I have recently decided to enter myself and my travel blog into a competition being run by Accor Hotels and Booked.net. 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:
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 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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