Bangkok is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities. Created the Thai
capital in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty,
Bangkok is a national treasure house and Thailand's spiritual, cultural,
political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre. Accomodations
to the Westin Grande. These hotels offer access to many of
Thailand's major tourism attractions include glittering Buddhist temples
and palaces, classical dance extravaganzas, an almost legendary nightlife,
great accommodations, the timeless 'Venice of the East' canal and river
scenes, and numerous air-conditioned shopping centres selling Thai gemstones,
silks, cottons, bronze and pewterware and many more internationally
admired handicrafts. Bangkok is over 1,500 square kilometers in size.
With a population passing 6 million, approximately one in every ten
is a Bangkokian.