Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a city of very much entertainment and fun. It has everything the modern traveler enjoys and interests. With wide range of accommodation, traveler can moderate the budget for rent from guesthouses to world-class hotels. Also, the food – Thai cuisine with the base flavors – spicy, sour, sweet and salty on every regional Thai and international dishes, is famous. For instance, Tom-Yum Soup (Hot & Sour Soup), Som-Tum (Papaya Salad), Pad-Thai (Stir-Fried Rice Noodle) and Gang Kiew Wan (Green Curry), perhaps Bangkok has got to be one of the best-value dining destinations in the world.
If there is one must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without, it’s the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace, undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark. Built in 1782 – and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government – the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.
Even though transactions are more concerned with tourists rather than locals these days, the floating market;boats are still piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat. To enjoy the atmosphere without haggling over prices, try relaxing on a guided boat tour of Damnoen Saduak market. Floating markets are Taling Chan Market, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Tha Kha, and Damnoen Saduak.