The cultural, spiritual and commercial centre of Thailand, Bangkok – or Krungthep, as the locals call it – is a magnet for pleasure- seeking travellers who use it as a stopover en route to another country, or as the staging post for further travel within Thailand. Famous for its sky-high bars and incredible restaurants, luxury hotels and swish shopping malls, Bangkok is an exciting, sure-fire crowd-pleaser.
It’s also hot and the city streets are jammed with traffic, but don’t let that put you off spending time in this jewel-box of a city, because the rewards are totally worth it. The food is ambrosial, the shopping brilliant and the people delightful – what more could you want in a fun holiday destination?
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