Thailand is a country awash with spectacular sights, sounds and smells and nowhere are its delights more prominent than in the capital city, Bangkok.
Holidays in Bangkok are mesmerising not only for the bustling street markets and the lively nightlife scene, but the culture and tradition the city oozes too.
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For culture vultures Wat Pho, home of the Reclining Buddha, is a great place to start, and across the shore on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River, the ornate Wat Arun Temple is majestic.
Possibly the most famous landmark in the whole of Thailand, the Grand Palace, can also be found in Bangkok, within which lies the spectacular Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Those wishing to delve a little deeper into Thai history can visit the Bangkok National Museum, Museum Siam, or Ancient City, an open-air museum with life-size and scaled-down replicas of Thailand’s most important buildings and monuments.
While there’s an incredible amount of sights to enjoy throughout the city, Bangkok holidays are worth the trip for the food alone. Cheap yet utterly mouth-watering, Thai cuisine promotes the use of local, fresh ingredients, and is diverse in its nature. Whether you’re tucking into a pad thai from a street market, or the most divine seafood in a top local restaurant, you won’t go hungry. In fact, with so many delicious dishes to sample, you might want (or need) to treat yourself to a hand-made pair of traditional Thai fisherman pants while in town – perhaps from the chaotic but unmissable Chatuchak Weekend Market.
But if the hustle and bustle of the busy street markets or tourist sites gets a bit much, there’s always the opportunity to escape in the beautiful Lumpini Park or enjoy a bit of ‘R and R’ with an authentic Thai massage – the ideal treat during couples’ holidays in Bangkok.
With pristine beaches, mouth watering food and a lively nightlife, we’re spoiling you
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