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Top 5 Things to do in Bangkok

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When you visit Bangkok, expect to be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. Dubbed the "City of Angels," Bangkok is one of the world's most sought after tourist destinations. Here is a brief sampling from all that this vibrant city has to offer.

Take a tour of Bangkok's multitude of stunning temples (called wat in Thai).

Each of Bangkok's Buddhist temples is an exquisitely ornate work of art. The most magnificent of these are the Wat Phra Kheaw, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn anf Wat Pho, Temple of the reclining Buddha.

Take a Tour of Bangkok's Royal Palaces

Ever since the founding of Bangkok as the capital of Thailand, more than 100 palaces have been built for the royal family. Today, only a few still serve as royal residences, and even fewer are open to the public. Of these, the Grand Palace is an absolute "must-see." Built in 1782, this breathtakingly beautiful palace is the number one tourist spot in all of Bangkok. Another royal residence to include in your tour is the Vimanmek Mansion, the largest golden teakwood mansion in the world.

Experience Bangkok's world-famous nightlife

Bangkok is renown for its vibrant, thrilling nightlife. With hundreds of karaoke and GoGo bars, pubs and restaurants, discos, cabarets and jazz clubs, Bangkok's nightlife is nothing short of thrilling. Whether your idea of fun is sipping a cocktail in an ultra-chic bar or dancing the night away at a wild and rowdy disco, the city that never sleeps has just the right place for you.

Shop till you Drop

Bangkok is the shopaholic's dream come true. In addition to ultra-modern shopping malls selling designer label goods, there are also "Floating Markets" where traditional rowing boats are laden with fresh produce and souvenirs. The world's largest market is located in Bangkok, offering everything from art and antiques to music and live animals for sale. shortage of shopping opportunities in Bangkok Add to this the city's renown night markets, and you will begin to see why there is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Bangkok.

Explore Bangkok's Animal Parks

Bangkok's Dusit Zoo and several animal parks are a great place to learn more about the animal kingdom, especially if you are traveling with kids. Your choices range from venues like Bangkok's Animal kingdom, where you will find animals from all over the world, to animal specific venues such as the Snake Farm. Great food and fun activities for the kids are an added bonus.


Last Updated: 12 Mar 2008