Car hire Bangkok information
With a population of over 6.5 million people living in the city proper, the capital city of Thailand is one of the largest cities in the world, comparable to New York or Istanbul.
Bangkok is also the business, cultural and political centre of the Kingdom. It’s interesting that the official name for the city is the longest place name in the world, taking 168 Latin letters or 139 Thai characters to write out in full. But this is truly not the only thing worth knowing about the city on the Mae Nam, also called the Chao Pharya River. The Buddhist temples complexes, the wats, are also impressive, and there are over 400 of them here. Wat Phra Kaew is likely the most famous, with the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho, the biggest and oldest temple complex in Bangkok. Other sights and attractions are the National Museum, the largest of its kind in all of Southeast Asia, the National Theatre and the National Gallery of Thailand. In addition, there are a lot of palaces and other buildings of historical or modern architectural significance.
The public transport system has been completely overstrained for years, that’s why it’s a good idea to explore the city by hired car. So, when you need to it’s also possible to flee the stress of the big city and visit one of the beautiful parks.
Other cities in Thailand worth seeing and easy to reach with a bit of time and a hired car are Phuket and Hua Hin.