Bangkok is an energetic, multicultural city that adventurous travellers will love exploring. It’s a city where cultures and traditions collide – air-conditioned mega malls sit alongside tucked-away-temples, and street food markets can be found near fine-dining restaurants.
Banglamphu is one of the city’s most picturesque neighbourhoods, where timeworn riverside mansions line winding lanes. It’s best known for Khao San Road, a backpacker’s paradise jammed with lively bars, budget hostels and street food stalls.
To discover the Bangkok of old, take a boat trip down one of the khlongs (small canals) that bisect the city. You’ll drift past old bridges, crooked houses and locals with floating wooden shophouses.
The city has plenty of intriguing cultural attractions to explore. Visit Wat Pho, an ornate sprawling temple complex housing the city’s largest reclining Buddha statue. For something more offbeat, head to the Siriraj Medical Museum. Housed in the world’s largest hospital, it’s a cornucopia of pathological, forensic and anatomical specimens and exhibits. Whatever your interests, there’s something in the city for you.