Bangkok is the capital and largest city in the nation of Thailand. It is a modern vibrant city teeming with nightlife and culture. Bangkok has an estimated population of approximately 11 million people and is considered by many to be one of the most exciting and visitor friendly cities in Asia. While only established in the 18th century, Bangkok has a rich history beyond its years first as the centre of Siam and now Thailand. Bangkok is renowned for its exotic Buddhist temples, extraordinary palaces, and the Thon Buri canals.
Bangkok, located in central Thailand on the Chao Phraya River on 14 degrees north of the equator. This makes for some very hot weather. The average temperature rarely dips below 25 degrees even during the “cool season.” The temperatures during the summer months can routinely top 40 degrees with high humidity. The rainy season (May through October) can feature torrential downpours but they usually only last 1-2 hours in the afternoon.