Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has something for everyone. Once in Bangkok, try varying your sightseeing and activity checklist. Bangkok has a variety of shopping options, from bustling traditional marketplaces to top of the line designer boutique and department stores.
Popular sightseeing attractions include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), Wat Po, the National Museum, and Chinatown.
The easiest way to travel to Bangkok is by air, but trains do run in addition to busses.
Trains only travel domestically, but busses have routes between Bangkok and select major East Asian cities.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (airport code BKK) in Bangkok is a short drive outside of the city, only about 25 kilometres away in Racha Thewa.
Thai Airways, Tair AirAsia, Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways use New Bangkok International Airport, the common name for Suvarnabhumi, as their main hub.
In 2009 the New Bangkok International Airport served over 40 million passengers, and plans to increase capacity and volume could double that number in future years. New Bangkok International Airport had the fifth most traffic in Asia in 2009.
96 Airlines depart from Suvarnabhumi including almost every major international carrier. Additionally, 30 different cargo services use New Bangkok International Airport.