A visit to Bangkok will leave an indelible impression on every tourist. This city is an explosive mix of traditional Asian culture and global cosmopolitanism, the blatant poverty of the residents of the slums by the Chao Phraya River and the indecent luxury of business districts.
Many foreigners consider Bangkok to be the quintessence of the spirit of a real Asian metropolis: noisy, stupefyingly hot, impetuous, liberated and sometimes obscenely exotic. On the one hand – the magnificent architecture of majestic Buddhist temples, on the other – the bacchanal of Khaosan Road, and on the third – a real gastronomic holiday.
The Thai capital is worth seeing at least once to try to understand the mysterious people inhabiting the once mighty Siam. It’s not for nothing that this state has never been under colonial oppression.