Holidays for Couples Holidays for Couples Apr-Sep 2017 - Page 79

thailand // asia Hours in Bangkok Sky-high rooftop bars, ancient temples and spa experiences with a difference are just a taste of what you can expect in Thailand’s capital. Rhonda Bannister fits a whole lot of fun into 48 hours T he cultural, spiritual and commercial centre of Thailand, Bangkok – or Krungthep, as the locals call it – is a magnet for pleasure- seeking travellers who use it as a stopover en route to another country, or as the staging post for further travel within Thailand. Famous for its sky-high bars and incredible restaurants, luxury hotels and swish shopping malls, Bangkok is an exciting, sure-fire crowd-pleaser.  It’s also hot and the city streets are jammed with traffic, but don’t let that put you off spending time in this jewel-box of a city, because the rewards are totally worth it. The food is ambrosial, the shopping brilliant and the people delightful – what more could you want in a fun holiday destination? 77