BANGKOK - METROPOLITAN AREA
Bangkok is the capital and the largest city of Thailand. Bangkok started off as a small trading post but has transformed into one of the world's largest cities. Bangkok has close to 12 million people and the Asian investment boom gave the city vast wealth. Today, many corporations are headquartered in this financial capital. It's also very popular with tourists.
The busy Sathon Road with the exclusive Banyan Tree Hotel on the right side of the image.
The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is currently the tallest building in Thailand.
The Rama IX Bridge and the Kasikorn Bank Building on Bangkok's Chao Phraya River.
U Chu Liang Building looking over Lumpini Park.
The very modern Robot Building on Sathon Road.
More modern buildings on Sathon Road next to single family homes.
Rapid modernization created super residential structures like the Millenium Residence pictured here.