Chaotic streets. Bustling, crowded markets. Golden-domed Buddhist temples. Glass and steel high-rises. These are small doses of the visual juxtaposition awaiting guests at a one the Marriott Bangkok hotels. In Bangkok – Krung Thep in Thai – even seasoned travelers find this elixir of then and now as alluring, as compelling as it ever was.
Dazzling Grand Palace complex awes visitors as the city’s most famous landmark. From the impressive Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) to the intricate architectural details, the Palace a must. Be prepared before leaving your Marriott Bangkok accommodation: strict dress codes apply here and at Wat Pho, Wat Arun and other temples.
The 35-acre Chatuchak Weekend Market and its 8,000 market stalls usually prove irresistible to shoppers staying at one our Bangkok Marriott hotels. And if the Bangkok market’s Thai silk inspires, do visit Jim Thompson’s House and Museum. Considered the savior of the Thai silk industry, Thompson compiled stunning collections of Thai art and antiques in the six teak houses making up his complex.
Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven and the oldest and largest park in Bangkok. Hotel guests find it the perfect antidote to the bustling streets of this exotic, intoxicating city.