Bangkok

Entrance doorway to ordination hall with Yaksha guardians in the Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply About this sound Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country’s population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand’s other urban centres in terms of importance.

Wat Arun, a temple situated in the city of Bangkok.

Wat Arun, a temple situated in the city of Bangkok.

Yaksha (mysthical demon) "lifting" the southern of the Two Golden Phra Chedis (or pagodas) located on the Phaithee terrace in the Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Yaksha (mysthical demon) “lifting” the southern of the Two Golden Phra Chedis (or pagodas) located on the Phaithee terrace in the Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Thailand.

A spectacular sunset in Bangkok, showing the skytrain and modern skyline down Thanon Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra

A spectacular sunset in Bangkok, showing the skytrain and modern skyline down Thanon Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra

Bangkok ved nat, set fra toppen af Banyan Tree Hotel.

Bangkok ved nat, set fra toppen af Banyan Tree Hotel.