Bangkok, Thailand • 360° Aerial Panorama
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"Contradictory" — this epithet seems to depict the essence of Bangkok. Some people call it "a dusty sack" or "a city with nothing to look at", while others call it "Venice of the East" and the record holder in terms of the number of excursions. Full name of Thailand capital is translated as "the City of Angels, supreme city, the city of eternal stones, city chosen by God..." and so on, twenty magnifical words in all, due to which the city was recorded in the Guinness book as the city with the longest name in the world. The full name is as follows: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
Bangkok is located on both banks of the Chao Phraya River. It is divided by dozens of artificial channels with opaque water of cafe au lait color. These are a peculiar kind of water streets along which — on the banks or just in the water there are monasteries, residential houses, floating markets, and travelling by boats or motor boats here is as usual as a trip by bus. But the abundance of water produces high humidity and contributes to fog formation. As a result the visibility hardly reaches ten kilometers, and houses on the horizon are almost invisible.
One of the former kings of Thailand, Rama IV, at the end of the XIX century opened the doors for European merchants, and since that time Bangkok has begun to change rapidly: some channels have been backfilled to construct highways at that place, old wooden houses have been replaced with the latest architectural trends, the streets have begun to look more civilized, small shops appeared... One of the panoramas shows a bridge named after one of his successors, king Rama IX: it's the first cable bridge in Thailand and one of the biggest cable bridges in the world.
"Shine and poverty" — it's again about Bangkok. Numerous small houses of "each-in-his-own-way" architecture are side by side with luxurious villas and stylish skyscrapers (the latter, by the way, account for one thousand).
There are also five hundred temples of various confessions and 10-million population with representing perhaps every nation of our planet. About 17 million people are in the city every day due to tourists and labor migrants. Life here does not stop for a minute and is present in all possible diversity: from parks, museums and theatres to hot spots where adventure seekers from every corner of the world gather.
To enumerate at least the main sights of the city we'd need several pages. The locals themselves are puzzled when they are asked to recommend something to visit, and the guys from Thai helicopter company spent a good two hours while we were thinking where to fly. Unfortunately, after viewing the footage we had to exclude many of well-known Thai temples from the tour, because they look more interesting from the ground, but smallish from the bird's-eye view.
Photography by Sergey Semenov
18 July 2011
"It great! wow amazing job. It gonna be different if you add the history park in Ayutthaya province or Sukhothai. I love it."
Pasit Foobunma, Thailand
"I worked in Bangkok as Business Development Manager for almost 2 yrs.during 2012-2013.very nice ppl and wonderful place,how badly I missed that place,I have visited many places but I wish to see the remaining asap...Thailand Bangkok I'm coming back very soon......."
ANUPRITA WARAICH, Thailand
"I AM THAI. I ENJOY YOUR WORK VERY MUCH. I WISH YOU COULD GO A SECOND TIME. THIS NEXT TRIP I ADVISE YOU TO TAKE THE IMPORTANT TOURIST SPORT SUCH AS CITY OF CHIANG MAI, TEMPLES ALONG CHAO PRAYA RIVER SUCH AS TEMPLE OF DAWN, EMERALD BUDDHA TEMPLE. AYUTAYA CITY AN OLD CAPITAL CITY OF SIAM ETC. WILL BE GREAT TO SEE THEM FROM BIRD EYE VIEW! THAI TOURIST CENTER WILL BE MORE THAN WELCOME TO CONTACT YOU FOR COPIES OF YOUR WORK"
PAT LO, Thailand
JORIS DELISSEN-JACOBS, Belgium
"Thank you so much. My daughter travels, but I cannot. So, with your help it`s possible to understand what she fealls."
Lia Ckhikvishvili, Georgia
"Thank you forthe trip to Bangkok this morning via my computer. I may never set foot in this lovely community but I will always enjoy its view. Thank you again."
Suzanne Kelly, Canada
"I live on a small Native American Reservation and will never leave the country, and am totally amazed. Thank you for this opportunity."
Shari White, USA
"I lived in Singapore for four years nearly 20 years ago. I thought it was one of the nicest cities then but your panorama showing the current Singapore is awesome. My wife and I must start planning for a trip to see "The Dream City" as it is now!"
John Sipkens, USA
"Bangkok est une ville merveilleuse ainsi que le pays tout entier. J'y ai été la première fois en 1973 puis. Depuis 1975 j'y ai organisé des incentiv trips pour ma société et ce pendant une dizaine d'années. Après j'y suis retourné plusieurs fois avec ma famille, en tout plus de 25 fois, dernièrement encore en février 2013.
Ceci étant ce panorama est tout bonnement exceptionnel. Je m'y suis retrouvé. Vous féliciter est un faible mot. Merci pour le plaisir que j'ai eu a le regarder en écoutant cette musique qui reflète bien le bonheur que l'on peux y trouver."
Guillermo I Frattelli, Thailand
"going to bangkok in september 2013 can't wait should be great holiday.."
martin vella, Australia
Pat Wutke, Bahrain
"While the views are nice, it doesn't show the real
city of Bangkok as congested with traffic and the
dirty air polution. I'm surprised you did not publish one negative comment!"
Peter Hood, Canada
"The panoramas of Krung Thep are marvellous. The city has changed dramatically in the years since my family and I lived there in 1975 and 76. Our daughter was born there, whilst I was on a two year military posting. We gave her a Thai second name, of which she is most proud.
Whilst the city has changed I know that the Thai people are still just as nice and just as friendly as they were when we lived there."
Geoffrey Cartwright, Australia
"Incredible, amazing, gorgeous.
I just saw that great panoramas on my 3 fitting screens with 6400 pix. resolution - I am completely dizzy... thank you for that great adventure."
