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Thailand is a country that's proud of its independence and rich cultural heritage. The country if famous for its majestic Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, mouth-watering cuisine, beautiful beaches and islands, and world-class hospitality. It is the only Southeast Asian nation never colonised by a European nation.

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Nicknamed the ‘City of Angels’, Bangkok–or Krung Thep–certainly does not shy away from living up to its status as Thailand’s capital. It was founded in 1782, and has since developed into a prime location for political, economic and cultural affairs. Locals consider the city to be a present-day embodiment of the Thai spirit of ‘sanuk’–that is, fun. It is also famous for being the city with arguably the longest full name in the world, spanning over a total of 160 characters.

Things to do in Bangkok

Siam City Park

Siam City Park
Siam City Park

Siam City Park

To Do

Siam Park City is a good getaway from the buzz of Bangkok for you and your family, and will probably take up a whole day of your time with its fun attractions. These attractions are divided into five different zones, including a ‘Water Park’ that keeps the heat at bay in an exciting way and a ‘X-Zone’ that accommodates those who are after more thrilling rides.

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Kao Pad

Kao Pad
Kao Pad

Kao Pad

To Eat

Considered as one of the most popular types of fried rice in the world, kao pad is a fairly simple dish that has a special place in the hearts of Thai people. It consists of rice that is stir-fried with pieces of meat and various seasonings, along with additional ingredients like eggs and onions. Thai Jasmine rice is normally used for this purpose, giving it an enchanting fragrance.

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Chinatown Market

Chinatown Market
Chinatown Market

Chinatown Market

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From tea sets to traditional remedies to vegetables, Chinatown Market has all the right things to acquaint you with the Thai Chinese culture. Street food is especially abundant here, so do not be surprised if you find yourself leaving the market feeling extremely full. Sampeng Lane is an especially popular part of this market, and is one of the oldest parts of Chinatown.

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Bangkok’s Giant Swing

Bangkok’s Giant Swing
Bangkok’s Giant Swing

Bangkok’s Giant Swing

To See

The grand red structure that is also known as the Giant Swing is one of the most prominent facets of Bangkok’s Wat Suthat. It stands with a height of 21.15 metres, and was once used during a traditional Hindu ceremony in which men would ride a swing that is attached to the structure’s crossbar, attempting to catch a bag of coins with their teeth.

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun
Wat Arun

Wat Arun

To See

Founded by King Taksin in the 18th century, Wat Arun–otherwise known as the ‘Temple of Dawn’–stands as one of the most iconic riverside structures in Bangkok. To many, this seems only right, as the temple’s magnificent main Khmer-style tower with a height of 79 meters is decorated with striking pieces of colourful Chinese porcelain and coloured glass.

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Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park
Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park

To Do

A favourite amongst Bangkok locals for recreational activites, Lumphini Park is known as one of the greenest parts of the city. It was originally used as an exhibition venue for Thai handicrafts, but has since grown into a destination in which visitors can escape from the hustle and bustle of city life while getting in touch with nature. Even squirrels and monitor lizards find comfort here!

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Soi Rambuttri

Soi Rambuttri
Soi Rambuttri

Soi Rambuttri

To Eat

A relative of Khao San Road, which rests nearby, Soi Rambuttri is one of the best places to hunt for food in Bangkok. It is particularly alive at night, when lanterns light up the road and its bars awaken. From Indian delicacies to Western cuisine, Soi Rambuttri has something to satisfy all tastes. And if you get tired of eating, worry not. The area’s massage parlours are ready to give you a good dose of relaxation.

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