The Grand Palace in Bangkok is actually a collection of buildings in a walled complex. including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).
One of Thailand’s most famous tourist attractions is also the Thai King’s home, houses the Royal court and is the administrative seat of government.
Once a traditional way of life on the numerous waterways in and around Bangkok, the floating market is now popular with leisure seekers at weekends; something of a cultural spectacle for Thai tourists and foreigners alike.
There are so many floating markets that travel bloggers devote pages to listing their favourites and a number of reasons why you should visit them; Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa, Khlong Lat Mayom, Taling Chan, and Bang Nam Pheung are just some of the floating market suggestions.
When I was in Thailand’s capital, we didn’t have smart phones and Google Maps, so I asked a ‘tourist policeman’ where the nearest floating market was.
He stopped a young man on a moped, told him where to take me and gestured that I was not to pay him.