Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, meaning "city of angels" for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Discover Bangkok's beautiful, gleaming temples and the magnificent Grand Palace. Get lost in ancient Siamese history with a river cruise to the famous ruins of Ayuthaya, the Kingdom's former capital. Experience the novelty and fun of a floating market, or apply your bargaining skills for some unbeatable prices in the stifling heat of the weekend market. Cycle around hidden trails for a completely different experience… But whatever you do, make sure to arrive in Bangkok with a zest to explore, and to make the most of every minute in this magical metropolis.