Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometers in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. Bangkok is an extreme primate city and importance to the national economy.
Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. As the main gateway through which visitors arrive in Thailand, Bangkok is visited by the majority of international tourists to the country. Bangkok’s multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife.