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The DA Guide to Bangkok

Long a magnet for adventurers and hungry entrepreneurs, Asia’s City of Angels sits astride the meandering Chao Phraya River, whose steady march to the sea belies its importance as a conduit of Thai history and commerce. In this dynamic metropolis, a deep-rooted open-mindedness and tolerance for different ways of being contribute to the fun and freewheeling vibe. Bangkok is rightly known as a street-food heaven but also excels on the fine-dining front: locally based chefs have been developing their own progressive takes on a whole host of cuisines. Add to that a beguiling mix of historic temples, floating markets, after-dark entertainment, plus retail offerings and hotels at every price point, and it’s little wonder the Thai capital ranks as one of the most visited destinations on earth.