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With its stunning Buddhist temples, pristine beaches on isolated islands, remarkable national parks and delicious food, Thailand offers travelers a wonderful blend of uniquely Southeast Asian tastes and experiences. Add to this the incredible friendliness of Thai people coupled with a well-developed tourism industry, and you’ve got one of the safest and easiest countries to travel in the world, a favorite among independent travelers. Take a morning to discover Bangkok's  floating water market, and then visit the beautiful temples of Wat Pho (temple of the reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (temple of the dawn). Spot wild elephants and great horn bills in the eastern rain forests of Khao Yai national park, and hang out with the crap-eating macaques at Lopburi’s monkey temple. Head up north to rent a bicycle and ride around the ancient city ruins of old Sukhothai and bargain for Thai silks, silverwork and woodcarvings at the night bazaar in Chiang Mai. Then head south to enjoy the beach and explore the water caves at Phang Nga. Top it all off by eating delicious, tangy food all along the way. The incredible blend of experiences Thailand has to offer come together to ensure the trip of a lifetime for pretty much any traveler.
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Bangkok is the best place for cheap shopping of all kinds.  They are renowned for their authentic-looking rip-off designer goods, and clothing is amazingly cheap.  Best markets/places to go include:  Chat Tu Chak (although it is really hot and crowded & can become overwhelming), Sum Lum Night Bazaar is good for a night out,  MBK (Mahboonkrong) Center sells great bags and clothes (and is wonderfully air-conditioned), but by far the best place for shopping (and just to check out the scene) is Patpong.  It is certainly the Thai experience. I kinda hate Bangkok, as it is a falling down mess, but the shopping and food are unbeatable.  I suggest being adventurous & buying from the street sellers... they really make the best food although it looks dodgy.  Great places to visit are: The Royal Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and taking an hour or so train to the abandoned city of Ayutthaya (although I suggest seeing Ayutthaya before ever going to Cambodia for Angkor Wat).  After Angkor Wat, Ayutthaya is quite disappointing.
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When you come out of the airport you may need a shuttle but/taxi. Be careful as sometimes the stop at a jewellry store/tour/hotel booking centre….they will try to sell you tours and stuff to make a commission. Simply tell them you want to go straight to the hotel and that all your tours are booked. We had a major hassle, but I remembered to tell them to just take us to the hotel. We stayed in Patong. Please note that this is a party town! There is a strip with all bars and clubs and it gets rowdy everynight. So don’t stay in a place located near the main strips (Bangka Road) if you want peace and quiet. The beach was nice, but the water was very rough (at the beginning of July). Not much swimming- just avoiding waves. Still some beach activities like parasailing and jet skiing.
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