Jacques Maué, Germany
"i don't have any idea about bangkok,but i have watching in a movie so classic,i hope i will"
yemane tesfay, Eritrea
"Very Friendly and helpfull people. A culture with pure Bddhism.We visited Thailand in 2012 with our small son."
Sandhya De Silva, Sri Lanka
"Having lived in Thailand during the mid 60's, I found your wonderful portraits of Bangkok stunning and I was amazed at the growth."
A. Johnson, USA
Hsiung Ching Chen, Taiwan Region
valerio felten, Brazil
"yes, I have heard about Thailand, its my dream country. God knows when I will get a chance to visit Thailand"
Rita D'souza, India
"My husband John and our two children lived in Bangkok for three and a half years. He was assigned to the American Embassy there, under Ambassador Graham Martin. We lived on Soi 1 "neung" in siamese) and loved the country and its inhabitants. Kids attended the International School there and went by boat on the Klong -the canal). This was safer than taking a Samlord (a three wheel car). I want to go again some day and visit the beautiful temples and the river. So much to do and so many beautiful areas.. Like the market on the river.. and many more. Thanks for this lovely site which is bringing it all back to me."
Daniele Hawkins, France
"i miss thai land"
uraiwan jolly, New Zealand
"Thank you so very much for all amazing views. I grew up in Bangkok and I always love that city. Thanks to your project, I can see it in this wonderful view."
Hla Kyaing, USA
"fantastic more websites like this please"
bill cato, Australia
"What a wonderful website. It will be most helpful to travellers, before and after their visits. Bangkok brings back memories of when we went their to meet our future daughter-in-law. She took us to see all the local sights and it was fantastic. She is here in the UK now, but will love this."
Norma Shaw, United Kingdom
"Sawadee, Having visited Thailand six times and visiting many different places, I always love staying in Bangkok. So much to do and so much to see. One normally only sees the city from ground level and to see an aerial panorama completes the enjoyment of this interesting city. Well done, folks!"
Geoff Bale, Australia
Solomon Barmatz, Israel
"Thanks for your great website! Thanks for showing the up-to-date of Bangkok (from bird-eye view), the city where I was born and have left for the last 22 years. It looks totally different from what I saw 22 years ago. However, it brings back many fond memories and makes me miss my family in Bangkok even more. Thanks for your excellent work!!!
Sudaporn (Sue) Trager"
Sudaporn (Sue) Trager, USA
"A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE WORTH SEEING AGAIN AND AGAIN, GOD REALLY TOOK TIME IN MAKING THIS PLACE."
NAAMAN DESOUZA DESOUZA, India
"Have been to Thailand 1995, 1998, 2003 and go there again this dec. Love that country and that city. It is a fantastic view you have given us here!"
Hans Pronk, Denmark
kuttiyantavida mamootty, India
"The one outstanding description of Bangkok that I like, is that you can eat anything, anywhere at anytime! I've proved this time and time again! Great views of a great City. Thanks."
Philip Worthington, Thailand
"I will only have 2 days in Bangkok in Oct. What highlights should I see? Can you recommend a tour or tour guide?"
Roberta Parry, USA
"Excellent Work, Really amazing"
Lalith Hemantha, Sri Lanka
mert altares, Philippines
"Siempre me lo definieron como el País de la sonrisa, yo agregaría; de la Paz, del Amor, de la Luz y de todo lo bello que exista en la Tierra. Soy una enamorada de ese País. Tengo que volver por ahí."
Nines Cádiz, Spain
"I've been living in Bangkok 1992 - 1998! An absolutely amazing town. I loved very much to stay downtown at Sukhumvit Road. What a wonderful time. Since than I've been travalling to the Town of Angel every second year. Next time beginning 2013. We are so looking forward for that trip!!"
Rainer Lutz, Germany
"As I live only one hour away I go to Thailand as often as I can .I LOVE everything about this great
country .God bless Thailand with peace always"
Doreen Maulud Birnie, Malaysia
"VERY VERY EXCELENT"
DILIP NAVALE, India
"I lived in Bankok,Thailand for two years 1966-1967. It was Awesome then and it's even better now. My husband served in the U.S. Army at JUSTIMAG in support of the Vietnamese War."
Barbara Wilder, Thailand
"EXCELLENT.I LIKE VERY MUCH."
JAYESH VADODARIA, India
"During the Viet Nham conflict I was able to visit Bangkok more than a few times. Loved each visit. Great food, great people. Back then the city was but a shell of what it is today. Sometimes progress seems to be not in the best interest of all concerned. But it is what the people want.Would love to visit again but places like James Jewelers is most likely not around anymore."
Clarence Raney, Msgt, USAFRet., USA
Varvara, AirPano: Thanks for the comment.
"This is really good - great aerial views in HD, and super music also"
Len Sparrow, Thailand
"For me and my wife Bangkok is our favorite city. We have been traveling there for at leat 23 times in the past 8 years. Photographing and editing this scenery is amazing. During winter season you have better weather and able to see a lot more. Thanks for the memories. We will be back this November 2012."
ALEJANDRO PARRA, Mexico
"awesome!!! No words to describe."
Bhaskar Pawar, India
"Absolutely fandabie-doizie site...I could spend all day looking at the world through your great site. Thanks. Eckie - Bangkok."
Clown Eckie, Thailand
Abel Silva, Portugal
"A magnificant video,Bangkok,I would truly love to
travel there!!The music was so awe inspiring, and
mythotical. Thankyou so very much, for producing such high quality Areial Videos!!"
Cathy Esseltine, Canada
Faith Turner, USA
"Do you have a mark - 100 - for rating?"
Rabinarayan Senapati, India