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Bangkok is **the capital and the most populous city of Thailand88.

It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร).

The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population.

Over fourteen million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

The Asian investment boom in the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to locate their regional headquarters in Bangkok.

The city is now a major regional force in finance and business.

It is an international hub for transport and health care, and is emerging as a regional centre for the arts, fashion and entertainment.

The city's vibrant street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts, have given it an exotic appeal.

The historic Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.

Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations.

It is named the most visited city in MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index, and has been named "World's Best City" for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Bangkok's rapid growth amidst little urban planning and regulation has resulted in a haphazard cityscape and inadequate infrastructure systems.

Limited roads, despite an extensive expressway network, together with substantial private car usage, have resulted in chronic and crippling traffic congestion.

This in turn caused severe air pollution in the 1990s.

The city has since turned to public transport in an attempt to solve this major problem.

Four rapid transit lines are now in operation, with more systems under construction or planned by the national government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

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Comments (8)

Mario Vargas G. on September 24, 2013

beautiful angle, modern, incredible the mototaxi, very common around Lima

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on September 24, 2013

A VERY NICE PHOTO.Thanks for sharing .I LIKE & Υ* IT. Thank you for visiting and nice comments. Best regards Kosmas

Alexander Kuripko on September 24, 2013

Цікава архітектура. Подобається. С повагою, Олександр.

Giovanni-Casadio on September 24, 2013

LIKE e complimenti x questo scatto stupendo.

Saluti e buona serata!!!

Giovanni

MaxLo on September 25, 2013

Very nice composition!

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Best greetings from Taiwan , MaxLo

Mauro50 on September 25, 2013

Hello my dear friend Tiffany Liem

very beautiful capture and nice on colour

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Have a nice day

best regards Mauro

Vince Byrne on September 25, 2013

Tiffany,

Wonderful composition, Big like.

Best regards

Vince

Nikolai Karaneschev on September 26, 2013

Beautiful shot L+F, best wishes Nikolai

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Photo taken in Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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