With traffic congested roads, high rise buildings, ancient temples and an exotic nightlife, Bangkok seems to have it all. As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is the commercial, financial, cultural and political hub of the country. The city was a small trading post along the Chao Phraya River in the olden days. Since then it has developed in both size and wealth to become the busy city it is today. However the metropolis still retains its Thai charm through the serene temples and splendid royal palaces. One will be able to take a glimpse into a city with a rich tradition that is now making its way into a future of commercial success.
Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo is definitely a must visit when in Bangkok. Opened in 1985 by Mr. Pichai Chaimongkoltrakul this is a place where you will be mesmerized by the performing animals and be awed by the brave performers who get along so well with elephants, tigers and crocodiles! You can have an unforgettable ride on a majestic elephant and find out that these large animals are quite soft at heart. The zoo also contains and orchid garden where you can see spectacular species of orchids all in one place. In addition there are activities such as greeting the baby elephant and feeding the giant cat fish. Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo is an ideal place for the whole family to get together and have a day filled with fun and excitement.
The Thai capital is easily a food lover’s paradise. The city is home to a myriad of restaurants, cafes and street food stalls that will definitely leave your taste buds overwhelmed. Apart from authentic Thai cuisine you can also find some interesting dishes including fired bugs, grasshoppers, crickets, and water beetles! If that is not your preference, the city also has a host of international restaurants as well, where you can indulge in fare from across the world including French, Mexican and Vietnamese dishes.
If you are looking for a serviced apartment Bangkok has a host of amazing options to choose from. Bangkok serviced apartments will treat you with friendly Thai hospitality and make you feel right at home during your stay. Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok is one such option where you can enjoy world class service while dining in several restaurants, lounging at the pool or keeping fit at the fitness centre.
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