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The town of Bangkok began as a small Khmer trading center and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River before the establishment of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, the precursor of modern Thailand which existed from 1350 to 1767. It is believed that the town's name derived from either Bang kok, bang being the Central Thai name for towns or villages situated on the bank of a river, and kok being the Thai name of either Spondias pinnata, Spondias mombin or Elaeocarpus hygrophilus (plants producing olive-like fruits, which olive in Thai is makok; or Bang Koh, koh meaning "island," a reference to the area's landscape which was carved by rivers and canals.
Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express departing from Bangkok and travel north to Chiang Mai. Enjoy visits to Si Satchanalai, part of the ancient Khmer empire, revered 13th century Buddhist temples and Lampang en route, before returning to Bangkok.
Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express departing from Bangkok with visits to Chiang Mai, Lampang and the infamous River Kwai. Stop over in Bangkok before continuing down the Malay Peninsula to Singapore with a visit to Georgetown, Penang along the way.
Travel aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express to the heart of South East Asia with this magnificent journey from Bangkok through the beauty of Thailand, to the infamous River Kwai, and onwards to Malaysia and colonial Georgetown, before arriving into Kuala Lumpur.
Travel from Bangkok through the beauty of Thailand, to the infamous River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia, colonial Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis, before crossing the causeway over the Straits of Johor to the elegant city of Singapore.
A thrilling journey through north east Thailand to the ravishing Angkor-style temple of Phimai - and on across the Mekong to the fascinating capital city of Laos, Vientiane, before reboarding for a journey back to Thailand's capital city.