Frenetic and fun, colorful and crowded, Bangkok is a dynamic city. This sprawling, street-food-packed metropolis teems with colors and flavors, making a visit here a thrilling treat for the senses. Bangkok’s appeal lies in its many contradictions: it’s a bustling city with pockets of peaceful retreats, an intricate network of highways and high-speed trains that is nevertheless grounded in tradition and steeped in civility, hospitality and old-world charm.
This is a city where the orange-clad monks walk through the quiet morning streets and squeaky-clean sky trains whisk rush hour commuters through the air, where rooftop bars offer lush, designer cocktails, where street vendors peddle ultra-spicy mango/papaya salad, steaming bowls of noodles, and impossibly sweet Thai iced tea.
For visitors, Bangkok’s sheer potential can be astonishing, so take your time and allow yourself to soak in all of the things to see and do, each a piece of the mosaic that is its allure.