Bangkok is the capital and the largest city and capital of Thailand. Popularly known as Krung Thep or "City of Angels". It is one of the biggest city in the world and perhaps the biggest on with a population of around 10 million. Bangkok as a destination is ranked high by the travel and tourism department of most of the countries. Thus most of the airlines now provides, cheap flights to Bangkok with discounted air fares.
Earlier Bangkok was connected with an elaborated networks of canals, and thus given the name - "Venice of the East". At that time most of the transportation was carried out on boats. Now, most of the canals are converted into streets. Bangkok International Airport, popularly known as "Don Muang" is the busiest airport in South East Asia. This airport host many international and domestic flights from all over the world. There are many travel agents offering cheap flights to Bangkok various destinations. Bangkok has a network of sky-trains which were introduces to ease the notorious traffic jams in the city. The sky-train was introduced in 1999 and was also known as BTS system and rot-fai-fah in Thai. There are two more metro used in Bangkok for commencement by the people, viz. the underground MRTA subway and another elevated line known as BERTS.
Bangkok's nightlife has an attitude of being tempestuous and noisy. But at the same time, it's calm, comfortable and pleasurable. Bangkok's assorted nightlife happening attribute everything from brilliant live music, to delightful jazz clubs, ultra cool bars, energetic and spirited dance spot and enormous restaurants. It is rapidly establishing itself as Asia's capital of cool nightlife. The best thing about shopping in Bangkok is that even after the malls are closed you can shop in bunch of small markets that gets opened with the first shine of sun and stay opened till the midnight. Bangkok and Thailand has become a good shopping centre in Asia because of low prices offered with high quality and lots of variety. Duty Free shopping can be done at the Thailand Duty Free Shops Company branch in the World Trade Center on Ratchadamri road.
Thus Bangkok is now becoming a most sort out destination for tourism and business. With such growing importance of Bangkok, Etihad Airways are offering cheap flights to Bangkok from London. At Etihadairways.myvacation.co.uk, you can find fairly discounted air tickets for Bangkok from London Heathrow.