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Two days in Bangkok - A Whirlwind Tour!
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Bangkok Cuisine Bangkok boasts an astonishing number of restaurants, offering gourmet cuisine, Thai fusion cooking and traditional Thai street food served by the street hawkers. Famous Bangkok dishes include the mouthwatering Ka Yang (charcoal grilled chicken), Pop Pia (spring rolls) and KhanomBeuang (delicious sweet pancakes). Donít worry about eating lfrom the street stalls - if the food is cooked fresh, right before your eyes and is served red hot, it is perfectly safe to eat! At lunchtime visit Tha Chang pier for authentic Thai food, such as delicious noodle soups eand fiery curries, served from the variety of mobile stalls and small restaurants. At night, sample the street food from the myriad of stalls on SukhumvitSoi 38, just off Sukhumvit Road. The food here is exceptionally cheap and you can combine your meal wtith a leisurely stroll through the lively market. For a more sophisticated Bangkok dining experience, head off to Silom road for some of the best restaurants in town.

For the shopaholics! If you want to squeeze some retail therapy, Thai style, into your short break in Bangkok, then visit Chatuchak weekend market at Chatuchak Park. With a staggering 5000 plus stalls, it is easily the largest market in Thailand and is the ideal place for bagging a bargain and enjoying a good haggle. The stalls sell almost everything from clothes and jewellery to collectibles and reproduction antiques. Try and visit early, as it can get incredibly hot and sticky later in the day. Night markets are also a fun way to shop and a great way to while away the evening. The biggest and best night market in Bangkok can be found in the lively entertainment district of Patpong and is well worth a visit. For more up-market shopping, visit the Emporium Shopping centre on Sukhumvit Road. This impressive Bangkok shopping centre houses luxury retail outlets selling jewellery, antiques, artworks, Thai silk, and high-end Thai tailors. If your itinerary includes stops in Krabi or Phuket, Bangkok is the perfect place to purchase the majority of your souvenirs. You will find a better selection of souvenirs at lower prices here than in the coastal areas of Phuket or Krabi.

Relaxing in Bangkok If you need a break before you hit the Bangkok night spots, then why not try a traditional Thai massage? In addition to its famous temple, Wat Pho is also the birthplace of Thai massage. There is an acclaimed Thai massage training centre where you can treat yourself to one of the best massages in Thailand. If you are searching for a calm, green oasis, in which to catch your breath, then pop to Lumpini Park. Here, you can relax under the shade of a tree and watch the joggers race by, to the constant hum of traffic in the background.

Nightlife If you still have enough energy after all that sightseeing and want to try the energetic Bangkok night life, visit KohSahn road. This buzzing night spot is lined with crowded bars and nightclubs, where you can drink and party until the sun comes up!

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Pierre-Yves Loriers, who is the managing director of Ton Company, Ltd., is an experienced travel author and hospitality manager based in Krabi. If you have questions concerning a villa rental, villa construction, or property management, you can contact him at (075) 695-633 or by email at:


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