Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
The City of Bangkok is situated in the Chao Phraya River delta, close to the Gulf of Thailand. It is Thailand’s capital and by far its biggest city; its population is forty times larger than Thailand’s next-largest city. Bangkok’s sheer size makes it the center of most of Thailand’s cultural, economic, and governmental activity; it also is a popular tourist destination and has ranked in the top 3 of the world’s most popular tourist destinations for the last three years. Bangkok has worked hard to upgrade its transportation infrastructure and alleviate the traffic congestion and air pollution that has followed its rapid growth. The City is also concerned about climate change prevention and adaptation, as it is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels and severe weather.