Top 10 Things To Do In Bangkok
Fun & Frolic in The Thai Capital
Bangkok – an exciting Southeast Asian city where East collides with West in a bright profusion of colour, steel, glass, and glam. Visitors to this vibrant metropolis will find no shortage of luxury Bangkok city hotels from which to launch their cultural trips, and the Atrium Bangkok is a fine example of a quality city hotel Bangkok has to offer its visitors. Make your first sightseeing point the impressive Wat Arun Temple, which comes alive on the cityscape in an impressive crown of gold emerging from the waters of the Chao Phraya., featuring exquisite Khmer architecture. The majestic Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw should be your next place to visit, as the former is an impressive residence that hosted Thai kings, whilst the latter enshrines the splendid Jade Buddha. If a vibrant market hawking everything from fresh fruit and produce sounds like your cup of tea, then the exciting floating market of Damnoen Saduak is right up your alley.
The lively streets of Chinatown demand more than a passing glance, whilst the splendid Wat Pho presents excellent photo opportunities of the giant Buddha depicted in his reclining form. For a relaxing cocktail at sundown, the Chaoya Phraya Riverside is littered with an intriguing array of bars and pubs, whilst the Chatuchak Weekend Market offers more than 8,000 stalls of delicious street food and marked down products that must be sampled firsthand. Khao San Road is the perfect blend of East meets West, with its sleek and modern clubs and bars with charming market stalls jostling for space. Soi Cowboy is a laid-back red-light district that is charming to walk through, whilst the Jim Thompson House is an impressive memorial to a noble Thai citizen in soul, if not nationality.
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