Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a great city recognized for its elegant shrines and vigorous street life. Bangkok has its roots in a tiny trading post of the state of Ayutthaya in the fifteenth century, which expanded and converted the site of two capitals. Bangkok was at the heart of the modernization of Siam, which became more later renamed Thailand, at the end of the 19th century, while the nation was under stress from the West. The city was at the center of Thailand's legislative exertions during the 20th century, with the nation overthrowing the absolutist monarchy, assuming a constitutional regime and experiencing many coups and numerous uprisings. The city progressed swiftly in the 1960s and 1980s and now has a vital influence on politics, economics, education, the media and modern culture in Thailand.
Apart from the many scenic destinations, cultural centers, historic locations and other tourist attractions, Bangkok is also well-known for being one of the prime destinations for high-level international conferences, symposiums, lectures, seminars, and other such academic events, because of the many state-of-the-art and highly advanced facilities available for the smooth and successful conducting of such events. Bangkok is also well-connected because of the exemplary transportation system which is in place.