Bangkok (Klong Toey), Thailand
Klong Toey is a district in central Bangkok, Thailand. It is bordered by the Chao Phraya River and contains major port facilities. It is located close to the centre of Bangkok and provides mooring for medium sized ships. Klong Toey provides access to the many districts which make up Bangkok.
Bangkok is divided into 50 districts and 154 subdistricts. In central Bangkok is the Siam Square district, a modern commercial area full of shopping malls and hotels. Sukhumvit is an exlusive district, while Silom is a primary party area by night. In Rattanakosin visitors will find ‘Old Bangkok”, home to Bangkok’s best known sights such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
Things to See & Do
* Grand Palace temple
* Wat Pho – reclining Buddha
* Dusit Palace
* Rattanakosin’s museums
* Saen Saeb canal boat ride
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Population – 9,200,000 approx (Bangkok)
Land Area – 1,568.737 km2 (Bangkok)
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Port Location – Khlong Toey Port is located close to Bangkok’s city center.
Travel Links – Bangkok is served by two airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport . Suvarnabhumi Airport is used by all airlines in Thailand, except for domestic flights on Nok Air and Orient Thai, which still use the old Don Muang Airport. Both these airports are about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the city center, so be prepared for a long ride to get into the city.
The State Railway of Thailand serves Bangkok with railway lines from all four directions of Thailand. Hualamphong Train Station is the most important station, located close to Yaowarat and served by its own MRT station.
Not many people come to Bangkok by boat, but there are some cruise ships that attend the city. Large ships must dock at Laem Chabang Port, about 90 minutes southeast of Bangkok and about 30 minutes north of Pattaya. Modest-sized ships may dock further upriver at Khlong Toey Port, close to Bangkok's city center.