Three Things I Love About My Favourite City

I have recently decided to enter myself and my travel blog into a competition being run by Accor Hotels and The theme of the competition is your ‘favourite cities’ and therefore I decided to enter my personal favourite: Bangkok. 


I would like to give a special tribute to my favourite city; Bangkok. Since visiting twice in the last few years I have been drawn in by the city’s amazing atmosphere, food and culture. Whilst I enjoyed all the cities, towns and islands I was fortunate enough to visit in Thailand, nothing can compare to my love for Bangkok. I would encourage everyone to visit Bangkok if they head over to that side of the world and I suspect it shouldn’t take much persuasion.

I could possibly name one-hundred things I love about Bangkok, but for the Accor Hotels’ A Tale Of Three Cities competition, I have narrowed it down to three. Here are my three favourite things about Bangkok:




The food

I have been to Bangkok twice and each time I was overwhelmed by the range and vast amount of Thai and international food both on the streets and in the restaurants in this capital of cuisine. There are hundreds upon hundreds of street vendors, restaurants and cafes selling delicious Thai delicacies. Of course this often means that it can be difficult to spot the really good ones, however the majority are authentic and serve delicious cuisine that leave you feeling like you don’t want to stop indulging.




The Beach

The beach isn’t something tourists associate with Bangkok, however it is surrounded by many glorious and intimate beaches. Many beaches are becoming more popular but all are extremely beautiful and have much better weather than some of the other Thai regions. Hua Hin and Pattaya are less than an hour out of the city or venture further and head over to Koh Samet: an island off the coast of Rayong Province. If you are living or visiting in Bangkok it is possible to do a weekend trip every weekend!




The Thai people

Across the entirety of Thailand (not just Bangkok) the Thai people are some of the friendliest and welcoming people I have ever met. They are exceptionally kind and hospitable! It’s no lie that Thailand is known as the “Land of Smiles” and you really can feel right at home in this wonderful city. I kid you not even when they get angry, they smile!


So there is my top #3 reasons why I love Bangkok. What’s your favourite city and why?


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*This post is my entry into “A Tale of three Cities” competition run by Accor
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  • soniamaverick
    01/26/2015 at 09:03

    First of all, good luck in the competition, I hope you win as I love your blog! Second, I had always wanted to go to Thailand for the food, but I didn’t know about the beaches or how friendly the people are (I mean, that’s what everybody says about themselves, if you know what I mean…) but I trust your experience and you made me want to go to Thailand so bad right now! Especially cause of the beaches!!

    • sophiehannahxo
      01/26/2015 at 09:07

      Yes the beaches are lovely. Less than an hour out of the city centre and you can be on beautiful beaches! Be sure to retweet my entry on the Accor Hotels page 🙂