Visit Bangkok

Bangkok is the cultural, economic and political capital of Thailand. The city features both old-world charm and modern convenience. Many visitors in Bangkok are overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and the vast number of attractions it has to offer. Indeed, there are many sightseeing opportunities in Bangkok, spanning for more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782. Today, Bangkok is considered a transport hub and a popular travel destination in Asia. 

Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realise why. This is a city of extremes with action on every corner: Marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants.

Luxury malls compete with a sea of boutiques and markets, where you can treat yourself without overspending. Extravagant five-star hotels and trendy hostels welcome you with the same famed Thai hospitality. And no visit to Bangkok would be complete without a glimpse of its famous nightlife – from cabarets to exotic red-light districts, Bangkok never ceases to amaze...



01 Immerse yourself in the beauty of Buddhist temples (wats), spotting swanlike chofa finials, ornate gables, roofs of green and orange tiles...
02 Cruise the ‘Venice of the East’. 
03 Escape the de-spiced tourist menus. Eat local. Bangkok’s position, between India and China, encouraged its cooks to borrow from both – and beyond. 
04 Get togged up in tailor-made threads
05 Succumb to the spirit of Thai dance-drama
06 Gallery hop. New ideas and individualism are weaning Thai art from religious subjects and revered masters’ templates.
07 Club like a local
08 Learning Meditation in Wat Mahathat
09 Be fabulous at Bangkok’s kitschest cabaret
10 Become a sporting hero in Muay Thai boxing match.

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