Last December, Department of Tourism, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, announced the Top Ten Tourist Destinations of the Year 2011, which was held for the first time in order to encourage any provinces to be alert in developing the national tourist attractions.   

Ministry of Tourism and Sports spokesperson, Watchara Kannika said that the consideration criteria is based on the figure on the popularity of tourist accessing in places, data of tourists calling to Call Center 1672 of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and data of the private sector and any associations relating to the tourism. The result of Top Ten Tourist Destinations of the Year 2011 is described as follows;

In Bangkok, there are various tourism activities. The outstanding activities are the sightseeing of the Grand Palace and other palaces, important temples, and sacred items. For tourists who travel with family, Bangkok provides amusement parks, zoos, including museums suitable for kids and families. In addition, Bangkok also has the reputation of