Bangkok Holidays - Holidays to Thailand
- By Greg Rose -
- Jun 01, 2009
The visitor to Bangkok will be spoilt for choice. With so many attractions, it is hard to know where to begin, although one should make a point of seeing the Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace. For shopaholics, the vibrant street markets in Chinatown and Patpong offer a dazzling variety of bargains, while those visitors seeking the latest designer wear should head for the retail districts of Silom and Sukhumvit.
It is not difficult to cover a lot of ground while experiencing Bangkok, thanks to the new Skytrain overground rail network. Cheap, swift and reliable, you will be whisked to your next destination around the glorious capital of Thailand.
What To Do
The first port of call on many trips to Thailand, this frenetic, enthralling mix of ancient culture and exciting innovation captures the imagination of any visitors. The Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace draw crowds, as does the super shopping at Chinatown and Patpong, Silom and Sukhumvit.
Getting around to all of the different attractions is fun in Bangkok thanks to the snazzy new Skytrain system. Take a ride to check out the thrilling nightlife.insight. Back on dry land, the Big Buddha at Ko Fan is worth visiting, while trips to this coconut capital aren't complete without checking out a coconut plantation.
Where To Eat
The city's status as a culinary centre is justified, with more than 50,000 choices when it comes to picking your restaurant for the evening. Try out Zense on your Virgin holiday to Bangkok – a rooftop setting offers spectacular views of the city while you eat. Be sure to give Bangkok delicacies a go wherever you eat – especially dim sum, birds nest and shark fin soup.
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