Bangkok


As the capital of Thailand (also called "Buddha Country of Yellow Gowns"), Bangkok, also known as the "City of Buddhist Temples", is located in the lower reaches of the Menam River and has a floor space of 1,568 square kilometers. 40km away from the Gulf Of Siam, the city has a population of 9.10 million according to statistical data in 2010, and serves as the largest city and the political, economic, cultural, educational and traffic center of Thailand. Within the Bangkok City, lots of rivers form a crisscross network, in which the freight transport is frequent, and so the Bangkok City is touted as "Oriental Venice".

Travel Guide

Climate: Tropical Monsoon Climate

Language: Thai

Telephone Code: 66(Country Code)

Emergency Phones: Tourist Police Service Hotline: 1155; Police Station: 191; Fire Police 199; Emergency Center: 1691; medical aid: 1669

Currency: Thai Baht

Embassy Official Website:http://www.thaishanghai.com/

Embassy/Consulate

  • Royal Thai Embassy
    Add.:LG Twin Towers B-15 Floor, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Beijing
    Tel:65661149 65662564 65664299
    Fax:65664469
  • Royal Thai Consulate General in Chengdu
    Add.:F/12, Building C, Fund International Plaza, No. 6, Hangkong Road, Chengdu
    Tel:028-66897861
    Fax:028-66897863
    District:Sichuang, Chongqing
  • Royal Thai Consulate General in Kunming
    Add.:1/F, South Building,Kunming Hotel, 145 Dong Feng Dong RD., Kunming
    Tel:0871-3168916/3149296
    Fax:0871-3166891
    District:Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan,Hunan,Chongqing
  • Royal Thai Consulate General in Guangzhou
    Add.:2/F,Garden HoTel, 368 Huanshi Rd., E., Guangzhou 510064
    Tel:020-83858988/83804277
    Fax:020-83801043,83889567
    District:Guangdong, Hainna
  • Royal Thai Consulate General in Shanghai
    Add.:15F, Crystal Century Mansion, 567 Weihai Rd., Shanghai
    Tel:021-62883030
    Fax:021-62889072
    District:Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui
  • Royal Thai Consulate General in Xiamen
    Add.:NO.3, City Hotel Xiamen, NO.16 Huyuanlu, Xiamen
    Tel:0592-2027980, 2027982
    Fax:0592-2058816
    District:Fujian,Jiangxi
  • Royal Thai Consulate General in Nanning
    Add.:1F, 52-1 Jinhu Road, Orient Manhattan Mansion, Nanning, Guangxi
    Tel:0771-5526945,5526946
    Fax:0771-5526949
    District:Guangxi
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in xi'an
    Add.:4th floor,Yulang Guoji building 77 Jiefang Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi
    Tel:029-87433320,87433393,87420709
    Fax:029-87438980
    District : shaanxi,Gansu,Ningxia

Thailand has three seasons all year round: cool season (Nov. to Feb.), summer (Mar. to May), and rainy season (June to October). Bangkok's average temperature is 17℃. The highest temperature takes place in April, and it hits about 38℃.


  • 1. Merlion Park
    Geographic Location: Located in the imperial palace, Bangkok of Thailand
    Introduction: As the place for the royal families to hold the religious rites, Jade Buddha Temple, is the most important temple in Bangkok, and it was founded by Rama I during the imperial palace incorporation process. In front of the Buddha there are two josses, which respectively represent Rama I and Rama II. It is noteworthy that each joss is made of 38kg gold. On four walls of the palace there are frescos, of which, front and rear frescos were completed by Rama I, and the left and right frescos were respectively completed by Rama III and Rama IV.
  • 2. Sentosa
    Geographic Location: Located at the place that is 9km away from South Yindi Road in the northeast of the downtown
    Bangkok Safari Park pools lots of rare and valuable wild animals from all over the world, and every day, funny performances by intelligent animals (like dolphin, sea lion, bird, elephant, and whale) will be arranged at the performance site. Besides, tourists can appreciate characteristic performances like Thai folk dances, Papua New Guinea's country dance, and American cowboy fighting etc.
  • 3. The Grand Palace
    Geographic Location: The Grand Palace, abutting on the Menam River, is right nestled in the downtown of Bangkok.
    In the Grand Palace there are totally 22 well-arranged ancient building complexes, which pool essences of Thailand's architecture, painting, sculpture, and gardening arts. During the Thailand Bangkok Kingdom period, the Grand Palace served as the imperial palace for Rama I to Rama VIII, and so it is also called the "Grand Imperial Palace" and the "Old Palace". Today, the Grand Palace is universally recognized as the most perfect and magnificent palace with the largest scale and most national characteristics in Bangkok.
  • 4. Thailand National Museum
    Geographic Location: Resting on one tributary of the Menam River, near the Bangkok City, capital of Thailand
    As a matter of fact, the Thailand National Museum mainly showcases the dockyard where the queen of Thailand's Dragon & Phoenix Boat was made, and so it attracted tourists from all over the world. Aside from the Dragon & Phoenix Boat, the museum also displays other ships, some of which were used by ministers and warriors when they accompanied the king and the queen's outbound inspection. All of these ships were decently and resplendently decorated, and one ship amongst them brims with Buddhistic elements.

  • 1. Railway
    Railway Traffic Bangkok's major railway station is the Hua Lamphone Railway Station, by which, tourists can travel to different capitals of Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, and Cambodia.
  • 2. Road Traffic
    Bangkok road traffic is famed for its "No. 1 Traffic Jam in Asia", and so it is also called "The World Largest Parking Lot".

Airport Name

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Basic Information

Located in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakarn Province, the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, about 25km to the east of Bangkok, Thailand, takes a floor space of about 32 square kilometers. As a main civil airport of Bangkok, the Suvarnabhumi International Airport is also an important aviation hub in SE Asia and even the entire Asia.

Airport Traffic

  • Rapid Rail
    The rapid rail of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport has a total length of 28.6km, and it connects the Suvarnabhumi International Airport with the downtown of Bangkok.
  • Airport Bus
    The airport radiates four bus lines, which lead respectively to Bangkok downtown's Silom Road, KhaoSan Road, the Central World, and the Hua Lamphone Railway Station.
    There are 12 bus lines leading to the downtown area, and passengers need to take the shuttle bus that runs between the terminal building and the Suvarnabhumi Airport Traffic Center, and then take the bus to go to the downtown area.