Location, Climate: Bangkok is a popular tourist destination not only in Thailand, but all over Asia. It is Thailand's capital and largest city having 50 districts and over 154 sub districts. Since Bangkok is basically a hot city, the best time to go here is between November to February when the weather is more cool. Avoid going here during months of March and April which is the hottest and months of September and October which is the rainy season. Brief History: This city served as a trading post for years until King Rama I made it the capital city of Siam in 1782. He named Bangkok “Krung Thep” which means “City of Angels”. This place is considered heaven by most especially those who are seeking for an unforgettable spiritual and cultural experience. Events, Landmarks, Activities: There are many festivals in the city but the most famous are the Bangkok Songkran Festival which is held every April to celebrate the traditional New Year, and the Trooping of the Colors which is held every December and features a colorful parade at the Royal Plaza. Millions of people travel to Bangkok to get a glimpse of the Grand Palace which is a remarkable complex filled with many historic attractions including the Temple of Emerald Buddha. Other must-see religious sites include the Wat Pho which is known for its giant reclining Buddha and Wat Arun which boasts of its Khmer-style tower. Transportation: The most convenient way of exploring Bangkok is by taking the Skytrain and the metro. Another popular mode of transportation especially for tourists is the Chao Phraya Express Boat.