TOUR TO BANGKOK
TOUR TO BANGKOK : GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT BANGKOK AND THAILAND
INTRODUCTION - Tour to Bangkok, this explains every about Thailand and its capital city. All the information ranges from the geography of Bangkok and Thailand, which includes information about the population and its four main regions of the country.
To the ancient history of when Thailand was called the Kingdom of Siam and its capital city was Ayutthaya in the 17th century to the present 21st century metropolis of Bangkok.
Geography of Thailand - Thailand is located in the middle of Southeast Asia bordering the Andaman Sea the Gulf of Thailand and southeast of Burma. It also controls the only land route from Asia to Malaysia and Singapore. The country is divided into four regions north, northeast, central and south Thailand.
The population of Thailand is 66,720,153 (July 2011 est). 75% of the population are Thai citizens, 14% comprises of the Chinese, 8% are the Hmong, Karen and other hill tribes, 3% are Malaysians.
Geography of Bangkok - Bangkok's area expands 1,568.7 km approximately 606 sq miles, making it the 68th largest province in Thailand. This also makes Bangkok one of the largest cities in the world. Bangkok's main geographical feature is the Chao Phraya River that stretches 372km or 231miles.
There were 6, 355144 registered residents here according to 2000 census which increased to 8,160,522 when 2007 census was done.
History of Bangkok and Thailand - Around 5,000 years ago archaeological sites in the northeastern part of Thailand were found and believed to contain the oldest evidence of the rice cultivation and bronze casting in the whole of Asia.
King Mongkut Rama IV then took the throne in 1851 he constituted diplomatic relations with European nations yet refraining from western colonisation.
After the Ayutthaya period changed to the Ratanakosin period and the ruler became Rama IX. This was when the name of the country changed its name from Siam to Thailand which means "freedom".