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Bangkok sightseeing

Wat Arun. If you cross The Chao Phraya River, you will find yourself in the territory of Wat Arun or, as it's often called, the Temple of Dawn. This is a traditionally built tower in a form of a finger (86m high), which is decorated with a great number of pieces of ceramics and colourful porcelain that shines brightly under the sunrays. The temple is particularly beautiful from a distance, when it … Open

Cultural excursion through Bangkok - things to see

Lak Muang Monastery is one of the main religious attraction of this place. It was named in honor of the scared spirit, which, according to the Thai people, protects the city and its inhabitants from harm. The monastery regularly becomes the location for colorful religious festivals and ceremonies, which main goal is to make gifts to the spirit and gain its protection. Wat Arun Temple is a beautiful old building. The … Open

Attractions and active leisure

It would be a mistake to fail to note numerous clubs, discos, bars and casinos that will delight fans of nightlife. Many of them are located in the central area of the city. Astra nightclub is the most popular facility of its kind. Here you will see many tourists and locals, who enjoy having fun here. The club often becomes the venue of performances by the world’s famous DJs and musicians. On weekends the club … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Many gourmets call Bangkok a true food paradise as the local cuisine is very versatile and unique. Attractive restaurants and cafes can be found literally everywhere in the city - next to shopping centers and markets, cinemas and entertainment complexes. The majority of dining facilities specialize in preparation of national dishes, as well as culinary delicacies in addition to a great entertainment program. Fish … Open

Unusual hotels

Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok is the highest hotel in Thailand. It is located in a 309 metre tall tower with 88 stores. The hotel has become famous because of a 360 degree rotating observation deck. The deck is an awesome place to enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of Bangkok, so this place is very popular with travellers. There is one more attraction in the hotel - the highest golf field that is located on the 18th … Open

Traditions and mentality of Bangkok

The local people are hospitable and very friendly to tourists. Bangkok is often called "the city of smiles" for open and welcoming attitude to visitors. The manner of behavior of local residents may seem rather strange to tourists - even during the hot dispute they do not raise their voices. Visitors should also communicate with the local people in a soft and calm voice. The Thais are very sensitive to their homes, … Open

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