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gleaming mall. Head to Siam Paragon (siamparagon.co.th), for example, to buy fashion, high-end gadgets, homeware and even sports cars in modern luxury; or CentralWorld (centralworld.co.th) boasts 100 restaurants, a 15-screen cinema and an ice-skating rink; while MBK (mbk-center. co.th) is famous for affordable and fake; or EmQuartier offers labels galore. Evening: Head to Cultural Centre MRT station and from here walk to the Rot Fai Market. It's split into long avenues with antiques, secondhand toys and curios in the central strips; clothes, handbags and snack stalls around the periphery. For dinner, hunt out Leng Zapp where Leng, a traditional clear soup made from pork bones and dressed with chillies, herbs and spices, is a speciality. End how you started at a rooftop bar – Vertigo (on the 66th floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok), Octave Rooftop bar (on the 45th floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit) or Three Sixty (on the 32nd floor of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok). 

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“Use the cool of the morning to be outside. Lumpini Park offers plenty of shade as well as pretty flora and fauna in a whopping 500,000 metres of space”

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Combine two nights in the Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok (superior room) with eight nights in Hua Hin from £999pp, including a Bangkok by Night tour and Bangkok City and Temple tour, plus flights from London with Eva Air and transfers, departing October. trade.premierholidays.co.uk

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