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angkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp máhǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn] ( listen)) or simply About this sound Krung Thep (help·info).
The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country’s population.
Over fourteen 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.

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POPULATION
21,000,000 (Region, estimated, 2010)

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WHAT TO WEAR

Isan region has a tropical climate influenced by monsoons . Rainy season is from May to October. Average temperatures stay around 30C throughout the year. DRESS CODE: light cotton clothing, comfortable shoes, sandals, hat, sunglasses. When visiting temples it is advisable to dress modestly and wear shirts with sleeves. Some classy venues such as restaurants require a smart casual attire.

SHOPPING

Isan region has a good variety of shopping in the main cities: local markets, shops and shopping malls and limited variety of shopping in rural areas.

NO SMOKING, PLEASE

In Thailand smoking is forbidden in all temples, public transport, airports (they may have designated smoking areas), train and bus stations, indoor public places including office buildings, hospitals, restaurants, shops.

TIPS

Tip is discretionary and up to you, of course gratuities for a good service are appreciated.