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Holidays in Bangkok - the City of Angels
When in Bangkok, you can visit their breathtaking temples, have a romp at a girly bar, or go on a culinary adventure and taste their spicy-sour cuisine; you can also visit an open market and shop till you drop.
Reflect on life’s mysteries and visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, both sacred sites in the historic Rattanakosin district. Featuring spectacular temples with towering gold chedi, and artistically crafted interiors, both places converge on the revered Emerald Buddha statue. The palace is a stunning example of new-Baroque architecture, though it is overshadowed by the towering temples of Wat Phra Kaew.
If you are an unrepentant party animal, Bangkok is also notorious for its red light districts, with Patpong, Soi Cowboy, and Nana Plaza being the main areas serving lurid delights to male tourists. The number of massage parlours, go-go bars, and karaoke places have given Bangkok the nickname of “The World's Biggest Whorehouse.”
Hungry? There are restaurants scattered throughout Bangkok; you can either eat at a posh restaurant or at any of the numerous noodle stands, fruit stalls, curry shops, Pad Thai stalls, street-side barbecues, and even food carts selling fried locusts. The choices are overwhelming; you can be assured of gastronomic delights anywhere in the city, whether you order Thai, Asian, Fusion, or Western. Recommended places to grab a bite include Ratchaprasong, Chinatown, Silom, Sukhumvit, and Riverside.
Next to eating, shopping is the best thing to do on a Bangkok holiday; try the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where you travel canals to sample produce and other delights from local farmers, while sightseeing along the local river villages. The Chatuchak Weekend Market is also a souvenir paradise, with its “designer” clothes, bags, and watches, and everything else from CDs to live snakes.
A Bangkok holiday is a sensual adventure if you seek a place to relax and meditate, paint the town red, or go eating and shopping for unusual things.