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From the brochure Travel Guide: Bangkok, Thailand
OK, it's a cliché, but Bangkok is a wonderfully ecclectic town that is at least definitely well deserved a trip into your life. It is permeated by old traditions and yet has a cozmopolitan atmosphere. If you have come to Bangkok to fill a mental emptiness or to spoil yourself with delicious exotics, there is something for everyone.
Travelling to Bangkok is a true "Tour de Forks", a gastronomic miracle where the main focus is on inexpensive and rich cuisine. Here you can get everything from old-fashioned Pad-Thai to roasted locusts. The general principle is applied to matters of nutrition: foods safety: It is difficult to find a road in Bangkok that is not overcrowded with the look and smell of stands and the smell of cobblers.
Khaosan Road's bustling activity is aimed at price-conscious travellers and backpacker tourists with plenty of lodges, peddlers and massages....and is therefore a hot spot for inexpensive meals. However, this is a touristic place, which means that the spices and warmth of locals' delicacies are often played down to please the west's palate.
Instead, try to leave this chosen route for something more genuine road eating. The Banglamphu Market is around the turn on Chakrapong Road and Rambuttri Road. Here you will find a good mixture of local people and tourists at the streets. You have probably already learned of the prestigious orientental Thai cooking class in eastern Bangkok, and more recently also of the high class course at the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai.
However, if you have a reasonable price and are looking for some home cooked food, try a smaller course. Silom Thai Coking School teaches only two to nine students a full nine per person per day in a practical way (you won't need a cook showing his knifing skill on an innocent mango).
Your tour begins with a breakfast stop at a typical Thai food fair, where your tour leader will show you how to use some of the meat, herbs, and herbs. Think of this as a good way to learn the tricks of the trade, where you can gather a few tips for your next outing.
Jewellery, jewellery, Thai silks, pirate DVDs....everything is available here in Bangkok. If you are looking for happiness, magic of romance, happiness or well-being, the Thai Buddhists consider charms for a long time as a fount of great might (they are also an outstanding present for your coworkers). At the amulet market, which is held every Sunday, you will find everything you are looking for.
There is a week open air fair between Maharat Road and the riverbank on the corners of Mahachai and Ratchadamnoen Klang. Don't miss the Pak Khlong Talat Flowers Fair near Memorial Bridge. This is not only the biggest floral and greengrocery fair in town, but it gets hot at noon!
It is actually open 24 hrs, but in the evenings, when the temperature is lower, masses of people come. Floral mountains come from all parts of Thailand, which fill the nights with scent. Whether it's the perfume of the orchid or the fragrance of Jasmin, this is one of the most unforgettable nights in Bangkok.
They say New York is the town that never sleeps. No. After picking up your bunch of flowers from the belated floral markets, go to the Suan Lum night fair for a lunch break and a grocery stroll. This vibrant celebration mood lasts into the evening when local people and audiences come together to listen to local and international groups and stroll around the stands, an open-air meal and even a beergarden.
It' a little less intensive than the crowded Chaktuchak market, and it's much more convenient to bargain with the sellers at very competitive rates. In Bangkok, let's say, a place of worship for Buddhists. You can stay in town for a few days from the infamous lying Buddha in Wat Pho to the giant swing outside Wat Suthat and not just suck everything up.
Benjamabophit Wat is the newest Benjamabophit in Bangkok, built in 1899. You will find many of Bangkok as well as a dozen fine arts collections (there is even a Stamps Museum). At wwww.thaifly.com you will find a listing of low -cost Bangkok travel and hotel accommodation.