The Thai capital city of Bangkok will captivate you with its unique mix of the traditional and modern: on the one side there are over 400 Buddhist temples and palaces such as in particular the Grand Palace, and on the other side there are the universities, governmental buildings and with the Na-Phra-Lan-Straße there is a shopping street which has been nominated as a UNESCO world-heritage site.
The airport in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is one the largest and best airports in Asia. From here you can reach the city by shuttle bus. It is even more comfortable to travel by taxi or by limousine which you can hire on the second floor of the airport building. Via the San-Sap-Kanal you will be very quickly transported into the city-centre.
The golden rooves of the royal Grand Palace are part of the fascinating tourist attractions in Bangkok. In the centre of the impressive palace complex you will find the Wat Phra Kaeo, a temple building and a real treasure chamber of Thai art. You can also see visually spectacular 900 year old royal relics in the Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion.
One of the most popular temple grounds in Bangkok was also a royal public educational institution in the past: the Wat Pho houses a 15 metre high, gold-coated Buddha statue. If you are more interested in all things technical then you should perhaps go and take a look at the Science Museum or the Railway Museum.
You can dine in an elegant and somewhat expensive manner at theNa Aroon, which is housed in the old Thai-Villa. The vegetarian restaurant is not only multi-award winning as a result of its high quality cuisine, but also due to its first-class service.
You can get Asian specialties in all price categories at the many food stands in Chinatowns.