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Dynamic, exotic and richly cosmopolitan, Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant travel destinations. A city of contrasts, this cultural epicentre and shopping paradise entices millions of visitors each year to its bountiful markets, stunning scenery and tantalising cuisine. Bangkok’s glorious golden temples and world-class skyscrapers shows the ancient and modern side of this wonderful city.
Bangkok is home to some of the finest temples in Southeast Asia. The most spectacular ones are the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Wat Phra Keo, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the most sacred Buddhist temple of Thailand and is located within the Grand Palace grounds. A ferry ride across the Chao Phraya river will take you to the outstanding Wat Arun.
Apart from the palaces and temples, several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Vimanmek Mansion in Dusit Palace is famous as the largest golden teakwood building in the world. The Jim Thompson House provides an example of traditional Thai architecture and is one of the major attractions of Bangkok. Bangkok is also considered the wok of Southeast Asian cuisines. Visitors can sample a seemingly endless selection of flavours and cuisines, from chic eateries to roadside food stalls offering authentic Thai food.
When the sun goes down, Bangkok knows how to have a seriously good time. A city famous for its nightlife, Bangkok’s bars, clubs and lounges light up the streets. The city also offers sophisticated entertainments including Broadway-inspired stage shows, traditional performances and night-time river cruises.
Bangkok is a veritable shopper’s paradise. Indulge yourself at high-end shopping centres or at the sprawling weekend market or the famous Taling Chan Floating Market.
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