City Sundays: Bangkok

Published Date Author: , September 13th, 2015

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Hey all,

We’re launching a new weekly series on the blog and our Facebook travel groups – City Sundays. Each week we’ll select a different LGBT friendly city to talk about, and we’ll invite our innkeeper and travel agent/tour operator friends to come talk with us about it as well.

From Wikipedia:

Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. The city occupies 605.7 square miles 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 live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand’s other urban centres in terms of importance. Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam’s (as Thailand used to be known) modernization during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre stage of Thailand’s political struggles throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand’s politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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http://www.purpleroofs.com/asia/thailand.html

And our Bangkok articles on the blog here:

http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/?s=bangkok

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na Gregg said on September 13, 2015, 9:05 pm:

Bangkok is a hub of many Asian countries. It is fairly cheap to catch local flights from Bangkok to neighboring countries and other Thai cities. Of course, food and lodging is considered cheap. Frequent massages are a must followed my at least two temple visits. Chang Mai is fun too. While there, take tours into the mountains to see villages and elephant habitats. Bangkok has fun and hip pubs in the Soi 4 area. Always something going on there. We’ll be going there again this October thru November. Yay!

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