Thailand: BangkokIf you are looking for a great holiday destination, you may wish to consider the colourful and vibrant city of Bangkok in Thailand. In fact, Bangkok is one of the world’s most popular destinations and, according to MasterCard’s Global Destinations Cities Index, ranks third in international visitors behind London and Paris with around 12 million visitors in 2012. As Bangkok is the main gateway to Thailand, most visitors to the country spend a little time in the city.

Travelup have a range of options available so that people are able to choose the best one that suits both their holiday requirements and their budget. The city has a wealth of attractions including the Grand Palace, the Buddhist temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun, museums, shopping centres and, of course, the lively night life.

For an ideal way to sample the ways of life on the waterfront and to take in views of the city’s traditional architecture, tourists should consider one of the many cruises and boat trips on the Chao Phraya and Thonburi’s canals.

Eating out is catered for by a vast number of eating establishments and when it comes to shopping you can choose from shopping centres and departments stores, or sprawling markets such as the Chatuchak Weekend Market. For a taste of the old Thailand you may want to consider a visit to the Taling Chan Floating Market. Floating markets represented the old way of life in Thailand and they had all but disappeared. As the name would suggest, the floating market takes place at weekends on the canal Khlong Chak Phra where vegetables, fruit and fish are sold from boats between 8.30am to 4.30pm. There is also the opportunity to see a live performance of traditional Thai music from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Bangkok has a tropical climate which is generally hot all year round; however, the rainy season usually starts during May and lasts until October, with the wettest month generally being September. This rainy season is influenced by the southwest monsoon.

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