It began as a tiny trading village in the 15th Century, and by the 18th Century was one of the most major cities in Asia.
Today, it is known for its exotic beauty, dense population, city lights at night, temples, red lights district, cuisine, and power and wealth.
People Born in Bangkok
Bangkok in People's Lives
Gore Vidal: I visited here a few times, around 1965. After my death, my nephew would suggest that my trips here had been to have sex with underage boys.
Joseph Conrad: I visited here around 1885.