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Land of smiles, sunshine, beaches, turquoise waters and majestic elephants: Thailand draws the mind, body and soul to experience the holiday of a lifetime. Bangkok is the gateway to Thailand and a vibrant city to explore. Take your pick from numerous tours and excursions, markets galore and an exhilarating nightlife.
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A city full of surprises, character and culture, Bangkok has become one of Asia's ‘must visit’ destinations. The capital of the enchanting kingdom of Thailand, it’s a fantastic city to explore and discover.
As you venture around the city by foot or more traditionally by tuk-tuk you can’t miss the abundance of beautiful Wats (temples) with their shimmering golden roofs and stunning architecture.
One of the most visited cities in the Far East for tourists ranging from backpackers to beachlovers and those who enjoy luxury holidays, Bangkok can be reached by a great choice of airlines including Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Etihad. Direct flights to Bangkok from the UK are very popular and are operated by Thai Airways, EVA Air, British Airways and Qantas.
Cheap flights to Bangkok, Thailand
Visitors who enjoy history and culture and in particular those with an interest in Buddhism will be enthralled with the attractions that Bangkok has to offer. Buddhism has a huge influence in Thai culture and the temples are exquisitely built and decorated.
Some of the best temples to visit include Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) and Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mount). As well as the many cultural attractions Thailand is popular for its glorious weather, stunning beaches and amazing islands which can be found dotted around its beautiful coastline.
Bargaining in the markets is a favourite pastime of most travellers and market stalls can be found all over the city. Try the MBK Centre, a shopping mall in the city’s buzzing centre or navigate the alleyways of JJ Market if you're feeling adventurous. If it’s the genuine article you are after, the Siam Paragon (adjacent to MBK) houses everything from Prada to Tiffany & Co and even has a state-of-the-art cinema.
Bangkok comes alive in the evenings with bustling streets of bars, restaurants and clubs. The young and vibrant Khao San Road is a haunt amongst backpackers a younger crowd. There are plenty of lovely bars and restaurants to enjoy a bottle of Thai beer or a local cocktail and soak up the friendly atmosphere.
We recommend Hide and Seek situated in Bangkok’s central business district for a chic evening with great food and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. As well as the sights in Bangkok itself, Bangkok is the ideal base to explore the rest of Thailand such as Chiang Mai, the Golden Triangle and the islands in the south such as Koh Samui or Phuket.
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Chelsea set to face Thailand All Stars in Bangkok - Wednesday, July 20, 2011 The Stamford Bridge club will take on a Thai XI on Sunday.
Asia Fitness Convention to be held in Bangkok - Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Bangkok visitors may wish to take a trip to the Asia Fitness Convention in October.
Enjoy photo exhibition in Bangkok - Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Visitors to Bangkok will get a unique glimpse at other parts of Thailand this Summer.
Thailand focusing on environmental protection - Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Thailand's tourism authorities are aiming to secure the long-term survival of its most popular attractions.
Thai tourism officials aim to attract more Europeans - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 The Tourism Authority of Thailand has revealed it wants to get more people from Europe to visit the country.
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