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Explore the best of Bangkok

Soak up the hustle and bustle of the markets, venture to the serenity of the temples and tuck into the food scene – are you brave enough to try scorpion on a stick? Embrace the curious ways of Bangkok and lose yourself to the tropics of this urban cityscape.

Jump in a tuk-tuk and feel the breeze in your hair, as you speed about the big city. Visit the wonders of the Rattanakosin royal district for the major temple sights and jump on a boat along Chao Phraya river. Take a trip to see Jim Thompson’s House and hear of his American Spy stories, then get tickets to a Muay Thai boxing match at the Rajadamnern Stadium to watch this competitive sport. Relax in the tranquillity of Lumpini Park, go on a food tour or find your flavours in a Thai cooking class. Wakeboard at Lake Taco or head out to dazzling beaches outside the city.

Market view.

Bangkok shopping

Shopping in Bangkok is the real deal. For something swanky, make your way to the Paragon or the Emporium. Find cameras, clothes, spices, bars, food courts and plenty more at the MBK mall in Siam Square. Get your nails done or enjoy a Thai foot massage, before enjoying some social time here. Be sure to visit the street and night markets all over the city. Khao San Road is bustling day and night – find charming trinkets, elephant trousers and other treasures here.

Lady in a Buddhist temple.

Spiritual sightseeing

The captivating culture of Bangkok and the sacred essence of this city will inspire you. Every temple is a wonder, from the little to the large. Take your shoes off when you visit the shimmering reclining Buddha of Wat Pho, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Grand Palace and be mesmerised by the architecture at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The atmosphere of these wondrous places will take your breath away. Remember to drink plenty of water as you walk around this enchanting place.

View of floating market.

Foodie feasting

Whatever food experience you’re looking for, Bangkok has it all. From rooftop restaurants, side-street eateries covered in greenery, to the vendors of the street markets, relish the variety. Test your taste buds on the floating markets of Khlong Lat Mayon and Thaling Chan, for an extraordinary experience. Stretch your legs through the Old Town and head to Sukhumvit for more food scenes and street markets. Explore even more at night markets and the Chatuchak weekend market. Try a cooking class and learn to make Pad Thai, green Thai curry and sticky rice with mango for dessert.

Boy in night market in evening in Bangkok.

Notorious Nightlife

The nightlife of Bangkok is thriving. Take to the vibrant vibes of Khao San Road, which lights up at night. Drink, dance and party with travellers from all over the world. See the scenes of the world famous Ladyboy shows, venture off to the Go-Go trails and see the side of city that has everybody talking. For a more relaxed evening, make your way to the best rooftop bar in Bangkok, the Vertigo at the Banyan Tree. Sip on sumptuous cocktails and overlook the glow of the city skyline.

Multi Color Canoe near beach.

Blissful beaches

Thailand is renowned for its glorious sands and turquoise waters. You don’t have to go all the way to the exotic islands in the south, just outside of Bangkok are some gems to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kick back at Pattaya, or spend a day relaxing on Ko Khrok, Ko Sak or Ko Lan, for island beach days. Or enjoy the serenity of Hua Hin, bask in the sun and take a dip in the warm crystal waters.

Bangkok Experiences

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Bangkok dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River
Bangkok dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Enjoy a memorable night aboard one of Bangkok's most luxurious restaurant boats, relaxing in modern comfort and dining like King Rama V on a variety of Thai dishes. As you cruise slowly along the Chao Phraya River you will pass The Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun, and the Grand Palace complex, which both provide sensational twilight photo opportunities. It is also a great vantage point to watch the life along the river as people slowly start to unwind or head home after a busy day.

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