Found inside a striking neoclassical house, the Museum of Siam is just one of Bangkok’s many museums - it takes you on a tour through the city’s past and propels you into its future. If you feel like some relaxed time away from the bustling streets, visit Dusit Park, which is home to royal residences, tree lined paths and European-style landscaping.
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The city hides a shining art scene in its winding streets, with an array of art galleries and museums showcasing the very best in local art, as well as some international pieces. Shopping ranges from bustling markets to high class malls, and you can find every type of cuisine across its street food stalls, fast food outlets and formal fine dining restaurants.
Bangkok boasts a blend of historic buildings with modern structures such as the Bangkok Robot Building, a high tech postmodern structure with unique accents. The Phya Thai Palace, built in the early 1900s has beautiful features such as pillars, arches and balconies, and the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall shows a distinctive blend of Islamic, Thai and Victorian architectural styles.
Bangkok is a cultural hub with a particularly vibrant art scene. The Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre gives you the chance to view some of the city’s contemporary work, or you can wander across the maze of streets, which is filled with art galleries. You will also find some intriguing displays across museums such as the Bangkok Forensic Museum and the House of Museums.
You can enjoy some thrilling sights together at Safari World, with a drive through the African wilderness, as well as a stunt show and a dolphin encounter. Shopaholics will be in their element here, with malls, markets and tailors found across the city. Culture fans will find plenty to keep them entertained in the galleries and museums, with some phenomenal, vibrant shows hosted in the theatres.
Bangkok is known for its lively nightlife, with restaurants, bars, clubs and theatres brimming in the city streets. You will find cuisine on offer from every part of the globe, with street food stalls to high class fine dining restaurants available. Couples will particularly enjoy a dinner cruise, which will see you sailing past twinkling temples as you dine under the stars.
If you want to stay in the lap of luxury, treat yourself to a room at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok. This sparkling hotel towers above the Chao Phraya River and boasts a spa, infinity pool and seven restaurants. The cosy Royal President is ideal for romantic breaks, offering privacy and elegance in its self catering studios and warm interior.
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You can find some fantastic items across Bangkok’s markets, including the Thewet Flower Market, which sits either side of the canal and sells exotic, vibrant flowers and plants. The city is also filled with historic, cultural sites, such as the Wat Suthat temple, which is famous for its striking gigantic golden Buddha.
Bangkok is famed for its wild and dynamic nightlife, with a choice of lively clubs and bars that serve drinks alongside shows and entertainment. With over 50 thousand restaurants you can take a culinary trip to every corner of the world, with street food stalls, local cafes and international fine dining restaurants on offer.
Explorers will love a stay in the Amari Watergate Hotel, which brings its guests into a Thai styled fantasy world of gardens and fascinating interiors. The Anantara Baan Rajprasong Serviced Apartments are found in the heart of the city, ideally placed for exploring attractions and city sites. Offering self catered accommodation, they are ideal for guests who wish to spend their days discovering the area.
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Bangkok is filled with attractions that will keep every member of the household entertained. Dusit Zoo is home to animals such as hippos, tigers, lions and alligators and was Thailand’s very first zoo. There are a choice of museums to visit, including the intriguing Bankok Doll Museum and the Ban Kamthieng house museum, which takes its visitors on a tour through the history and beliefs of the Lanna tradition.
You can spend days touring across the cities museums, with exhibitions covering subjects from art and history to science and religion. You can step into an underwater world at the Siam Ocean World, which is home to the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. Bangkok is also filled with peaceful parks and green spaces, if you feel like enjoying some quiet amongst the bustling pace of the city.
Bangkok is literally overflowing with places to eat, with 50 thousand restaurants found across the city. There are plenty of family friendly venues, with cuisines from all across the world, so you will find something to please even the pickiest of appetites. Entertainment is also on offer across the city, ranging from karaoke and bowling to ice skating and Thai cultural shows.
Families will find a home from home in the Elegance Suites Bangkok, which offer European style in their fully furnished, convenient suites. Found in a relaxed location with its own access to the beach, the All Seasons Bangkok Huamark is ideal for families who want to spend time on the sands.