Over the years, Bangkok has established itself as one of the most important regional centers for arts, entertainment and fashion. It is also a major regional force in business and finance.
There are several translations of the name Bangkok including city of angels, seat of the king, great city of immortals, city of royal palaces and magnificent city of the nine gems.
Bangkok is one of the most popular travel destinations for people all over the world. This is primarily due to its vibrant city life, its spectacular cultural landmarks and most of all its notorious red-light districts. MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index has named Bangkok the most visited city in the world and Travel+Leisure magazine has named it the World's Best City.
Bangkok has much to offer to tourists. From dazzling temples to magnificent palaces, from its well-known floating market to its traditional Chinatown, Bangkok is a city that should not be missed.
There are also numerous hotels, guesthouses and hostels available for travelers that are committed to making their stay pleasant and comfortable. There are many that are located right in the center of the city enabling tourists to have access to shopping centers, restaurants, bars and popular landmarks.
Most accomodations in Bangkok offer 24 hour free internet access, daily newspapers, theaters, luggage rooms and comfortable and spacious bedrooms. For example Lubd is located in Bangkok's best hangout area. You will have access to all that this city has to offer be it culture, entertainment, espresso joint, bars, restaurants, clubs or shopping. Bangkok's iconic Skytrain will be at your doorstep connecting you to the rest of the city within minutes. At Lubd, you will find high quality accommodation and a fun and friendly staff. It has been picked as one of the seventeen coolest hostels to stay for backpackers by the Observer, UK. It has also received a Certificate of Excellent from Trip Advisor.
The people of Bangkok are extremely festive and that is why there is always something going on in this vibrant city. These include royal anniversaries, Buddhist rites, lunar religious festivals and other cultural events. Foreign festivals are also celebrated with great fervour in Bangkok. These include Christmas and Halloween. Throughout the year, there are musical events, live performances, art exhibitions, fashion shows, food festivals and so on that keep tourists entertained. Overall, if you’re looking for a vibrant and exciting travel destination in Asia, Bangkok is a city that should definitely not be missed.