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Friday, April 2, 2010

The Bangkok Charms - (Part 2)

Bangkok by Night:
The city's skyline sparkles beautifully with illuminated temples, royal palaces and monuments. Take dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya or spend nights at world-class restaurants where you can find fabulous dinner-cruises options.
Bangkok has also stellar entertainment and shopping venues for the evenings. Theater live shows such as "Siam the Enchanted Kingdom" has artistic and cultural heritage, - a dramatic production with more than 150 performers, fantastic special effects and some 500 costumes.

Bangkok's Shopping Paradise:
You will find designer shops, unique markets and colorful street vendors. If you're looking for Thai silk, go to the famous Jim Thompson's.
Go to River City Shopping Complex for authentic and reproduction antiques. For upscale haven of dining, shops and entertainment venues, visit Ratchaprasong Shopping District at Central World. For exclusive international and Thai designers, go to Gaysorn Plaza and Narai Phand for Thai handicrafts. It would also be fun spending a Saturday treasure hunting at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a 35-acre wonderland of stalls and shops selling antiques, clothing and handicrafts.

Thai Festivals:
The most beautiful festival you won't want to miss is the Festival of Lights (Loy Krathong) held on the full moon of the 11th lunar month. The festival is a way on how Thais honor the water spirits by saying a prayer and launching little boats (krathongs) that contains little candles and incense sticks in rivers, ponds and waterways. This would be one of the most remarkable and unforgettable sights you will ever experience.