Thailand’s capital city is known for its outlandish shopping, beautiful markets, delicious food, and extravagant temples. With over 100 mosques and halal restaurants in the city to choose from as well as handful of Muslim-friendly places to stay like Graceland Hotel, Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, and Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok is an amazing vacation destination for a city getaway.
Bangkok has some of the best shopping malls in the world. Whether you’re looking for a gadget, an item of designer clothing or even a brand new car, you’ll find what you need in one of Bangkok’s malls. For a bargain head to MGK, for something trendy head to Central World, and for something a bit more classy head to The Emporium. Another excellent place to go shopping is Asiatique – the perfect mix of night bazaar set in a mall type environment, you can spend hours shopping at the 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed in this warehouse complex.
One of the most popular attractions on the island of Samui is the enormous Big Buddha shrine that is located on the northern coast. The 12 metre high golden Buddha can be seen from up to seven kilometres away, and is surrounded by temples. This area is also the perfect place to watch the sunset and grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants.
With plenty of temple ruins like Wat Chedi Luang, quaint shops and delicious restaurants, Chiang Mai’s Old City is absolutely beautiful. Stop off at one of the local massage parlours to get your feet rubbed or enjoy the Sunday Night Market at the Tha Pae Gate where you’ll find souvenirs, and food. The area is usually known for its backpackers, but during the day it is a hub of activity and allows for some excellent photographs around the moat.