This busy, bril­liant city is packed with com­pelling con­tra­dic­tions Modern mega-malls, tra­di­tional tem­ples and fre­netic mar­kets col­lide in Thai­land’s ex­cit­ing cap­i­tal – the only con­stant is an un­der­cur­rent of en­ergy puls­ing night and day. And whether you’r

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Buzzing Bangkok.


The Bangkok Mar­riott Mar­quis Queen’s Park is an oa­sis in a city whose forte is sen­sory over­load. Re­cover in the 27th floor M Club Lounge sip­ping com­pli­men­tary 12-year-old Chivas be­fore head­ing out to play. It’s lo­cated in the down­town district, so vi­brant shop­ping and nightlife are a hop away. From $165 a g book, , visit mar­


Who doesn’t love street food? Jay Fai is just one of three spots in the world to win a Miche­lin star for serv­ing it. Fai’s fa­mous poo phad pong kari, a rich crab curry, will set you back $40 – more than the av­er­age price for street food, but worth ev­ery tasty penny.


Wan­der­ing mar­kets doesn’t cost a baht (al­though there’s plenty to spend on if the mood strikes). Visit the colour­ful Chatuchak Mar­ket, pic­turesque twin­kling lights of Talad Neon Night Mar­ket or the pho­to­genic, lesser-known Kh­long Lat Mayom Float­ing Mar­ket.

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