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It was later relocated to Bangkok. This is a modern hotel with old world charm in a tranquil setting with a lovely pool and grounds.

As Thompson was building his silk company, he also became a major collector of Southeast Asian art. Landmarkl Klongs Klongs is a general name given to the canals in the central plain of Thailand. Bangkok's sprawling weekend market is the largest in the world.

The lush green park is an escape from the bright lights of Bangkok. Enjoy jogging in this green haven or simply appreciate the marvels of nature in the Thai Literature and Herb Garden. Use your judgment and walk away from anyone who doesn't seem trustworthy.

Buses can take awhile, prone as they are to getting stuck in said traffic, but the trains provide a quick, easy, and cheap way to get around. Visitors who stroll along the pond may even come across a water monitor lizard, a crocodile-like reptile. The fire raged for two days and the Zen department store collapsed in the fire.

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This is a great place to mingle with locals and immerse yourself in everyday Thai life, so arrive early and clear your schedule for the rest of the day if you want to do this place justice. Tourists must take the guided tour through the buildings, which are given in plenty of foreign languages. Shoppers are also entertained by shows, including dancing and live music. But you will be able to buy fresh and delicious foods and interact with locals in an authentic way. Free outdoor concerts take place on Sunday afternoons.

The temple is especially famous for the Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong, an artificial man-made hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. In order to experience Bangkok, you have to try to the cuisine. Another scam to watch out for involves a driver or supposed tour guide who agrees to take you one place and starts making stops along the way, usually at a gem store. Tips and Tactics Take a guided tour of the city.