Bangkok, capital of exotic

First time visitors may find Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, a bit disoriented. Day and night, its approximately 10 million people live at a frantic pace and there are few places in the city where silence reigns.

A simple walk through the heart of the city, around the Royal Square (Sanam Luang), offers spectacular discoveries: the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Pho, and the fascinating National Museum.

Bangkok is home to 400 temples (wat). Go in search of the Temple of Dawn, Marble, the Reclining Buddha or the Buddha’s golden remains. Whether in gold, bronze, stone or wood, the Buddha watches over Bangkokiens.

Do explore different areas of Bangkok to discover beautiful villas like the Jim Thompson House, elegant palaces such as Vimanmek, or the many colorful markets (Talat), teeming with activity and authenticity. It would be an achievement if you come out of a market empty-handed!

A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without a stroll along the water. The city is proud about its moniker “Venise of the East”. It’s a must to be guided along the Chao Phraya River and the Khlong (channels), or visit the Museum of Royal Barges to taste some of those marine nostalgia.

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