Bangkok sights that shouldn't be missed
Posted on Thursday 25 November 2010
By Rory MacTavish
When visiting a diverse country like Thailand, it can be difficult to know where to start the trip. There are certain sights that are truly unique and not to be missed by travelers.
The Grand Palace in Bangkok, which has been used by Thai kings since the 18th century, is a visually stunning example of Rattanakosin architecture, AOL Travel reports. Each of the building's three wings is topped with a spire, and parts of the building are plated with gold.
The Grand Palace is a popular Thai tourist attraction, but there are others that are less known for their appeal to tourists. Thai floating markets consist of vendors paddling their boats through canals and negotiating with buyers on land for the purchase of the colorful fabrics, fruits and flowers the vendors have onboard.
The advent of modern supermarkets is slowly making such canal vendors less common, so Kiwis planning Bangkok holidays may want to carefully observe a Thai floating market, since this traditional form of commerce may soon disappear entirely, according to the news source.
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