Bangkok is Southeast Asia’s tropical metropolis. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, it is a place where cultures meet and coexist. From Rattanakosin, its historic heart where temples and palaces speak of old Bangkok, to its modern party meccas – Sukhumvit Road where high society locals shop and mingle, to Khao San Road, favourite haunt of backpackers.
There’s so much to take in amid the cacophony on the streets, you’ll be forgiven for seeking a place to relax. Do this perhaps by taking a stroll in the city’s green lung, the 57ha Lumpini Park, or on a slow boat ride past rustic houses and floating markets on the Chao Phraya River. Alternatively, potter around a traditional food market for local eats and great buys. Bangkok is all things to all people, shimmering its gold for the epicures and pleasure seekers, and gently welcoming those who seek life’s quieter side with warmth, smiles and a colourful place to stay awhile. Take the city’s Skytrain and see it all for yourself.