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Longest place name in the world wih 166 characters: "Krungthep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”.
Skyscrapers sit comfortably next to intricate Buddhist temples
-Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, China Town
-King Power Mahanakhon, Baiyoke Tower
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Bangkok is also referred as the " Venice of the East” for the thousands of kilometres of tiny waterways that shoot off the main Chao Phraya River, Bangkok invites exploration by private longtail boat
Shopping in Bangkok is a day-and-night activity that rivals the best found in the world Work your way through Bangkok with visits to the legendary MBK, the sophisticated Emporium, trendy Siam Discovery and Central World Plaza, or the impressively upscale Siam Paragon.
Not to be missed is the market-of-all-markets - Chatuchak Weekend Market. Another to look out for in Bangkok is the ICONSIAM - located on the banks of the Chao Praya river. It is an exclusive high-end shopping mall where all the familiar and favored luxury labels are represented.
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Despite Thailand’s capital Bangkok being a heaving cosmopolitan city that never rests, it is also home to as many as 32 public parks, all well maintained, nurtured and many in the process of being extended.
Of the several floating markets in Thailand, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the biggest and most popular. A vivid display providing a wonderful photo opportunity whilst giving insight into a bygone way of life.
Wherever you find yourself in Thailand you will be driven to eat as you go, and Bangkok is no different. Street foodies one other main attractions and as much as the city food scene is impressive in terms of cafes and fine-dining, for authentic Thai eating, try traditional dishes like Tom Yum and Green Papaya Salad served straight out of roadside pushcarts and food stalls hidden amongst the maze of Bangkok night bazaars.
Rooftop living is an essential part of the Bangkok experience with infinity pools stretching out to meet the skyline and hundreds of skyscrapers lighting up the sky at dusk.