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Bangkok - A Paradise for Shoppers

Someone once sang .... 'One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster'!
However, most tourists extend their stay to experience this amazing collection of history, culture, shopping, nightlife, people-watching and just great fun!

In Bangkok, the extremes range from the grandeur of the Grand Palace to the gyrating girls in go go bars. Other night time activities include bars and restaurants, with the usual night market vendors and late night tourist services around Sukhumvit and Khao San Road.

Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok hotels offer some of the best value for money comfort of any major city and the choices are huge. Where else can you enjoy four star hotel comfort in a central area and receive the famous Thai smile complimentary. For business, pleasure or family needs, there’s a hotel to suit all budgets in this vibrant metropolis that just doesn't sleep.

Activities in Bangkok

One of the highlights of a trip to Thailand will be visiting the amazing variety of tourist sites in Bangkok. However, it should be noted that any tour around Bangkok will not be quick through the traffic congestion and highrise buildings.
Bangkok tourists can find many captivating sights including traditional Thai markets, ornate temples, Majestic Historic Buildings and Sports activities. For the more active Bangkok tourist, there are many sports facilities available, including tennis, swimming, golf and some state of the art fitness centres.
Bangkok is also a shopper’s paradise, with countless options for shopping, ranging from top-of-the-range designer goods, through to small hand-made mementos.
One of the main attractions of Bangkok is the wide range of evening entertainments, including world-class Thai and International dining. You will be spoilt for choice here with the infamous Bangkok nightlife presenting a seemingly endless array of options for your late night partying.

Day Trips in Bangkok

Bangkok may seem nothing more than high-rises, traffic and crowds, but if you take a day trip or overnight excursion to one of the wonderful nearby attractions, you may change your mind. Ayutthaya and the Floating Market, the Ancient City and Koh Kret are just a few of the treasures that await.
Favourite day trips among tourists are the Floating Market, The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Po and Wat Arun, and these should not be missed off any tourists itinerary, even though they get crowded.

Entertainment in Bangkok

The hospitality in Bangkok is world famous. Bangkok's people are very welcoming and friendly. With a full range of hotels, restaurants bars and other entertainment venues, you will be spoilt for choice.
There is something for everyone in Bangkok. Choose from any one of the many superb Thai or International Restaurants with excellent dishes at superb value for money, or you can try eating the Thai way at any of the countless street stalls offering some very tasty food to fit a microscopic budget.
You may choose to indulge yourself in Bangkok’s buzzing and sometimes hedonistic nightlife, though it’s not all go-go girls and massage parlours. There are some very sophisticated nightclubs and live music venues to be found in the city with not a hint of any sleaze in sight, not to mention movies, concerts, performances, and even Thai boxing bouts.

Shopping in Bangkok

Bangkok’s urbanised shopping malls and department stores are everywhere and you can discover ultra-chic and trendy designer label malls such as the Emporium or Central Chitlom, with MBK and Seacon Square seeming to have every product that you can imagine. You can also break up your shopping trip by catching a movie in the multiplex cinema, go ten pin bowling, take a Thai massage or dine at any one of the many excellent on-site restaurants.
Technology junkies can get their shopping fix at one of Bangkok’s IT malls, such as the bustling and lively Pantip Plaza on Petchaburi Road. But the shopping in Bangkok doesn’t stop there, as no trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the colossal Chatuchak weekend market where you can pick up your ideal holiday souvenirs. But perhaps the ideal souvenir from Thailand would be some expertly woven Thai silk, or a perfectly tailored suit from one of Bangkok’s many tailors or silk shops. Bargain hunters will be spoilt for choice when shopping in Bangkok.

Sightseeing in Bangkok

Contrary to what you might believe, Bangkok offers a wealth of culture, interest and sightseeing destinations. Although there are many stunning and intricately decorated temples all over Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho are two fantastic examples.
To avoid an overdose of Temple fever, other tourist attractions include the national museum, Temple Mount, Grand Palace and nearby Dusit Hall and Zoo. The teak palace of Vimanmek and Jim Thomson’s museum house, along with the canals of Thonburi and lanes of Chinatown are all recommended in every Bangkok guide book, and the modern attractions of shopping malls, markets, monuments and entertainment complexes all pull in the crowds.

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