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Klong Toey (Bangkok), Thailand

Klong Toey (Bangkok), Thailand

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The Venice of the East

Bangkok is a city steeped in contrast. Gold-spired temples share space with the neon glow of numerous red light districts; climate controlled mega-malls sit across the street from ramshackle street markets; and everywhere you look carts serving incredible dishes sit in the shadows of white-linen restaurants. But it’s this very juxtaposition that gives Bangkok such a lively pulse and element of sà-ù—fun.

And the food. We haven’t even touched on Bangkok’s full-flavored, insatiable, and borderline fanatical approach to eating. From humble noodle bowls from street vendors to international cuisine and everything in between, bring an appetite and a sense of adventure when you explore the streets in this foodie paradise.

Grand Palace and Wat Pho are two of the city’s largest tourist sites, and for good reason. The tranquil opulence in these two grand structures will leave you astonished, not to mention Wat Pho’s incredible golden reclining Buddha statue. Shoppers will want to venture to Sian Square to find dozens of smaller designer boutiques.

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to experience a Tuk Tuk ride. There’s no better way to explore the streets of Bangkok than from the back of one of these iconic three-wheeled vehicles.

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Grand Palace

Grand Palace

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Grand Palace

Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is Bangkok’s major landmark. Bangkok’s founder, King Rama I, built his palace and walled city at this location in 1782. Succeeding monarchs enlarged the compound and today, the grounds encompass over 100 buildings which represents over 200 years of Royal history.

Royal Barges

Royal Barges

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Royal Barges

Royal Barges

The Royal Barges are long, fantastically decorated boats used in ceremonial processions on the river. The largest is 164 feet long and requires a rowing crew of 50 men, seven umbrella bearers, two navigators, a flagman, two helmsmen, a chanter, and rhythm keeper.

2 Days / 1 Night Angkor Wat Overnight

2 Days / 1 Night Angkor Wat Overnight

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2 Days / 1 Night Angkor Wat Overnight

2 Days / 1 Night Angkor Wat Overnight

Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia to explore some incredible temples and archaeological treasures, with an overnight stay at Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor. The monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat are yours to explore.

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Klong Toey (Bangkok), Thailand At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 13°42'29"N 100°35'2"E
Size: 1,568.00 KM2 (605.41 MI2)
Population: 8,300,000
Density: 5,293 Pop/KM2 (2,044 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +66

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