The pulsating and energetic capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is one of those cities that, love it or hate it, really manages to get under your skin. The congested streets are a riot of colour, with scooters zipping between taxis in almost every shade of the rainbow, the omnipresent tuk tuks, and regular vehicles. From world-class restaurants to bustling street food markets, food can be found almost everywhere! Whether you’re looking for a divine intervention, a few days of hedonism, or a relaxing spa break, Bangkok offers the lot.
Some of Bangkok’s most famous cultural sights include the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Keaw), Wat Pho, the birthplace of traditional Thai massage, and the magnificent riverside gem of Wat Arun. Lumpini Park is a great place to snatch some quieter time, and the city has museums dedicated to almost anything you could imagine: culture, history, art, jewels, folklore, boats, dolls, and even dead bodies!
Shopaholics can get their fill in the world-class malls and eclectic markets, and night owls will find plenty of places for some nocturnal fun. Exciting shows, revered shrines, towering skyscrapers, monuments, theme parks, water parks, zoos, and more add even more diversity to the City of Angels.
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