Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world every year. It offers tourists a unique set of characteristics – it is the largest and most developed city in but manages to maintain its historical architecture and traditions dating back hundreds of years. , which is for most a jumping off point for Thailand holidays, is packed with everything from excitement and chaos, to freedom, beauty, and adventure. Thailand is the only cosmopolitan city in a country of small towns and villages and is Thailand’s cultural and commercial center. capital, and chief port of
Modern Bangkok has undergone explosive growth, which the authorities have attempted to direct by means of a series of master plans since the 1960s.
There are many factories in the metropolitan area, but most operate on a small scale. Larger plants are located in the vicinity of the port. Manufacturing is chiefly confined to food processing, textiles, the assembly of electronic equipment, and the production of building materials. Beginning in the mid-1970s, the government emphasized reducing congestion in the city and placed a high priority on locating industrial parks on the fringes of Bangkok.
Literacy is extremely high. Many of the government-built pre primary and primary schools are located on monastery grounds. Private primary and secondary schools run by foreign religious missions train the children of the elite. There are many private Chinese primary schools and night schools. The city has several universities.