Dawn takes us on a guided tour of a city with a life of its own, Bangkok. The Thai capital’s provocative mix of religion and spice is a delightful assault on the senses.
Seeing a world city from a bicycle is much better than sitting on a bus, trust me. And Bangkok is filled with cycle tour operators.
Cycle past breathtaking Wats (temples) and all the way to the traditional Thai floating markets. Oh, and be sure to cycle through the
Bang Kra Jao – Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’.
The Grand Palace is a must-see. Built in 1782 and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, this spectacular building is a reflection of the Thai
people’s appreciation for aesthetic beauty. Explore its grounds and take in the sights and sounds. It’s a deeply spiritual experience.
Situated just north of Bangkok, the city of Ayutthaya is Thailand’s original capital. If you enjoy walking amongst ruins to experience ancient times, Ayutthaya is most definitely for you. Take a long boat trip down the river and if you’re lucky, be blessed by a monk.
In Thailand that consists of a double shot coffee, sweetened with a shot of condensed milk, poured over a glass of ice topped with frothed foam. It sounds delicious, and is. It’s how the locals cool down to counter Thailand’s, at times, muggy heat.
The MBK Center is a shopper’s dream. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including
the 4-story Tokyu department store. It’s a lot to take in, so make sure you’re well rested and shop ready.