Bangkok is an enthralling city overflowing with cultural attractions, excellent shopping opportunities and mouth-watering cuisine to rival anywhere in the world. After spending a few days in this metropolis of temples and culture, head south west towards Hua Hin, Thailand's oldest and most traditional resort. By day spend sun-filled days on the long beach of Hua Hin, where there are leisure activities for the whole family from water sports to golf. Explore the local area and you can discover fabulous parks and peaks, caves and waterfalls. Come sunset take a relaxing stroll along the beach, where shopping stalls and restaurants are plentiful. The seaside restaurants built on stilts into the sea offer superb seafood in the legendary and unsurpassed preparation of the Thai cuisine, at still very affordable prices.
- Sampling the street food in Bangkok
- Visiting a temple, and take food for the monks
- Make time to visit the floating market in Bangkok
- Try bartering at the colourful night markets
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This vibrant and contrasting city offers a fascinating mix of traditional and modern, while still preserving its cultural heritage. We love sampling the street food, which is both authentic and a fraction of the cost of a restaurant. The floating market is a great place to sample this the ealry morning wake up call is definitely worth it. Spend around 3 days in Bangkok to fully appreciate all that is on offer here, before heading to the Royal Thai town of Hua Hin.
This peaceful fishing village is a royal getaway and one of Thailand's oldest and most traditional resorts. Hua Hin combines paradise with an authentic Thai identity as you walk the powdery, white sand shores to the southern headland, where a Buddhist temple clings to the cliffs. Hua Hin is a golfers paradise with no less than seven golf courses all within easy reach. An experience that is not to be missed while in Hua Hin is eating at one of the wooden restaurants perched on stilts by the fishing pier and tasting the fresh, locally caught seafood.
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