When schoolboys jokingly ask each other, "Hey, what's the capital of Thailand?" it's usually followed by a punch to a sensitive area. And yes, while the city of Bangkok will certainly take your breath away, you can count on it being because of the incredible experiences awaiting you rather than that joke we can’t finish. Famous for its gleaming shrines, bustling streets and eclectic culture, Bangkok is chockablock with high-rises—almost 600 at last count! And with more than 8 million residents, this city is abuzz with activity around the clock. You can find the best Bangkok holiday package deals right here on Wotif, so browse today and get ready for an unforgettable time in Thailand’s City of Angels tomorrow.
Whether you’d rather visit can’t-miss cultural centres or head off the beaten path on your own, here are a few of the most unique places to go during your holiday in Bangkok.
If you only visit one religious site during your time in Thailand, make it a stop at the Phra Nakhon District on Rattanakosin Island. What for, you ask? For Wat Pho, of course. Here you’ll lay your eyes on the 15m gold-coated Buddha, who’s lying there with a goofy grin on his face. Do the customary thing and drop coins in bowls lining the walkway, then stick around for a traditional Thai massage.
Ah, the kathoey: you know you’re at least a little curious about this gender-bending subculture, which is wildly popular in Bangkok. For a first-hand experience you can tell you friends back home about, visit any of the kathoey bars in town to witness a scintillating cabaret show.
While you’re here, make sure you stop by this bizarre museum, which is located inside a fully operational law office. The Counterfeit Goods Museum features exactly what you’d expect: hundreds upon hundreds of knock-off toys, electronics, and fashion items. The firm housing the museum specialises in bringing counterfeiters to justice, and now you can view the finest of their confiscations. And before you ask, no, they’re not for sale.
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