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One-day in Bangkok: The City Highlights

Bangkok is one enormous city adorned with attractions that could keep you going for as long as a month even! So how do you cover this myriad of wonders in a single day? Below are the handpicked highlights of the city;

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Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

The floating markets in Bangkok are perhaps the city's biggest shopping attraction. The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is located on the outskirts of Bangkok and has for sale all sorts of fresh produce and flowers all being sold from a long traditional wooden boat that is docked on Bangkoks Canal. Some of the boats have even been converted to floating restaurants that is known for its delicious and most authentic Thai flavors. Furthermore you can even hire one of the boats found here and slowly drift down this calm canal enjoying a dose of blissful Bangkok scenery.

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun

After a good dose of authentic Bangkok shopping, it is time to take in a bit of the traditional side of Bangkok. The Wat Arun is a beautiful temple in the heart of Bangkok city that is known famously as the temple of dawn. For many Wat Arun is considered the most favorite historical temple in Anantara CruisesBangkok. One of the most magnificent features of Wat Arun is the view from the top. If you have just one day in the city make your way up the narrow steps and bask in the beauty of the Chao Phraya River; the experience is unparalleled.

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Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew

Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew

A quick ferry across the Chao Phraya River and you will be at the entrance of the Grand palace grounds. This attraction in Bangkok, although usually crowded is certainly worth visiting as it is considered an iconic symbol of Thailand. At one time this palace was the residence of the King of Thailand and it is this temple that houses the most renowned emerald Buddha.

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Wang Lang Market

Wang Lang Market

For those of you with a special taste for shopping, a quick stop at the Wang Lang Market will give you a good dose of authentic local shopping and plenty of street food! It is just opposite the Chao Phraya River so you will not be wasting too much time getting to the location.

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Bangkok Cruise

Bangkok Cruise

The scenic appeal in Bangkok is one of Bangkoks attractions that must be experienced. For those of you who like to sail down the Chao Phraya River in a long blissful journey, the Anantara cruises is an ideal choice, for that is one the finest Bangkok cruises there is.

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Benjakiti Park

Benjakiti Park

The Benjakiti Park located on Ratchada Road, near Khlong Toey is known as one of the most popular parks in Bangkok. Throughout the park there is an array of breathtaking flora and fauna and a beautiful lake in the middle making the park extremely scenic. After all the exploring, the Benjakiti Park is an ideal treat for all these seeking some quiet time.

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Benjakiti Park

Benjakiti Park

This is another one of Bangkok's famous monuments that is not only an interesting sight to see in itself but is also surrounded by countless vendors selling cheap Thai street food dishes, in addition to everything else you can imagine.

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Dinner at Kuang Seafoods

Dinner at Kuang Seafoods

Conclude your fun filled day out with Dinner at Kuang Seafood's. The selection of tantalizing sea food served will pamper those of your taste buds of yours as if they were royalty.

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Yaowarat Night Walk / Silom Nightlife

Yaowarat Night Walk / Silom Nightlife

If you still have the energy, why not taste a bit of Bangkok's nightlife; the options available are plenty. Yaowarat known as Bangkok's Chinatown is known for its nighttime street food and a vibrant bustling atmosphere.