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Thailand is a country of tropical forests and cultivated fields, and of grand cities, full of monuments. One of these cities is Bangkok, a city of more than four hundred temples, that boasts a rich history and numerous cultural attractions. Read the following travel tips for visiting the city that is also known as the City of Angels.

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The main tourist attractions in Bangkok are definitely Buddhist temples, where you can feel the country’s spiritual power. The flexi guided tour will take you to the most famous of these temples. The tour starts with a walk to Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. On the way there, you’ll pass through the Amulet Market, one of the most famous markets in Rattanakosin Island. This temple is the most sacred of all the temples in Thailand and it will completely enchant you with its richly colourful and golden decorations. Afterwards, you can explore the former residence of the Thai kings, a place where important royal events still take place. The next item on the list is the oldest and largest of the temples, the Wat Pho Temple. You can get there through the Tha Tian market, where people have been selling sea food for centuries. Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is one of the six temples which hold the royal temple status and which present the major tourist spots. The temple was built by king Rama I and it’s the historical centre of Thai medicine. It’s also the birthplace of Thai massage that’s still being taught there. The final stop is the famous Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, which is known for its large 70-metre prang and which is located next to the Chao Phraya River. The temples interior is decorated with tiny pieces of stained glass embedded in Chinese ceramics. The world’s largest Chinatown is one of the yet undiscovered tourist gems. Explore it with an experienced guide and discover its major cultural and culinary spots. This colourful district offers countless opportunities for beautiful photos. You can look at the multicoloured and fragrant flowers at the Pak Khlong Talat market. The guided tour will then take you to Little India, a home to numerous pleasantly smelling curry houses and colourful clothes. Finally, you can explore the large and cheap clothing market, the Sampeng