Considered one of Asia’s top destinations and the gateway to the entire Southeast Asia region, Bangkok has emerged as one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations. For Thais, it is the nation’s spiritual, political, and culture center and home to more than 11 million people. For international visitors, it is a place to step outside reality and simply let go. Both a jumping off point for the region’s beaches and a deserving destination all its own, Bangkok offers some of the best restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife in Asia and arguably, the world. An enormous city serviced by two international airports, the core tourist hot spots are centered in Sukhumvit, Silom, Khao San Road, and the Old City on Rattanakosin Island.