Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and the country’s major tourist gateway. Bangkok began as a small port community along the Chao Phraya River almost two centuries ago. Today, it has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia. This city blends the old and the new very seamlessly, which adds to its distinct charm. It is widely considered as one of the world’s tourist hotspots because of its numerous points of interest from its spectacular palaces, temples, shopping centers, and floating market. It also has a very lively nightlife and a host of daytime activities for tourists to enjoy.