There’s never a dull moment in the sprawling city of contrasts that is Thailand’s captivating capital, a place flush with stunning temples, trendy fashion, labyrinthine markets, and some of the world’s best local and international cuisine. Indeed, from sweet and savoury Thai delicacies made fresh by armies of street vendors, to fine-dining feasts from decorated chefs, eating one’s way through Bangkok’s profound culinary riches is a highlight of any visit.
In between meals (and snacks), travellers can fill their days temple-hopping in atmospheric old town, zipping down the Chao Phraya River in motorized longtail boats, and wandering bustling local markets. Siam’s cluster of modern megamalls provides air-conditioned retail relief—and plenty of food, of course. At night, cocktails on a sky-high rooftop bar are an ideal time to catch one’s breath and bask in bird’s eye views of this truly fascinating city.