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Page updated: 2018-09-20

Sawadee kha, Sawadee khrap


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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. It is a separate administrative area, not a province. Bangkok is a city of millions, about as big as the province of Utrecht, where about 14 million people reside. The official population is lower, but many residents remain enrolled in their home region, and do not count in the official counting.

The city is situated on the banks of the Chao Praya River, near the Gulf of Thailand. This is a low and flat area, Bangkok has regular flooding during the rainy season.

From abroad you usually fly to Bangkok, and you'll arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, but sometimes at the old Don Muang Airport. You can also take the train from Malaysia to Bangkok. From Thailand you come to Bangkok by train, bus, boat, aircraft, car ...... Bangkok itself has plenty of public transportation, motorbike taxis, songtaews, buses in all shapes and sizes, boats, taxis, subway, skytrain, regular trains, and even tuk tuks.

When we are in Thailand we stay for a few days to weeks in Bangkok, because Pia's family lives there.
The first time was in 1987.
The last time was in November/December 2017.

The coordinates are 13°45'8"N 100°29'38"E.


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