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There are 2 airports in Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi International and Don Muang.
There are 20 airports located near Bangkok. The closest are: Siem Reap, Hua Hin Airport, Utapao, Trat, Myeik, Pattaya, Phitsanulok, Chumphon Airport, Dawe, Buri Ram, Nakhon Sawan, Battambang, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phetchabun, Koh Kong, Ye, Lop Buri, Surin, Phanom Sarakham, and Kamphangsaen.
There may be a time zone difference between your location and Bangkok. Bangkok's time zone is GMT +07:00. Current time in Bangkok is 07:21 PM.
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The total population of Bangkok is 5100000 people.
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Bangkok, situated on the banks of one of Thailand’s main rivers, has a strategic location that has been known for hundreds of years. Since at least 1500 AD, Thai kings have ruled from this area or had major military outposts here. When Thailand (then called Siam) began to modernize in the late 19th century, the process of modernization was led by the city of Bangkok, which introduced modern conveniences such as transportation long before the rest of the country.
There are two main airports that flights to Bangkok may use: Suvarnabhumi Airport, a highly modern and sleek-looking airport; and Don Muang Airport, a slightly older option. Both airports are about 20 miles from downtown Bangkok. It is fairly easy to get from either airport into the city, as both airports have train and bus services.
The main thing to remember when getting around Bangkok is that the city is extremely densely populated, and therefore the roads are highly congested. There are two train systems within the city, a SkyTrain and a newer Metro system, but neither serves the whole city. For getting around central Bangkok they work quite well, but there are many areas of the city where you will need to use a taxi, car, or bus. Bangkok also has the world-famous tuk-tuk, but unfortunately many of these are operated by scam artists who will not offer you a fair rate.
Thai food is some of the most delicious in the world, and Bangkok is a great place to get it. Even if you are on a tight budget, it’s no problem to get authentic delicacies – many visitors will say that the roadside stands and small restaurants have better food than the upscale eateries that cater to tourists. Street vendors have familiar dishes that you may have sampled at a Thai restaurant – such as pad thai and satay – but they also have more exotic fare ranging from extremely spicy tom yam kung to deep-fried crickets!