Bangkok is one of the world's major hubs for onward travel but, it doesn't have to turn into a few frustrating hours spent in its airport. Find out why 48 hours spent in the city can be the ideal start or end to your trip.
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Grand Palace, Bangkok.
A frenzy of sights and sounds invigorates the senses as you arrive in Bangkok, a vibrant metropolis sprawling around a majestic meander in the Chao Phraya River. It is a big, working city where you will see real Asian life.
There are quiet temples where saffron-robed monks sweep leaves from the paths, shrines where devotees light candles and incense, and ancient stilted houses teetering over quiet residential canals.
A visit here will allow you to see the soaring spires and bright-tiled roofs of the Grand Palace, the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
The river itself is a constant delight, busy from dawn to dusk with barges and boats, and a quick and easy way to get around.
Just across the Chao Praya River in Bangkok lies the city's secret garden - Bang Krao Jao. Only accessible by boat, you must cross the river on a small ferry to reach this beautiful area full of small villages, temples and tropical flora.
The guide for the day meets you at your hotel from where you will head out for an original and full day of sightseeing in the City of Angels.
The best of the market is always to be found the further in you walk. You will see more and more interesting things on sale the further you go into the centre.
An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual and avoid the crowds who arrive later.
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