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Bangkok Visitors Guide
Your "Venice of the East," the city of Bangkok offers you unlimited fun, enjoyment, pleasure, adventure, and excitement. Often nicknamed as the "City of Angels," Bangkok is one of the most coveted vacation destinations of the world. Bangkok is the tourist destination known for its huge wealth of cultural sites.

The Thailand capital, Bangkok is as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or Krung Thep in Thai. Bangkok is an important economic and financial center in Southeast Asia. It is the 22nd most populous city of the world. The Bangkok Province borders 6 other provinces including Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Nonthaburi, Chachoengsao, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom.

There are a lot of fun things that you can do in Bangkok. The 'Krung Thep' is your place for the fun and adventure suiting to all tastes. The city offers you lots of fun during days as well as nights. It fascinates visitors with its enthralling, vibrant, colorful, and thriving scenery and nightlife.

You can visit Thai Village Show & Rose Garden to have nice glimpses of Thai Culture; some of the attractions include Buddhist Ordination Ceremony, Hill Tribe Dance, the Fingernail Dance, Thai Sword Fighting, Folk Dance and a conventional wedding ceremony.

You can have city tour to explore the beauties of Bangkok. You know, Bangkok is famous for its museums and parks; some of the places where you can visit include Children's Discovery Museum, The Joe Louis Puppet Theater, The Snake Farm, Dream World, Bangkok Doll Factory, Ancient City, Jim Thompson House, Vimanmek Mansion, The National Museum Bangkok, Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, Royal Barges National Museum, Erawan Museum; The national Museum; The National gallery, The wax museum, Doll Museum, etc.

You must relish the nightlife of Bangkok whenever you are in Bangkok. Bangkok offers extremely vibrant and notorious nightlife. The city has a number of pubs, clubs, discos, bars, and restaurants. Aerobic dances are the area's major attraction. You can visit Thai cultural centre that often features artistic performances in classical music, dance, ballet and pop.

Your Bangkok tour will be incomplete without having a tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which is some 80 kms outside of Bangkok. You can take an organized tour, and get the experience of a Thai village life.

Of course, you can't miss tasting yummy Thai foods at the restaurants of Bangkok. There are numerous restaurants in Bangkok offering you everything from the traditional Thai foods, to Indian, Chinese, Italian, American dishes. Some of the best restaurants are Charley Brown's Mexican Restaurant, Biscotti, Ban Klang Nam, New York Steak House, Suda, Lemon Grass, Rang Mahal, Govinda etc.

You can also have some nice time at Bangkok spas. You can find the world's best spas in Bangkok offering all type of massage therapies, and other natural treatments at the best possible prices. Some of the best spas are Ananda Spa, dvn spa and Wellbeing centre, i.sawan, Oasis Bangkok etc.

Chinatown Bangkok, also called "Yaowarat," is a "must visit" thoroughfare in Bangkok. The street is full of ever-present goldsmith shops, sharksfin and birds nest restaurants, shops and vendors selling Chinese herbal medicine, dried mushrooms, salted fish, roast, Chinese calendars, almanacs and of course, lottery tickets.

You can enjoy some of the most popular activities in Thailand thru Boating Tours. You can enjoy the floating tours by the public ferryboat or a private water taxi. These tours will take down the Chao Phraya River and other watercourses, canals or Khlongs as they are called in Thailand.

The Bangkok Beaches are that places that you mustn't miss. Bangkok offers you one of the coolest and the most pristine beaches, which include Phuket island, Krabi, Phi Phi islands, Koh Lanta on the South West Coast, Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand, Koh Chang, Koh Samet, Pattaya, Jomtien beach, Cha Am, Khao Takiab Bay. The beaches offer you great opportunities to enjoy windsurfing, skiing, diving, fishing, sailing, gliding, seaside restaurants, beach bars, etc.

Of course, Shopping Malls aren't to be missed! Bangkok offers you the best, the most innovative and the biggest shopping malls in Asia. Some of the most popular Bangkok Shopping Malls include CentralWorld Shopping Complex, Siam Paragon- The Pride of Bangkok, MBK Shopping Center, The Emporium Bangkok, Siam Center Bangkok, Amarin Plaza Bangkok, Gaysorn Bangkok, Siam Discovery, Erawan Bangkok, Pantip Plaza (IT Mall), Peninsula Plaza, All Seasons Place, Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok and Union Mall Bangkok.

Last but not least, you must visit Bangkok temples. Bangkok has a number of traditional and well known Buddha temples, such as Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, The Grand Palace, Wat Po, Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple), and Wat Intharawihan.
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Bangkok holiday apartments.
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