Bangkok offers a thrilling introduction to Thai culture. Venture out from your luxury hotel to discover exceptional museums and calm, quiet temples. Uncover green parks and opulent palaces. And join the locals seeking freshly prepared cuisine in buzzing markets.
An intoxicating blend of traditional culture and modern ambition.
Things to do
Bangkok is home to many of Thailand’s most important religious sites and monuments, from the famous reclining Buddha of Wat Pho to the sacred collection of artworks and shrines at Wat Phra Kaeo monastery. The latter forms part of the Gran Palace – a dazzling collection pristine white buildings with bright gold towers.
Pour over an astounding collection of art and historic artefacts at Bangkok National Museum. Or gain a fascinating insight into everyday Thai culture with a river cruise down to Bangkok’s famous floating markets. Here traders sell bright fruits and flowers straight from their boats.
Bangkok has a huge variety of places to sample tempting Thai dishes. Tuck into the city’s famous street food at a colourful market, or savour royal Thai cuisine at a refined banquet. Then take a private cookery course to learn all about the ideal combination of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavours behind each dish.
Escape the city for the day. Take a guided tour out to Khao Yai National Park to meet elephants and explore the vivid green jungle.
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