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A Mesmerizing Voyage To One of The Ultimate City Destinations

The city is considered one of the most visited in the world; there are many reasons for this. One of Bangkok’s magnetic draws is the smorgasbord of shopping opportunities here. There is a vast range of product options and many-many shopping venues throughout the city. A Mesmerizing Voyage To One of The Ultimate City Destinations […]

The city is considered one of the most visited in the world; there are many reasons for this. One of Bangkok’s magnetic draws is the smorgasbord of shopping opportunities here. There is a vast range of product options and many-many shopping venues throughout the city.

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A Mesmerizing Voyage To One of The Ultimate City Destinations

Besides the major shopping malls of Siam Paragon, Central World, Terminal 21 and the Platinum Shopping Mall a new mall was opened last year. EmQuartier Bangkok is a huge shopping centre selling premium brands, affordable brands and an enticing range of local brands. Here there are several restaurants to satisfy a whole raft of personal palates. For those visiting between the months of June and August, advantage can be taken of the bargains on offer during the Bangkok Grand Sale.

One shopping venue not to be missed is the Chatuchak Weekend Market; the world’s largest outdoor market. A visit here is always exciting as the markets offer a huge variety of items including clothing, accessories, handicraft, antiques, souvenirs, housewares, décor fittings, pets and of course food and drinks. There is always something of a new and unique nature to be found in this market and homeward shopping bags will almost certainly bulge.

One of the great things about Bangkok is that it is a staging point for those looking for a quick island getaway to one of the kingdom’s many islands. A must visit is Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket and one of the most popular destinations in Asia. This is not only because of its natural beauty but also its easy accessibility. Koh Samui is home to luxury resorts and villas; it is blessed with palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense mountainous rainforest.

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Bangkok is also well known as the ultimate dining destination with its endless number of dining venues from fine dining, casual eateries to the much-appreciated street food outlets. Thai food is rich in special spices, delightful aroma and colourful ingredients. Dishes are not only a treat to the eyes; they are also a sensory merriment to the taste buds. The street food offers first timers an exotic range of delicious bites, some even of the six-legged variety.

For a memorable dining event with a view one should try a luxurious dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Dining in style as the boat cruses past the Wat Phrakaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace and Santa Cruz Church will present much more than a fleeting glance to some of Bangkok’s wonders.

Now, traveling to Bangkok is more convenient as AirAsia has twice daily direct flights from Bali. Choosing the morning flight and arriving around noon will expedite your adventure around Bangkok even faster.

Visit www.airasia.com to purchase a ticket.

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