Southeast Asia and Japan / Bangkok Grand Palace
Thailand
Bangkok Grand Palace
Southeast Asia and Japan / Monks at the Grand Palace
Thailand
Monks at the Grand Palace
Southeast Asia and Japan / Riverboat on the Khlongs
Thailand
Riverboat on the Khlongs
Southeast Asia and Japan / Bat Wat Phra Kaew
Thailand
Bat Wat Phra Kaew
Southeast Asia and Japan / Ta Kha Floating Market
Thailand
Ta Kha Floating Market

Bangkok

In the capital of Bangkok, a sprawling, frenetic Asian metropolis set along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the omnipresent orange robes of Buddhist monks mingle with the three-piece suits sported by the city's wheelers and dealers, and travelers have some of Asia's best hotels and restaurants to enjoy. Enchantments abound in Thailand: The gracious people, known for their friendliness and elegance.

Visit the most sacred of all Thai monuments, the Grand Palace, and see the the Emerald Buddha, a masterpiece carved from a single piece of translucent jade, the Reclining Buddha and the Golden Buddha. You may also choose to visit the beautiful former home of silk magnate Jim Thompson, where you can learn more about and purchase exquisite silks.

Antipodes recommends

The Peninsula Bangkok
Millenium Hilton Bangkok Hotel

 

Bangkok