~Bangkok, Thailand~

The capital’s proper name is Krung Thep – the “City of Angels.” This enchanting city on the Chao Phraya River is a magical place where graceful dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires harbor graceful Buddhas, and riverboats cruise a bewildering maze of canals. The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Thailand offers a rich and ancient culture that flowered unhindered by Western influence. Proud and strongly nationalistic, the Thai people call their nation Muang Thai – “Land of the Free.” And Bangkok, magical Bangkok, is the nation’s commercial, cultural, and spiritual heart.
Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, the city is home to more than eight million people.