The rain-fed network of rivers and canals makes this the most fertile part of Thailand, supporting vast fields of rice, sugar cane, and a variety of fruit.

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Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and the traditional lifeblood of Thailand’s fertile Central Plains, Bangkok is a thrilling paradox. It is a city that both respectfully preserves the old and enthusiastically embraces the new. The Thai capital for more than two centuries, Bangkok has in the last 20 years undergone more change than at any other period during its history.

Amazingly, at the same time as developing as a thoroughly modern metropolis, Bangkok has succeeded in preserving monuments to its traditional splendor. It is still a city of temples and palaces, of golden spires and orange tiered roofs, of saffron-robed monks and serene Buddha images. Classic sights, most famously the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, remain as magnificent as ever.

Bangkok is now better than ever: it’s greener, more comfortable, quicker and simpler to get around than ever before.