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A cultural day in Bangkok
Thais call their capital by the name of
‘Krung Thep’,
which literally means ‘City of Angels’
Bangkok has a population of more than 14 million within
the surrounding area, making it one of Asia’s largest cities
Grand Palace – 08:30
The Grand Palace is a complex of different buildings,
located next to the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok
It currently serves partially as museum for the public
Until 1925 it was the official residence of the kings of Siam
National Museum
–
11:00
Southeast Asia’s largest museum is located
just a stone-throw away from the Grand Palace
Initially opened by King Rama V to exhibit gifts given by his father, it
now showcases items from significant importance f...
Lunch – 12:30
Bangkok is a Mecca for food lovers – from colourful markets to
splurge restaurants, it offers something for every taste an...
Must try specialities:
Pra Goong (shrimp salad)
Som Tam (green papaya salad)
Gai Pad Prik Gaeng (chicken stir fry in red c...
The Venice of the East – 14:30
Discover the Khlongs of Bangkok, a
network of manmade canals at the
banks of the Chao Phraya River
Catch a long tail boat and drive past old stilted wooden houses,
floating markets and bathing locals to get a sense of how...
Marble Temple – 16:30
Traditional Thai Dance: Siam Niramit – 20:00
Siam Niramit is a Guinness Record Award winning show and
ranks continuously high on pages like Trip Advisor
The show depicts Thailand's cultural history along
with world class special effects. You can enjoy the
show along with buf...
Good to know :
-Dress smart casual when entering a temple
(sandals/slippers would be fine)
- -Pay respect to the king and ...
WELCOME TO BANGKOK
Slide 1 - Bangkok city via Flickr by Kim Seng : http://bit.ly/1p6ph59
Slide 2 - Bangkok Skyline via Flickr by Swaminathan ...
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Discover the must-see sights (and tastes!) of Bangkok in our cultural 1-day itinerary... after seeing these photos you'll want to book your ticket straight away!

Find out more about Bangkok and Thailand on our Architecture of Buddhism site here:
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  1. 1. A cultural day in Bangkok
  2. 2. Thais call their capital by the name of ‘Krung Thep’, which literally means ‘City of Angels’
  3. 3. Bangkok has a population of more than 14 million within the surrounding area, making it one of Asia’s largest cities
  4. 4. Grand Palace – 08:30
  5. 5. The Grand Palace is a complex of different buildings, located next to the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok
  6. 6. It currently serves partially as museum for the public
  7. 7. Until 1925 it was the official residence of the kings of Siam
  8. 8. National Museum – 11:00
  9. 9. Southeast Asia’s largest museum is located just a stone-throw away from the Grand Palace
  10. 10. Initially opened by King Rama V to exhibit gifts given by his father, it now showcases items from significant importance from pre-history to the Ayutthaya era
  11. 11. Lunch – 12:30
  12. 12. Bangkok is a Mecca for food lovers – from colourful markets to splurge restaurants, it offers something for every taste and budget
  13. 13. Must try specialities: Pra Goong (shrimp salad) Som Tam (green papaya salad) Gai Pad Prik Gaeng (chicken stir fry in red curry) Tom Kha Gai (Curry with coconut milk and oyster mushrooms)
  14. 14. The Venice of the East – 14:30
  15. 15. Discover the Khlongs of Bangkok, a network of manmade canals at the banks of the Chao Phraya River
  16. 16. Catch a long tail boat and drive past old stilted wooden houses, floating markets and bathing locals to get a sense of how the citizen of Bangkok really used to live.
  17. 17. Marble Temple – 16:30
  18. 18. Traditional Thai Dance: Siam Niramit – 20:00
  19. 19. Siam Niramit is a Guinness Record Award winning show and ranks continuously high on pages like Trip Advisor
  20. 20. The show depicts Thailand's cultural history along with world class special effects. You can enjoy the show along with buffet style dinner.
  21. 21. Good to know : -Dress smart casual when entering a temple (sandals/slippers would be fine) - -Pay respect to the king and queen at all times (do not crumple money as it depicts the king or have any form of negative opinion about the royal family) - -Ask monks for permission before shooting a photo
  22. 22. WELCOME TO BANGKOK
  23. 23. Slide 1 - Bangkok city via Flickr by Kim Seng : http://bit.ly/1p6ph59 Slide 2 - Bangkok Skyline via Flickr by Swaminathan : http://bit.ly/WzU97C Slide 3 - Bangkok city via Flickr by Ilya : http://bit.ly/1r2ki7Z Slide 4 - Grand Palace via Flickr by Michael Sarver : http://bit.ly/1k89nuY Slide 5 - Grand Palace via Flickr by Philip Roeland : http://bit.ly/1llpEax Slide 6 - Grand Palace via Flickr by Greg Knapp : http://bit.ly/1nN99E5 Slide 7 - Wat Pha Kraew via Flickr by Michael Sarver : http://bit.ly/Wql45l Slide 8 - Wat Pha Kraew via Flickr by Greg Knapp : http://bit.ly/1n90oZd Slide 9 - National Museum via Flickr by Adaptor-Plug : http://bit.ly/1kad0k7 Slide 10 - Sukrip Khrong Mueang crew wai via Wikimedia by Lerdsuwa Slide 11 - National museum via Flickr by Laughin Elkind : http://bit.ly/1zXbczi Slide 12 - Thai satay via Flickr By Thai House Group : http://bit.ly/1kLK1Od Slide 13 - Pad thai via Flickr by Andy Ciordia : http://bit.ly/1jRCLFi Slide 14 - Papaya salad via Flickr by Jeremy Keith : http://bit.ly/UmdaZs Slide 15 - Floating market via Flickr by Tyson Josey : http://bit.ly/1wQEYl4 Slide 16 - Khlongs in Bangkok via Flickr by Alix Cazenave http://bit.ly/1jSu25J Slide 17 - Khlong boat via Flickr by Mark Fischer http://bit.ly/1ndWCOi Slide 18 - Marble temple via Flickr by Ian Gratton: http://bit.ly/WyyXyH Slide 19 - Marble Temple via Flickr by Justin Gaurav Mirgai http://bit.ly/1p4jMnk Slide 20 - Thai dance via Flick by Jason D’Great : http://bit.ly/Uklsks Slide 21 - Thai dance via Flickr by Avital Pinnick : http://bit.ly/1yQmsfr Slide 22 - Thai dance via Flickr by Jason D’Great : http://bit.ly/1qXloSj Slide 23 - Wat Arun via Flickr by Uwe Schwarzbach : http://bit.ly/1nxoj6l Slide 24 - Bangkok via Flickr by 达 李 : http://bit.ly/WpNwEy Slide 25- Saphan Bhumibol at Dusk Bangkok via Flickr by Mike Behnken : http://bit.ly/1pAjshL Photo Sources:

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