With so much of its daily life conducted on the street, there are few cities in the world that reward exploration as handsomely as Bangkok does. Cap off an extended boat trip with a visit to Chatuchak. A stroll off Banglamphu’s beaten track can lead to a conversation with monks. Visit Rattanakosin, and pay homage to the Grand Palace and Wat Po. It’s here the Chao Phraya River separates the city proper from its old capital Thonburi and modern Bangkok towards the east. This is where countless businesses, markets and shopping malls thrive. Around Siam Square and Victory Monument, all the way up to Sukhumvit Road, is where Bangkok’s top hotel’s restaurants and bars vie for attention after dark.
Spend a few hours in Bangkok’s charm and its easy to see why the great South East Asian city is one of the world’s most visited cities; spend a few days in Bangkok and become hooked for life.
Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur and architect who was integral to the renaissance of the Thai silk industry, mysteriously disappeared with no remains ever found and what was left behind is his ceaseless legacy of textiles, as well as art and other personal belongings.