TIME Magazine has published its third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places and, of course, the incredible city of Bangkok features.
Main picture Wat Arun from the Chao Praya River in Bangkok, Thailand credit Bernard Spragg, NZ on flickr
TIME compiled the lists following nominations from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
The capital city of Thailand, a gateway to much of Southeast Asia and home to incredible temples, royal palaces, wonderful culinary experiences from street food to world class fine-dining and much more.
“Bangkok has always been known for its hustle and bustle.
Soon the Thai capital will boast Southeast Asia’s largest railway terminal as well. In November, Bang Sue Grand Station, containing 26 platforms over four floors, is expected to open, shuttling passengers all over the country and the wider region. Replacing the iconic Hua Lamphong station’s former hub—which will become a railway museum—the new station will support intercity, underground, commuter and high-speed services.
Two luxury hotels have also opened on Bangkok’s riverfront: Andy Miller and Richard Scott Wilson’s playful Capella Bangkok, where each room and suite has a river view, and the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, which offers open-air terraces, pools and a lobby art-exhibition space.
Recent restaurant openings include Aksorn—by legendary chef David Thompson, who creates dishes from vintage Thai cookbooks—and Charmgang, which opened before the pandemic shutdown, known for its curry.”TIME Magazine
We love the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, exploring the city on foot and using the excellent mass transport system to access the sights, sounds and smells of this historic city.
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