Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square
kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand.
The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact
on Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.
The city is known for its street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light
districts. The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in
contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and
Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations, and has been named the world's most
visited city in several rankings.
Take a look at these old photos to see what everyday life of Bangkok looked like in the 1960s.