This bustling city is at the center of modern Thailand. This great city has had astounding success in combining the ancient and modern world. Visitors will find a juxtaposition of ancient temples with skyscrapers, humble markets with luxury shopping centers – and urban metropolis with a humble past.

Bangkok is a great stopover after a long flight from the States. It also makes a fantastic overall destination. Stay and explore the city including the Floating Market and Grand Palace before heading elsewhere in Thailand.

This is an easy city to see all the temples your eyes can take in. Perhaps the most historically significant is Wat Pho—home of the famous Reclining Buddha and School of Traditional Medicine. Next in line is Wat Trimitr, which houses a huge five-ton solid gold Buddha and Wat Suthat (one of the city’s oldest temples).

If you’re looking for shopping then you’ve came to the right place. Markets – both indoor and outdoor, day and night – and shopping centers are everywhere in the city. You can even have clothing custom made for you, just let them to take your measurements.

Recommended Hotels:

The Peninsula Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Banyan Tree Bangkok & The St. Regis Bangkok.