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“THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE, STREET VENDORS, FOOD CULTURE, FAST

PACE AND ZIPPY BTS SKY TRAIN MAKE

THIS CITY HIGHLY ADDICTIVE.”

expect locally designed dresses and T-shirts, antiques, crockery, jewellery, phone cases and more, with a few hidden treasures – it’s best just to get lost in the maze. Most stalls don’t take cards, so be sure to stop at an ATM beforehand and stock up on baht (this also acts as a useful landmark). On each occasion I’ve visited Bangkok I’ve had a different experience, and it feels less and less intimidating, as the hustle and bustle, street vendors food culture, fast pace and zippy BTS Sky Train make this city highly addictive. It’s always moving and never the same; locals rush about like ants, often three or four abreast on a motorbike or crammed into tuk tuk buses; saffron-robe-clad monks roam serenely as tourists congregate around temples: there is no place like it. And, it lives up to its hype, but you can also enjoy the peace and tranquility of temple gardens, enjoy a relaxing (or rejeuvenating) Thai massage, and you’ll get a real taste for Thai cuisine’s hot, sweet and spicy flavourings: a return trip will definitely be on the cards. Sara was a guest of five-star Sukhothai hotel www.sukhothai.com/ bangkok/en, which is centrally located and close to the Saladaeng BTS Skytrain, which is a great way to explore the city. Spice Roads tours: www.spiceroads.com Aurum the River Place: www.aurum-bangkok.com

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