|Bangkok is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Created as the Thai capital in 1782 by the first
monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is
a national treasure house and Thailand’s spiritual,
cultural, political, commercial, educational and
Bangkok exceeds 1,500 square kilometres in area
and is home to one-tenth of the country's population.
Major tourist attractions include glittering Buddhist
temples, palaces, timeless “Venice of the East”
canal and river scenes, classical dance extravaganzas,
and numerous shopping centres.