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Travel Guide To Ibiza

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  • Spain
  • Ibiza
  • 571 km²
  • 22°C
  • UTC+1
  • Euro
  • Catalan,Spanish
  • 132,637

General Information About Ibiza

Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 kilometres (93 miles) off the coast of the city of Valencia, in eastern Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. Its largest cities are Ibiza Town (Catalan: Vila d'Eivissa, or simply Vila), Santa Eulària des Riu, and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Its highest point, called Sa Talaiassa (or Sa Talaia), is 475 metres (1,558 feet) above sea level.
While it is one-sixth the size of nearby Majorca, Ibiza is over five times the size of Mykonos (Greece), or ten times the size of Manhattan Island. Ibiza has become famous for the association with nightlife and the electronic music that originated on the island. It is well known for its summer club scene which attracts very large numbers of tourists, though the island's government and the Spanish Tourist Office have controversially been working to promote more family-oriented tourism.
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Bangkok Culture and History

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Culture

The culture of Bangkok reflects its position as Thailand's center of wealth and modernization. The city has long been the portal of entry of Western concepts and material goods, which have been adopted and blended with Thai values to various degrees by its residents.   This is most evident in the lifestyles of the expanding middle class. Conspicuous consumption serves as a display of economic and social status, and shopping centers are popular weekend hangouts.[82] Ownership of electronics and consumer products such as mobile phones is ubiquitous. This has been accompanied by a degree of secularism, as religion's role in everyday life has rather diminished. Although such trends have spread to other urban centers, and, to a degree, the countryside, Bangkok remains at the forefront of social change. A distinct feature of Bangkok is the ubiquity of street vendors selling goods ranging from food items to clothing and accessories. It has been estimated that the city may have over 100,000 hawkers. While the BMA has authorized the practice in 287 sites, the majority of activity in another 407 sites takes place illegally. Although they take up pavement space and block pedestrian traffic, many of the city's residents depend on these vendors for their meals, and the BMA's efforts to curb their numbers have largely been unsuccessful.

History

The area of Bangkok dates at least to the early 15th century, when it was a village on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, under the rule of Ayutthaya. Because of its strategic location near the mouth of the river, the town gradually increased in importance. Bangkok initially served as a customs outpost with forts on both sides of the river, and became the site of a siege in 1688 in which the French were expelled from Siam. After the fall of Ayutthaya to the Burmese Empire in 1767, the newly declared King Taksin established his capital at the town, which became the base of the Thonburi Kingdom. In 1782, King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) succeeded Taksin, moved the capital to the eastern bank's Rattanakosin Island, thus founding the Rattanakosin Kingdom. The City Pillar was erected on 21 April, which is regarded as the date of foundation of the present city.
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Popular Places in Bangkok

 
Nana VIP Nightclub
Sukhum Vit, Krungthep Mahanakorn 10110, Thailand. Tel. : +66 88 909 2220
 
Insanity Nightclub
Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Tel. : +66 2 653 2923
 
Black Pagoda
Patpong, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
 
KU DÉ TA
39, 40 Floors, Sathorn Square Complex 98 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand. Tel. :+66 2 108 2000
Funky Villa Pub
225/9 -10 Soi Thong Lo10, Sukhumvit Rd. Klonton Nau, Wattana กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand. Tel. :+66 2 711 6970
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