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Around Bangkok Travel Guide

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Plan Your Around Bangkok Vacation

Escaping the congestion and chaos of Bangkok is quite simple, and a must for anyone who wants a truly memorable Thailand experience. The surrounding provinces and cities make for a comfortably paced day trip, or an easy getaway for a few days. However you spend your time, you're sure to encounter amazing scenery, interesting culture, and unforgettable adventure.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Heading into the Wild There's a huge expanse of untouched jungle around Kanchanaburi, which is the kickoff point for trekking, elephant riding, and river-rafting adventures.
  2. Floating Markets This area has more floating markets than anywhere else in Thailand. The most famous is at Damnoen Saduakā€”it's the only daily floating market left in the region.
  3. Seeing Old Siam History awaits outside Bangkok at a Neolithic site, the remains of a Khmer temple (Muang Singh Historical Park in Kanchanaburi), and in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand's oldest seat of Buddhist learning.
  4. Bridge on the River Kwai For a glimpse of more recent history, visit what remains of the "Death Railway" in Kanchanaburi and walk across the bridge made famous by the movie.
  5. River Views in Ayutthaya This city, which can be visited as a day trip from Bangkok, combines great river views with an island full of fascinating wats.

When To Go

When to Go

On weekends and national holidays (particularly during the mid-April Buddhist New Year water festival), Kanchanaburi and the restaurants at Samut Songk...

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