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Grand Palace

The Palace could be considered as the Thai equivalent of the UK's Tower of London. Once the home to the Kings of Thailand, now it is mostly open to tourists including many locals who flock to this spiritual place.

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Wat Wat Wat?

There are hundreds of temples in Bangkok, and Thailand, and there's the old addage that once you've seen one, you've seen them all. Well, there's some truth to that but there are some differences.

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What's going down in Chinatown?

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With an impressive mix of market stalls and street food sellers; it's no wonder this is one of the coolest places to visit for shopping in Bangkok. Pick up inexpensive souvenirs or tasty Chinese food.

What is there to see in Bangkok?

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Thailand draws millions of visitors a year for so many reasons. It's tropical weather, spicy foods, diverse culture, beautiful temples and so much more.

 

The spiritual centre of Rattanakosin is usually at the top of the list of things to do in Bangkok for first-timers. The Grand Palace is the main draw as well as some of the city’s most famous temples like Wat Pho, Wat Traimit and Wat Arun.

 

Other attractions like the floating markets and other ancient traditions that can be seen throughout the country. Since the fall of Ayuthaya in 1767, Bangkok (or Krung Thep as the locals know it) was built to be the new capital. Today it is a pleasant mix of old style buildings and a Buddhist way of life, to hi-rise condos and commercial skyscrapers that make Bangkok a fascinating city to visit.

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The Siam Shopping Adventure

Featured article: Originally written for the BKC magazine, this -just for fun- article highlights some of the best shopping malls around the Siam Square area in Central Bangkok.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

This market is perfect for tourists and expats seeking low-cost souvenirs. It is considered to be the largest open-air market in Asia and is one of Bangkok’s most well-known attractions.

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Rattanakosin

This is the spiritual and Royal part of the city with palaces, temples and other ancient nostalgias for you to seek out and explore.

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Best place to see some Kickboxing?

The history of Muay Thai can also be traced to the 16th century, during the battles between the Burmese and Siam. This hand to hand combat was passed down the generations. Today it is the national sport.

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What is the Bangkok Street Show?

The Bangkok Street Show is a free event held at Lumphini Park showcasing street performance acts. This year's acts shall perform in December 2017.

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What's the deal with haggling?

Many market merchants, including at Chatuchack Weekend Market, expect some kind of haggling to take place. When negotiating a price with a tuk-tuk driver it is necessary.

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What's the story with the Jim Thomson House?

The Jim Thomson story, and what he did in Thailand, is one of Thailand's greatest farang tales ...

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