To say the Thai capital is a cultural melting pot is certainly an understatement! This vibrant metropolis will know that it is a place where east meets west in a fascinating blend of culture, cuisine and captivating experiences.

A Rich Heritage

Amidst the glistening skyscrapers, you will find sites steeped in history. The most prominent is the sprawling Grand Palace the former royal residence. Easy to reach from centrally located hotels or serviced apartments Bangkok has to offer, the site is also home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Other notable highlights include the famed Temple of Dawn and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

Image Credit: Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites

Shopping Galore

The city boasts an amazing array of malls selling everything from designer fashion to the latest electronics. Siam Paragon within 15 minutes from Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites is amongst the popular malls as are MBK, Siam Discovery and Terminal 21. For something different, visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market where lots of bargaining awaits.

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Foodie Delights

Culinary wonders are aplenty in Bangkok which has an exotic street food scene; Pad Thai Kung (a noodle dish usually served with shrimp) is a perennial favourite, while Som Tam (salad made from papaya), Pad Krapao Moo (stir-fried pork) and Pla Pao (barbecued fish) are not to be missed too.

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Thrilling Nightlife

Of course, equally famous is the city’s nightlife; the streets come alive at night with lots of bars and clubs catering to revellers both young and old. Insanity, Levels Club & Lounge, Onyx and Live RCA are some of the happening clubs where you can dance the night away.


Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+