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Wat Arun picture in Bangkok
Bangkok's Floating Market picture in Bangkok
Chao Phraya River picture in Bangkok
Chinatown picture in Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew picture in Bangkok
Wat Pho picture in Bangkok
Street food picture in Bangkok
Pad Thai picture in Bangkok
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre picture in Bangkok
Chatuchak picture in Bangkok
Som tam  picture in Bangkok
The Grand Palace picture in Bangkok
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Jim Thompson House  picture in Bangkok

While you'll no doubt want to admire the beautiful mosaics that comprise Wat Arun during the day, make sure to come back at night to see the spectacular holy site lit up.  Anton Petrus Getty Images

For a unique shopping experience, pick up some fresh fruit or some prepared snacks at one of Bangkok's floating markets. Carlos Nizam Getty Images

Booking a river cruise is a good way to get acquainted with Bangkok.  Frazao Media Getty Images

Bangkok's Chinatown is lauded for its shopping and cuisine. While you should no doubt dive into Thai culture while here, make time for a detour to enjoy the Chinese community in the city.  Thanapol Marattana Getty Images

Wat Phra Kaew is located inside the Grand Palace complex. Inside the temple, you'll find the famous emerald Buddha statue.  Prasit Chansareekorn Getty Images

This Buddha has 16-foot feet and extends for 150 feet in a reclining position in an Old City temple known as Wat Pho OSTILL Getty Images

Bangkok is the street food capital of the world. The city has about 380,000 street vendors to its name serving up a variety of Thai specialities all over town.  Thai Yuan Lim/EyeEM Getty Images

You might be surprised to know that pad thai is not native to Thailand. Still, you can find it in Bangkok, it just may not be as widely available as you may think. Bhakpong Getty Images

Travelers say the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre is a nice break from visiting religious sites and shopping, not to mention the heat.  Benjamin Flickr

Many travelers say the Chatuchak Market offers the ultimate bazaar shopping experience; its stalls cover more than 35 acres.  Suttipong Sutiratanachai Getty Images

Som tam, or papaya salad, is a staple in the diets of Thai people. You can find it all over, but be forewarned: thanks to its chiles, the dish is incredibly spicy.  HAVET Getty Images

Visiting the Grand Palace is probably the most popular attraction in Bangkok. As such, travelers say you should arrive early to beat the site's notoriously massive crowds.  phutthiseth thongtae Getty Images

Tuk-tuks, or auto-rickshaws, are a fun way to get around the city. But be wary of accepting tours of the city from tuk-tuk drivers, as this is a common scam.  javarman3 Getty Images

Its beautiful architecture and intriguing history makes the Jim Thompson House a great place to spend an afternoon.  OSTILL Getty Images

Wat Arun picture in Bangkok
Bangkok's Floating Market picture in Bangkok
Chao Phraya River picture in Bangkok
Chinatown picture in Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew picture in Bangkok
Wat Pho picture in Bangkok
Street food picture in Bangkok
Pad Thai picture in Bangkok
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre picture in Bangkok
Chatuchak picture in Bangkok
Som tam  picture in Bangkok
The Grand Palace picture in Bangkok
Tuk-tuk picture in Bangkok
Jim Thompson House  picture in Bangkok

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