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05 Things to Do in Bangkok – Everyone's Favourite Destination

Bangkok is a fun, vibrant and totally unpredictable place; just right for the holiday of a lifetime. Listed below are some of the best things to do and enjoy in the City of Angels. Make sure to plan well and experience all this cosmopolitan city has to offer.

1

Visit the Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson was a former WWII official who settled down in Bangkok and enjoyed trading in the silk industry while becoming an avid art collector. Thompson had a knack for picking up curious artefacts, as well as, collecting derelict Thai wood houses and reconstructing them on his estate. Thompson sadly disappeared in 1967, although his legacy in the form of his house cum museum continues to thrill visitors.

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Pay a Visit to Wat Pho

Located around 25 minutes from Adelphi Suites, the Wat Pho is home to Bangkok's largest reclining Buddha statue, as well as, Thailand's largest collection of Buddha images. The temple served as one of the country's very first schools or public education centres. The huge Buddha statue is by far its most striking feature while the 8 hectare grounds demand your full attention, as the centre for traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage; hence, make sure to stop at the massage school, before heading back to your service apartment in Bangkok for what will probably be the best Thai massage you will have in the country.

3

Indulge Your Shopaholic Self at Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak is one of the world's largest open-air markets; boasting over 15,000 stalls. The place sells just about everything from old shoes to chickens and baby squirrels and is really the best place for budget shopping. Quality may be an issue, while the non-fussy shopper can pick up plenty of knock of brands, DVD's, fake branded watches, clothes, handbags etc. The foodie too is well looked after, for the market is one of the largest open-air food bazaars, where plenty of popular street food options are available.

4

Check Out Wat Phra Kaew

The Wat Phra Kaew is home to the nation's most symbolic religious artefact the Emerald Buddha. Considered the spiritual core of Thai Buddhism, this is also the temple of Thai monarchy. Attached to the Grand Palace, this is a must visit shrine. The Emerald Buddha is found at the core of the temple and sits within a beautifully gilded frame which almost overshadows the humble 66cm tall statue. The statue is draped in seasonal royal robes, which are changed by the king himself.

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Explore The Grand Palace

One of the first sites you will head to, the Grand Palace was once the royal residence; today the place plays host to official ceremonies. The place is a treat to explore, especially the elegant gilded architecture, glimmering golden roofs and expansive gardens. The four remaining palace buildings together with Wat Phra Kaew, located in the same compound, promise to impress not just the culture buff, and are a treat to explore.

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