Explore this colourful and vast city on land or by boat and imbibe its spirit.
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.