Bangkok

Asia’s City of Angels

Created in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is a national treasure house and Thailand's capital in every way. For a unique experience, ride around the city in colourful ‘tuk-tuks’, which doubles as a great way to people-watch. Stop and admire the majestic Grand Palace, a salute to the craftsmanship of the Thai people. Don't miss out the world's largest reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. For a taste of Thai martial arts, catch a Muay Thai match. If you wish for something gentler, watch a graceful performance of traditional Thai dance.

For souvenirs, head down to the Chahtuchak Weekend Market – it's stocked to the brim with household items, clothing, handicrafts and collectibles. After a long hard day, feast on its world-famous local cuisine or relax in the hands of expert masseurs, who will melt the day's stress away with a traditional Thai massage. Or you can let your hair down with Bangkok's inimitably eclectic concoction of nocturnal pursuits and entertainment options.