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Bangkok is a city full of exciting surprises. The heavy traffic jams, the bustling markets and the naughty nightlife might be a bit too overwhelming at first. But the city proves first impressions wrong when you start to see the brighter sider of this modern cosmopolitan with magnificent temples, rich history, great shopping and of course the vivacious nightlife – giving everyone something different to enjoy during your stay.
If you want to be a part of the action then stay at a City Hotel Bangkok during your visit. The AVANI Atrium Bangkok is a great choice with its prime location in the hub of the city and plush accommodation that is ideal for business or leisure travellers. There are plenty of mouthwatering dining options available at the hotel to suit all taste palates. You’ll be delighted by the long list of refreshing drinks that awaits you after a busy day out in the city.
Do the Klong thing. Klong is canal in Thai and historically they were used throughout the country for transportation. What are left today are the touristic floating markets such as the Klong Damnoen Saduak, which you must visit while you are there.
A trip to Bangkok is incomplete without a visit to the spectacular grand palace. Built in 1782, it has been the home of the Thai King for 150 years. The beautiful and intricate architecture of the palace reflects the creativity and craftsmanship of the Thai people. This is a highly touristic attraction that one must not miss out on.
The annual Songran festival that marks the traditional Thai New Year is one of the biggest festivals in the country and arguably the largest water fight in the world. The Songran festival takes place across many cities in the country where you will also see religious sermons and prayers by Buddhist monks. During the festival you will find everyone splashing water at each other, the fact that you are a tourist or stranger doesn’t help you escape the buckets of water that’s thrown your way!
Bangkok offers a list of sumptuous shopping malls. If you want great bargains go to MBK, for the latest trends in the fashion world Central World is your ticket and if you love big brands then The Emporium is the place for you.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.