Top ten things to do in Bangkok

Ten things to see in Bangkok

Two airlines are offering cheap flights to Bangkok this winter - which is great news if you need to escape the dark nights, rain and cold this winter.

Both Air France and KLM are offering affordable flights to the city, with return trips from Glasgow starting from £453 and London Heathrow from £469 (offers end 6 November). Travellers from Birmingham and Manchester can also enjoy cheap rates starting from £455 return.

Why go? Well, if you haven't been, you're in for a treat. Thailand's capital is a perfect winter destination: buzzing with life, it offers a mixture of fascinating traditional Thai culture and history in a cosmopolitan city.

During the British winter, temperatures hit the high twenties in Bangkok and whether you want to visit one of the many temples and palaces, sample some of the world-famous street food or head out of the city to relax at one of the many idyllic islands nearby, it's a great place to warm up during the cold months.

To whet your appetite for a trip to the Thai capital, Air France and KLM have given us their top 10 things to see and do in Bangkok.

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The spectacular Grand Palace is undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark. Built in 1782 it features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo, which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
Head down to the river packed with wooden boats which are overflowing farm-fresh fruits, vegetables or flowers for an authentic Thai shopping experience.
Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Wat Arun (or temple of dawn) is one of the most stunning temples in the city. Climb the tower for delightful views across the river to the Royal Grand Palace.
Located in Pathumwan, Jim Thompson's House is typical Thai architecture. It’s created from six traditional teak houses and packed full of Asian artefacts and once use to be the stylish home of Bangkok's silk guru and larger-than-life US expat Jim Thompson.
With thousands of stalls selling anything from antiques to spices, Chatuchak Weekend Market in Mo Chit is a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike.
This scenic riverflows through the heart of Bangkok, offering convenient boat transportation and sightseeing cruises for your chance to see Bangkok from a different view.

Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss.

The National Museum in Rattanakosin hold a vast collection of Thai artefacts, including royal regalia and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay work. Buildings devoted to royal cremation are also open.
Named after Buddha's birthplace, Lumpini Park is Bangkok's green lung in Pathumwan. Mature trees, lakes, and gardens are bounded by business, shopping and residential districts.
Founded in the 17th century, Wat Pho in Rattanakosin is Bangkok's oldest and largest temple. It houses the impressive Reclining Buddha, and is also renowned for its teaching of traditional herbal medicine and massage.

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