Sunday, 8 June 2008

Dazzling Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is the city of lights, dazzling and sparkling with life, spirit, and festivity. From a small trading center and port community, it has grown to be the economic capital of Thailand. It has become of the major tourist attraction spots and earns large revenue for the country.

Recently it has been in the news for the wrong reasons, because of the coup. But this has not stopped the tourists thronging the place. It is still one of the favorite visiting spots for them. Be it the sight of motorized rickshaws plying through the streets, or orange robe-clad monks, or elephants sauntering on congested roads, Bangkok offers you a myriad of diverse experiences.

If you are a food freak, you need to saunter on the roads to be pleasantly greeted by the aroma of delicious Thai food wafting from roadside food stalls. If you are a person of aesthetic and spiritual nature, then you must visit some of the major attractions of the place. To name one of them, you can visit Grand Palace, which is famous for the beautiful emerald Buddha, the oldest and largest Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

But, if you are on a shopping spree, then you must visit the weekend market selling a wide range of Thai handicrafts and household accessories, and many more. The beauty of Bangkok cannot be just penned down within a few words. It is worth the visit to experience the grandeur and the spirituality of the place.