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Fascinating City of Bangkok

AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR CITIES, BANGKOK AND ITS CHARM ARE MAGNETS THAT LURE VISITORS FROM ALL FOUR CORNERS OF OUR PLANET. NOT ONLY IS BANGKOK RICH IN HISTORICAL SITES, IT IS ALSO A DESTINATION FOR SHOPPERS AND A PARADISE FOR CULINARY ENTHUSIASTS Having visited Bangkok many times over the years, the city […]

AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR CITIES, BANGKOK AND ITS CHARM ARE MAGNETS THAT LURE VISITORS FROM ALL FOUR CORNERS OF OUR PLANET. NOT ONLY IS BANGKOK RICH IN HISTORICAL SITES, IT IS ALSO A DESTINATION FOR SHOPPERS AND A PARADISE FOR CULINARY ENTHUSIASTS

Having visited Bangkok many times over the years, the city has become one of my favourite destinations. The first thing I look for as soon as I land is, of course, Thai food.

Siam Paragon Food Hall is one of the best food courts in the city and a haven for foodies, a place where you can find a vast variety of Thai food including desserts and snacks. Located on the ground floor, this huge area is divided into 3; a food court, a food gallery and a take home food hall.

Perhaps you would prefer to dine somewhere with a little more to see, an ideal choice is a dinner cruise on the legendary Chao Phraya River that winds through Bangkok. You’ll can enjoy wonderful food while taking in the sights of the iconic 70-meter Wat Arun temple, also known as the Temple of Dawn with its intricate coloured glass and Chinese porcelain patterning.

A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, one of the most famous attractions in Bangkok. Many people are drawn to see its impressive architecture with its intricate decoration. Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace was built in 1782 and for 150 years was the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government.

Shopping is one of the most tempting attractions of Bangkok. Enjoy the Bangkok Grand Sale that takes place from the month of June until August each year. Some of the best shopping centers are Siam Paragon, The Emporium, Terminal 21, The Platinum Fashion Mall and EmQuartier. Don’t forget to stop by at the Chatuchak weekend market, the world’s largest outdoor market where you will find an endless array of merchandise.

As for accommodation, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok is the perfect choice as its locatation is close to Bangkok’s shopping areas, sightseeing and business districts. This opulent retreat located on the banks of the famous Chao Phraya River offers 802 elegant guestrooms and suites, all of which have either city views or river views and are decorated with classic Thai elements of rich silk. For the most discerning guests, the Krungthep Wing provides an elite private enclave, a private swimming pool and convenient access to the Sky Train and the public pier.

Traveling to Bangkok from Bali is now more convenient than ever as AirAsia has twice daily direct flights. You may choose a morning or an afternoon flight. To purchase a ticket simply click

www.airasia.com.

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