As the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok has both old world charm and modern convenience. Sometimes served in a seemingly chaotic manner but, always with a gracious smile. Each Thailand trip includes a visit to Bangkok or Krung Thep “City of Angels” as it is called by its inhabitants. Many tourists who travel to Bangkok are immediately overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and the vast number of attractions Bangkok has to offer. In fact, there are a variety of sightseeing opportunities, which span more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782 by King Rama I. He was the first king of the present Chakri dynasty. Bangkok has great attractions to offer from the exotic temples that summarize Thailand’s strong Buddhist history, to the modern shopping centers that have made shopping a large part of everyone’s Bangkok holiday.