Where modern megamalls filled with fashion-fixated locals are just minutes from gold-spired temples and bustling wet markets, Bangkok is rich in alluring contradictions. Many of Thailand’s attributes reach their apotheosis in the capital. Food is a highlight for many, with options ranging from street food and hole-in-the-wall gems to opulent high-end venues. Other Bangkok specialties include its pulsing nightlife and vast array of shopping possibilities. It is hot, polluted, and sometimes frustrating, but one thing the Thai capital can never pretend to be is boring.
Duncan ForganBangkok Local Expert
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