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Top 5 Things to see and do in Bangkok
1. Wat Pho
Wat Pho gives you the chance to see the reclining Buddha and marvel at the 150-foot long golden statue.
2. The Sky Train
Although this mode of transport might not sound like the most thrilling moment of your trip, taking this train will give you some of the most amazing views of Bangkok whilst taking you directly to your destination.
3. Wat Traimit
This labyrinthine temple was the secret hiding place of a 5.5-ton gold statue of the Buddha for many years and is now the site of a museum about the Buddhas history.
4. Chatuchak Market
This vibrant market is the best place to shop for food and souvenirs, giving you a taste of the everyday life of Bangkok.
5. The Neilson Hayes Library
If you want an attraction a little off the beaten track, this library has one of the most astounding collections of literature in Thailand - worthy of every book lover.
Where to go at night in Bangkok
Bangkok comes alive at night with a dazzling and excitable array of nightlife, shows and night markets. Whilst night markets will provide you with all your dining needs, the Route 66 club will allow you to party all night and is perfect for teenagers and students. You should ensure that you take out a good travel insurance plan before visiting Thailand, which will protect you in the event of emergency medical care and passport loss.
What to eat in Bangkok
Bangkok Fried Chicken is a far-fetch from the fast food in the UK, with utterly delicious marinades that will send you hurrying back for more. Pork is fried in Thailand with amber and charcoal, giving the dish its great flavour and tenderness, just perfect for late night cravings. Crispy pancakes are the savoury answer to our pancakes, coming in a variety of flavours that are sure to stem the hunger of the fussiest eater.
How to get around Bangkok
Although Tuk Tuks might look fun, public transport such as trains is the easiest and most direct way to get around Bangkok. As well as avoiding the traffic, they will provide the cheapest and most relaxing route to your destination.
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