Bangkok: An Overview

Bangkok, the Thai capital is a big, bustling city that can be a struggle to get around, but there are enough highlights to make staying for a couple of days of your holiday well worth it.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Bangkok is home to fabulous temples, delicious street food and an excellent choice of hotels to choose from: you can stay in beautiful colonial style hotels or go for a villa with a pool and your own butler
  • It's also home to fabulous colourful markets - try your hand at some bartering or visit a delicious local street food stall
  • Head up to Vertigo and Moon Bar for the very best views of Bangkok. The bar and restaurant are located on the top of a high-rise building and the views of the city at night are incredible - imagine lights as far as you can see, twinkling all around

Bangkok: The Detail

Original Travel can arrange a private city tour to make the process as painless as possible, and the must-sees on a Bangkok holiday should include the following: The Grand Palace and attendant buildings; the 150 foot long reclining Buddha at Wat Po; Jim Thomson's teak house; a wander around Soi Rambutti (a far better version of the tourist-trap Khao San Road) and finally a ride on a long-tail boat on the Chao Phraya River with the odd peek into the more interesting looking tributaries.

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