Best things to do in Bangkok
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Thailand’s capital city, a sprawling metropolis along the eastern banks of the Chao Praya, is a sensory smorgasbord of sights, smells, and sounds. Bangkok rewards exploration, with an unexpected surprise (Wat Pariwat, a temple with an image of David Beckham built into the shrine) or delight (a floating market selling tasty snacks) around every corner. The line between a sit-down dinner and street food at a night market is blurred: spicy noodles slurped down streetside, no-frills plastic tables are quintessential experiences in the Southeast Asian capital of cuisine. And when the beating sun disappears over the horizon? Your Bangkok tour is just beginning. One night in Bangkok will have you hot, happy, and hungry for more. The nightlife scene and its revelers have earned a reputation for rowdiness, but it’s not all pulsating nightclubs – a hole-in-the-wall jazz club or a rooftop bar far above the madness is the perfect place to sip a cocktail and dream up more incredible things to do tomorrow.