Information about Bangkok

City: Bangkok
Capital of Thailand: Bangkok is located in central Thailand
Province: Bangkok (Thailand Provinces 76 pcs) See list here!
Bangkok is a particular regulated district No: 77
Country: Thailand

Largest city in Thailand: Bangkok and capital
Population: 10 million official

Thais call Bangkok "Krung Thep"

Bangkok real name: "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit"

Area City: 1569 km2 (605.7 mi2)
Maximum height: 78 m (255 ft) Mount Phu Khao Tong with Wat Saket
Lowest pointt: 0 m (0 ft) Sea (Gulf of Siam)

500 skyscrapers are located in Bangkok, which gives the city a placement of the top 10 in the world. Highest when the skyscraper Baiyoke Tower II, 304 m (997 ft), 85 floors and built in 1997.

Distance: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok city center, 35 km (21.7 miles) run time approximately + - 1h
Distance: (NOTE! Old airport) Don Mueang Airport to Bangkok city, 26 km (16 miles) driving time about + - 1h.

Distance to Phuket 825 km (514 miles)
Distance to Koh Samui 764 km (474 miles)
Distance to Pattaya 160 km (99 miles)
Distance to Hua Hin 200 km (124 miles)
Distance to Chiang Mai 700 km (435 miles)

Here you can find information about Bangkok and is meant to assist you and guide you what makes Bangkok unique and well worth a visit to this city.

Events, festivals and holidays in Bangkok

Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year) starts 13 April and lasts a couple of days in Bangkok. Songkran is the famous water festival which sprays water on everyone, from young to old and even police officers get wet. No one is safe, spraying water one to two days. Especially transport and accommodation can be full this week. Book in advance.

The vegetarian festival lasts for nine days, starting in the ninth lunar month (around October). A very long awaited event in Bangkok, especially for those with Chinese background. The festival has become mightily popular among vegetarians and even non-vegetarians. Restaurants and foodshops in Bangkok puts up yellow flags to show their participation in the festival. Several restaurants choose to only serve vegetarian meals throughout the festival. The festival's main area keeps to along Yaowarat Road is located in Bangkok's Chinatown. For those of you who do not want to eat vegetarian is a wide range in the town of Thai and international restaurants serving in the usual way around Bangkok.

Loy Krathong is the beautiful and famous festival of lighting candles, when candles and incense (Krathong) is added into the water as small floral decorated boats and hot air balloons rising into the sky. Loy Kratong is not an official holiday, but still a very busy period. The celebrations are held throughout Thailand, Bangkok during usually one evening. For dates visit page Holidays and Festivals!

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General information and Hospitals in Bangkok

Banks, ATMs and money Exchange, you will find easy.
Immigration Office.
Hospitals and dentists in Bangkok, many to choose between.

Transport Skytrain (trains above ground) is really good in Bangkok and there is even an underground train on some routes and buses running frequently in all directions, relatively cheap and easy to get around in Bangkok.

Taxi so one must remember that there are plenty of taxi drivers who do not want to work with taximeter in Bangkok. Always ensure that the meter is turned on, usually you get a bad deal otherwise, so not negotiate the price. Take the next taxi if they want to deal and try to avoid taxis that hangs outside the hotel, bus and train stations. You can also go by bus or tuk tuk and there are so-called motorcycle taxi. No matter what form of transportation you choose, the price should be agreed  before the ride otherwise it can become a problem. This not applies to taxi's who cars have taxa-meters. Taxi in Bangkok is cheap when the driver uses the meter. Read more about taxi!

Hospitals and Dentists in Bangkok

Hospitals Bangkok
Bumrungrad International Hospital: +66 (0) 2 6671000 Website:
Bangkok Hospital: +66 (0) 2 3103000 Website:
Siriraj Hospital: +66 (0) 2 4197000 Website:
Ramathibodi Hospital: +66 (0) 2 6449042 Website:
Bangkok Christian Hospital: +66 (0) 2 2336987
Vejthani hospital: +66 (0) 2 7340000 Website:
BNH Hospital: +66 (0) 2 6862700 Website:
Vibhavadi hospital: +66 (0) 2 9412800 Website:
Piyavate hospital: +66 (0) 2 6256500 Website:
Praram 9 Hospital: +66 (0) 2 2029999 Website:

Dentists Bangkok
Bangkok smile dental clinic: +66 (0) 2 6642800 Website:
BIDC Bangkok dentist Centre: +66 (0) 2 6924433 Website:
Bangkok Silom dental clinic: +66 (0) 2 66369092
Bangkok Thantakit dental clinic: +66 (0) 2 7180777 Website:

Phone list local phones Bangkok

Police, Fire, Ambulance: 191 (all over Thailand)
Health care: 1669
Fire: 199
Tourist Police: 1155
Immigration: 1178
Immigration: +66 (0) 21419889
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok: +66 (0) 2 1321888
Don Meang (NOTE old airport Bangkok): +66 (0) 2 535 1111

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