Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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City Of Angels Aka Krung Thep Mahanakhon Aka Bangkok

Posted on November 10, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

The Next generation city Bangkok is the state capital of Thailand, it is the largest urban city in the country. Any tourist will find it hard to ignore Bangkok since it’s a city in south-east which has an excellent blend of east meeting west. Bangkok not only has geography but also its history which describes its glorious period in the past. Ruled by various rulers Bangkok was a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It was declared as the state capital after the death of King Taksin.

20th century Bangkok has attained several heights with regards to its culture, literacy, development, employment, finance, politics etc, thus it is proudly stated as center of Thailand. Today, it has been declared as one of the expensive cities of South-east Asia. Bangkok has the biggest MNC’s establishing their corporates there. Bangkok is the economic capital of country. The most important business districts of Bangkok include Silom, Bangrak, Pinklao, Sathon, Phra Ram 2, Phetchaburi, Phra Nakhon, Pathumwan, Chatuchak and Phra Ram 3.

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The population in Bangkok is distributed into two major parts Bangkok and greater Bangkok having 6,355,144  and 11,971,000 people living their respectively. A vast majority of the population, 92%, is Buddhist. The rest are Muslim (6%), Christian (1%), Hindu/Sikh (0.6%), Jewish (41 residents), and others. Bangkok and Pattaya are the two democratic special administrative centers in Thailand. In year 2009 Mr. Sukhumbhand Paribatra was elected as the Governor of Bangkok. Administratively Bangkok is divided into 50 khets (district) which are further divided into 169 kwaeng which are managed by the district chief appointed by the governor. The district-chief and Governor has a tenure of 4 years each.

The climate of the city is tropically wet and dry.  Due to its low height from the sea level the city faces extreme problem during rains, this creates floods in the city. The cities average temperature is around 2oc.

Bangkok has everything for everyone to see and feel once he is in the city. The traditions are till date maintained. You will find cruises, metros as well as buses and long tail boat for traveling in Bangkok. The city has many cultural bangkok airportdestinations as well as various tremendous entertainment venues. The city is very crowded you would find a lot of international tourist looking forward their journey in the city. Also you would notice the saffron-cloth clad monks collecting alms and moving around in soaring heat.

Suvarnabhumi Airport is the only airport in the city located 19 miles towards east from the city’s center. The various facilities included at this airport are 24 hrs shopping, duty-free, restaurants, internet cafes, postal services, transportation facilities for the city center and many more.

The various tourist attraction in the city are:

  • Grand Palace
  • Wat Pho
  • Wat Arun.
  • Suan Pakkard Palace Museum
  • Jim Thompson Thai House.
  • China Town
  • Lumphini Park

There are some 400 Buddhist temples, 55 mosques, 10 churches, 2 Hindu Temples, 2 synagogues and 1 Sikh Gurudwara in Bangkok.

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