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Thailand’s capital city and a thriving metropolis, Bangkok captures popular imagination like no other city in the world. Bangkok is pulsing with energy - energy it radiates from the numerous backpackers that stopover here before heading out to one of the island districts, the compulsive shopper who think it a haven for bargain hunting, the foodie who lives to spend another night of bingeing at the street markets, and the friendly locals who welcome tourists with open arms. Bangkok is simply vivacious - not just in its being the epicenter of nightlife, but also for its ornate shrines, colorful floating markets, lively cafes and restaurants and a bustling street life. Sightseeing in Bangkok is an experience. You can visit the beautiful Grand Palace, the Wat Phra Kaew Temple, also the Wat Pho Temple home to the gigantic reclining Buddha, and the popular Wat Arun Temple characterized by the Khmer-inspired spires and a steep fleet of stairs.

Bangkok is a fascinating maze of sky-scrappers that share space with gold-plated spires of Buddhist temples, hypermarkets, mega malls, heritage village homes, neon-lit notorious adult clubs, street hawkers, charming restaurants and cafes and a whirling traffic that is any day slower than the long-tail boats the float up the royal river. For food lovers, Bangkok is paradise, there are so many places to eat here, and Thai cuisine is so vivid and loaded with sweet, spicy, hot, salty and tangy flavors. Try out an array of freshly prepared seafood with noodles, rice and some interesting crunchy elements. For a sense of its dramatic nightlife, you can take the BTS or Skytrain to Sukhumvit.

Among fun activities to do in Bangkok, plan a visit to the districts of Chinatown or Banglamphu to get feel of its local life, the thriving street-eating scene, the city’s unabashed love of food, and how daily life is conducted on the very streets. Forever heaving with tourists despite a sultry weather, there is a certain charm to Bangkok - an edginess, a spirit that is indomitable.