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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a gigantic Asian metropolis (population over six million), which has nevertheless kept under its modern appearance and noise a lot of the taste of traditional Thailand. The most pleasant way to move around Bangkok and beat its infamous traffic is to use one of the several types of boats which ply the Chao Phraya river. This is an occasion to discover the city water life along its teak-houses lined canals.

The traditional culture of Thailand is present in Bangkok's numerous striking buddhist temples (Wats), which are heavens of peace in an often chaotic city. The three main wats, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arum, are all located close to the Chao Phraya River. Perched on top of the Golden Mount, Wat Saket offers a great view of Bangkok.

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Sunset over Chao Phraya river. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Crowded long tail taxi boat on Chao Phraya river. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Chao Phraya river crowded with boats. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Temple complex and city skyline. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Temple and chedis from above. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Statues at the base of the prang, Wat Arun. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Chedi on top of Golden Mount. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Prang (khmer style tower) of Wat Arun,sunrise. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Layered and streamlined chedis in Ratanakosin style, Wat Pho. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Wat Phra Kaew, adjacent to the Grand Palace, home of the most venerated emerald Buddha. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Gilded columns and walls, Wat Phra Kaew. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Classical thai figures in Wat Phra Kaew. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Row of Buddha statues in gallery, Wat Arun. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Woman worships a buddha image, Wat Arun. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Largest reclining Budhha in Thailand, in Wat Pho. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Traditional dancer. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Worshippers dip lotus flowers and bring them to their heads. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Train platforms inside Hualamphong station. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Facade of Hualamphong railroad station. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Rush hour. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Tuk Tuks and signs. Bangkok, Thailand ( color) Food stall in alley. Bangkok, Thailand ( color)

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