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Thailand's largest city and capital, Bangkok, is referred to as the City of Angels and it doesn't take long for tourists to realise why. Wherever you are, throughout your stay in the Land of Smiles, a cheery ubiquitous greeting by men "Sawadeekap" or likewise "Sawadeeka" by ladies which means "Hello", is something that you will hear innumerable times a day.

Bangkok is packed with interesting discoveries at every twist and turn of the alleys; from eating boat noodles sold on long tail boat in floating markets, hopping from stalls to stalls in the largest outdoor market in the world, to marvelling at magnificent palace and heavenly temples, each of these famous places has an intriguing story to tell. The city is so vibrant and full of life, its' is sure to pleased even the most curious hearts.


Where to go in Bangkok

Believe it or not, Bangkok holds the throne as The World's Most Visited City in 2016 and The World's Most Popular City in 2017, ahead of London, Paris and Singapore. Bangkok offers practically everything that goes into your travel goals list including the Tuk Tuk ride. Here's why Bangkok scores gloriously on all counts:

  • Grand Palace - The glittering palace encompases royal functions and serves as an official residence for the King of Siam for more than 200 years. Each structures were generously embellished with ornaments, gems and gold that flowers the grandeur of Thailand's art, culture and history.
    • Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha) - Within the precincts of the Grand Palace lies the holiest temple in Thailand, which houses the Emerald Buddha statue carved from a single block of emerald. This temple is the best place for you to witness the finest Thailand architecture, remarkable Buddhist sculptures, sophisticated crafts and paintings as you stroll around this heavenly site.
    • The Ancient City - Get a good feel of how it is like to live in the olden days of Thailand as the city features miniatures of the country's prized architectural structures, residence lifestyles and culture- of some which does no longer exist.
    • Chao Phraya River - The Chao Phraya River is the river that breathes life in the city, supports the growth of the early days settlers and is where the first town begin. Take a river cruise ride along the river and enjoy the sights of Bangkok as a whole at a leisurely pace.
  • Floating Market - Detour slightly from Chao Phraya River into small canals (Klongs) and you will see one of the most genuine floating market in Bangkok. In Taling Chan Floating Market, many local foods are sold on boats and stalls and meals are served on a solid platform equipped with small tables and stools. It is one of the best place to observe local life all day with little presence of foreigners- in an exotic atmosphere.
  • Shopping Gallery - Within the vicinity of Pratunam, it is difficult to resist the Platinum Fashion Mall offering Asian fashion staples at wholesale prices and Palladium World Shopping Mall. Don't miss out on Bangkok's Best Shopping Center which is the Siam Paragon, MBK Center Mall for irresistible deals on fashion apparels and Big C Supercenter which is the largest supermarket chain in Bangkok.

What to Eat/ Famous Bangkok Food

Thai Street Food - Yauwarat is the largest Chinatown in the world whereby you will find myriad of local products and fashion staples at incredibly low price in the day time. At night, it transforms into a street food haven selling much-loved Thailand dishes such as pork noodles, omelette oyster and pad thai. Coconut ice cream, pomegranate juice, mango sticky rice and Thai iced tea (Cha Yen) are a must-try. Interestingly, Chinatown also houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha inside Wat Traimit.


Where to Stay

The Siam and Pratunam districts are one of the best areas to explore in Bangkok offering a balance of both world; unforgettable shopping experience and irresistible local cuisines. Our top pick are the Majestic Grande Hotel, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Hotel and Amari Watergate Hotel which are located in prime locations of the Siam and Pratunam districts. recommends 2,921 of excellent hotels in Bangkok surrounded by impressive array of restaurant and food stalls, large lifestyle shopping centres and cultural hub which could easily be accessible by foot.

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