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05 Awesome Things to do in Bangkok – The Legendary City of Angels

Bangkok is on everyone's travel itinerary, a city of a thousand experiences. The place never fails to impress, no matter how many times you visit. Read on and check out some of the exciting attractions listed below and you will understand why Bangkok is everyone's favourite.

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For the Fabulous Thai Street Food

No other place in the world is loved as much as Bangkok is for its street food, at least you will feel this way when doing the rounds. Street food is available at just about every corner of the city, although the designated precincts are your best bet for variety. Some of the favourites and easy to reach from city hotels like AVANI Atrium Bangkok are, Chinatown or Yaowarat, Sukhumvit Soi 11, the floating markets and Chatuchak Market.

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Chatuchak Market is a Shopaholics Haven

The Chatuchak weekend market boasts over 15,000 stalls, which is all any shopaholic needs when on holiday. The place sells just about anything from clothes and cheap watches to chickens, fish and electronic gadgets. The place guarantees you will not go back empty-handed. Besides, all the retail therapy on offer you can head over to the open air-food market section of Chatuchak for a feast of some of the best street food dishes in Bangkok. Other than for the local markets, Bangkok offers a variety of high-end shopping malls to browse. Stocking up on the latest designer wear and trends, these ritzy malls, easy to reach from a hotel in Asoke are ideal for when you are in the mood to splurge on some quality goods.

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Explore the Temples

No tour of Bangkok is complete until you do a temple run. Start off with a visit to the Grand Palace, which on its own is an awesome place to explore, while the Wat Phra Kaew located within the grounds is home to the country's most iconic and revered artefact, the Emerald Buddha. You can explore Wat Pho, Wat Saket and Wat Arun loved for its Khmer style architecture. Admire the intricate craftsmanship, the iconic architectural structures and elegant settings as well as the elaborate and impressive statues located within each temple.

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Chill At Khao San Road

Bangkok's laid back precinct or Soi home to a number of chilled-out pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants Khao San Road is ideal for sitting down and knocking back a few beers as you watch the busy locals and tourists get about their business in Bangkok. This area is ideal for meeting up and chatting with fellow travellers from across the world, it's vibrant, loud and colourful, ideal for relaxing and enjoying some good cheer.

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Experience the Floating Markets

There are a number of floating markets around the city, the closest is Tailing Chan just 12kms from the city centre. More popular is Damnoen Saduak which is more tourist-oriented and rather crowded. Experiencing the floating markets of Bangkok is quite the experience, besides its loads of fun, waiting for your plate of steaming hot Pad Thai noodles from a passing boat. Enjoy the hustle and bustle as sellers and buyers paddle along the canals.

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