Cultural phenomenon, shopping heaven and tourist treasure……
Bangkok is one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and, above all, compelling of Asian cities. A steamy, pulsating, yet smiling metropolis of more than ten million – intense at first, but addictive as anything…………..
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Where to stay
The Peninsula Bangkok
In the few years since the hotel opened, the luxurious riverside Peninsula Bangkok has quickly established itself as one of Bangkok’s finest hotels, winning many awards and accolades, including “World’s Best Hotel” in 2003 by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Thanks to its unique waved-shape design and location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Price: 300 dollars per night
Four Seasons Bangkok
Featuring 340 luxurious, oversized rooms, including 33 suites and eight unique garden cabanas, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok offers exquisite accommodations and gracious hospitality, strategically located in the corporate, diplomatic and shopping heart of Bangkok’s bustling core. Traditional Thai architecture, hand-painted silk, intricate artwork, an impressively scaled lobby and glorious gardens lend to the beauty of the Hotel. Price: 280 dollars per night
Shangri La Bangkok Best Choice
With lush gardens, river views and a signature spa, the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok offers guests the warmth of the Thai capital amid the serenity of a tropical retreat. The Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, is a 5-star luxury hotel in the central Silom district of the city. The design and appointments express the welcoming warmth and richness of Thai culture throughout the hotel, from traditional teak dining pavilions to the most up-to-date room features. Price: 250 dollars
Where to Eat
The relatively new Le Bua hotel has brought to Bangkok a unique Asian seafood experience that will amaze anyone who braves the giddy heights of this alfresco restaurant on the 51st and 52nd floors of State Tower. Price: $$$$
The Le Normandie is the apex of formal dining in Thailand, both in price and quality. The ultra-elegant restaurant, atop the renowned Oriental Hotel, offers panoramic views of Thonburi and the Chao Phraya River
What to do
There are so many different things to do in Bangkok…..from dining experiences to attractions… Here are the top 3 places to visit in Bangkok…..
1. The Grand Palace
This is one of the most photographed spots in the city…and with good reason. The palace was built over the course of 3 years at the end of the 18th century by King Rama I and is the official residence of the current monarchy. This is also where you will see the temple of Wat Pra Kaeo housing the 15th century Emerald Buddha whose robes are rotated three times a year by no less than the Thailand’s king himself.
The temple of Wat Sutat is interesting for its connection to an unusual ceremony designed to show appreciation to the gods for a bountiful rice harvest. A giant teak swing, erected just outside the temple entrance, was ridden by daring young men who would not only see how high they could go but also try to catch bags of coins with their teeth.
3. Muang Boran
Want to start out with a crash course in Thai culture? Make Muang Boran your first stop. This open air museum spans over 350 acres and is laid out to resemble the country of Thailand itself.
How to get there
Almost all airlines fly to this main city. Flights from major cities such as New York and Los Angeles average from 700 dollars. Thai Airlines flies to all major cities and is also a great airlines to fly with.