Let Bangkok intoxicate your senses!
Holly here! Thailandâ€™s one of my favourite countries â€“ I first visited as a backpacker and Iâ€™ve been back several times for a holiday in Bangkok. Iâ€™ve put some of my tips below but you can also check out our travel guide to Bangkok for more information. There are thousands of cheap hotels in Bangkok to choose from so you can have a really authentic Thai experience in this whirlwind of a city.
The Floating Markets
One of the most fun things you can do on your city-break in Bangkok is to take a trip to the floating markets. Vendors glide past selling tropical fruit, vegetables and freshly cooked noodles, and you pick up what you want before they sail away again. There are several markets in the city and if youâ€™re not in the mood to buy you can take a guided boat tour instead.
Itâ€™s a tiring day out, so youâ€™ll want somewhere to really relax afterwards. The Novotel Hotel is great value for a city-centre pad and has a swimming pool and sauna to help you de-stress.
The Grand Palace
When your batteries are recharged, go to Bangkokâ€™s most famous site: the Grand Palace. Thailandâ€™s answer to the Taj Mahal, this intricate and immense building simply canâ€™t be done justice in words. While youâ€™re there, donâ€™t miss the Temple of the Emerald Buddha â€“ the Buddha dates back to the fourteenth century!
If that awakens your aesthetic sensibilities, check out stylish Dream Hotel. This place prides itself on its strong design â€“ and with good reason! The perfect pad for your stay in a great modern metropolis.