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Bangkok is flocked by tourists from every corner of the world and as a tourist destination it is as famous as London or Paris. You will not take long to realize the reason behind such popularity once you land in Bangkok. This city is packed with extremes. The gleaming temples, luxury malls, sea market or the exotic night life never stop to amaze you.

There are so many places to see in Bangkok Thailand, that it is hard to decide from where you will begin. If you have interest to explore the history of the land, it is best to commence your Bangkok journey with a visit to the famous ruins of Ayuthaya. It was once the political and commerce capital of the Thailand for nearly 400 years. The ruined state still bears the testimony of the glory and prosperity. The architectural remains reflect the influence of French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Persian culture. Usually the visitors take a cruise tour to Ayuthaya. You may check the Summer palace along the way.

Your tour to Bangkok will remain incomplete without a visit to the spectacular and dazzling Grand Palace. The architectural brilliance and the intricate craftsmanship leave the tourists completely astonished. Within the palace area there are several other impressive buildings. Even the famous temple of Emerald Buddha is inside the Grand Palace. The Buddha image is cut out from a single Jade stone and undoubtedly a wonder of the world. However, tourists are not allowed in front of the emerald Buddha shrine. Only the king is allowed to go before the image and change the cloak in each season. Changing robes is a very important ritual that occurs during three times in year- summer, winter and rainy and is supposed to bring good fortune to the country.

Another famous Buddhist temple in town is the Wat Traimit. You will spot the most amazing 3 meter tall golden Buddha in this temple located at the end of Chinatown. It is the world’s largest seated gold Buddha. Wat Pho is another remarkable landmark in Bangkok where you will be able to see the giant reclining Buddha. The temple is behind the Emerald Buddha temple. The place Wat Pho is also famous for Thai massage. It is considered as the leading massage school in Thailand.

There are countless floating markets throughout Thailand. I visited the Damnoen Saduak in south west Bangkok. I have seen such a floating market for the first time and was surprised by the sight. Merchants clad in colorful dresses sail through the congested canals with canoes laden with fresh vegetables and fruits. I went out early in the morning and this is the best time to experience the buzzing market.

There are many other exotic spots in Bangkok. It will be hard to finish all of them in a single visit. Numerous temples, markets and malls adorn the city. Whether so renowned or not, each of them wait with a surprise for the tourists. Staying in Bangkok will not be a problem. It will not be of much problem to manage Bangkok cheap hotel if you reserve much prior to the travel date.