Bangkok offers the best of both worlds. You will find a bustling city on one hand and peaceful temples on the other. There is no denying the fact that Bangkok attracts more tourists every year than the other Asian countries do. This is because of the fact that there are three important key elements of lifestyle that work in favor of the city. Those three elements are:
Bangkok is home to the Thailand Stock Exchange, which, in turn, is the headquarters for most of the reputable banks and companies within Thailand.
The popular industries of Thailand, other than tourism, are real estate, retail, finance, business, and automotive industries and the food industry of Bangkok is also an important sector
Listed below are 4 popular areas of Bangkok. The names on the list are listed according to their proximity to the city center.
Bangkok has predominantly tropical monsoon weather. There are three distinct seasons in Bangkok; summer season from March to June, monsoon from July to October and a comparatively cooler season from November to February. This cooler season is when tourists visit the city in numbers. Although Bangkok is the hottest city in the world, according to the World Meteorological Society, and the statement is based on a 12 month average of high and low temperatures.
The most humid months are September to October and April to May. With the arrival of the southwest monsoons in May, the humidity will stay lower from May to October.
Getting Around In Bangkok
Bangkok traffic can be a nightmare if you are unaware of which mode of transportation to take. The transportation system in Bangkok is very well-developed. Considering the number of tourists that visit each year, transport links reach far and wide and connects all parts of the city.
The BTS Sky train and the underground railway connect the shopping centers, hospitals, business hubs and areas of entertainment to the heart of the city. You can also avail of the river taxis and private river cruises to explore the historic attractions of the city.
The most interesting part of Bangkok’s transportation is the Tuk-Tuk and is a major part of tourist attraction in the city.
Job opportunities are in abundance in the city of Bangkok due to the large tourist industry. However, foreigners entering Bangkok are not allowed to work, irrespective of their visa type unless they have a work permit.
The first step to acquiring a work visa is, to begin with, a non-immigrant visa. The next step is to apply for a work permit visa that will take about 7 business days to process at the Ministry of Labour Office.
You are given a work permit under strict conditions, the foreigner should have a resident or non-immigrant visa, the employer has to provide all documents required for the work permit and the chosen occupation should be legal in the country of Thailand. After the submission of the important documents, the foreigner will be given a work permit.
The economy of Bangkok is largely dependent on its industrial sector. This sector has been contributing to the growth of the economy since 1970. Manufacturing, Textile products, agricultural products, beverages, food, tobacco, and clothing have all played a significant role in growing the economy.
1 USD equals to 31.78 Thai Baht. The Thai Baht has been performing well and it has outranked all other Asian currencies and has had a 4% rise in comparison to the US Dollar.
Apart from tourism, the real estate market of Bangkok is also growing and many world-class developers are purchasing land in Bangkok and redefining urban living in the city. Since these areas of living are designed with a global outlook, they are highly popular among foreign investors and there has been a significant rise of Medical tourist to the city looking for Plastic and Cosmetic surgery.
The official language for all communication is English. However, the local language spoken in Bangkok is essentially the Thai language. All instructions in educational institutions are offered in the English language.
People in Bangkok understand the importance of being globally popular. This is why the handshake is the standard mode of greeting. The working hours are strict but shorter than many other Asian countries.
The important public holidays in Bangkok begin with 1st January, New Year’s Day. Songkran Festival is celebrated from 13th to 15th of April. 5th May celebrates Coronation Day while 10th of December is Constitution Day.
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