I immediately felt as if I had stepped into nature’s oasis upon arriving at the Baipai Thai Cooking School Class in Bangkok after an hour-long air conditioned van ride.
Over the years, Bangkok’s nightlife has become legendary. The cosmopolitan Thai capital comes alive each and every night with world-famous superclubs along with smaller, more niche nightspots – both of which attract the Bangkok locals and international visitors alike. It’s the sheer choice on offer, along with the fun-loving crowds, that makes Bangkok one of the most active and lively party capitals of the world.
The predominant religion in Thailand might not justify celebrating this holiday, but that doesn’t mean that Christmas in the Thai capital city isn’t big business. At this time of year in Bangkok, buildings, trees, bridges, and even tuk-tuks and hawker stalls are adorned with colourful, lights, turning the whole of Bangkok into one giant Santa’s grotto.
Many people heading to Bangkok come home with a souvenir article of clothing from the now world famous Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson, an American businessman, was awarded one of the highest honors bestowed on foreigners in Thailand, the Order of The White Elephant, for the role he played in the development of the Thai silk industry.
Bangkok’s waterways, much like the canals of Venice, provide an essential network of transportation for locals, as well as a unique vantage point of the city for countless tourists.