As your plane descends into the Bangkok Airport you will see the incredible sprawl of the city wrapped around the ancient Chao Phraya River. You will be met by a private transfer and guided to your luxurious accommodation ready to take on the beauty of Southern Thailand. The city is a diamond still hidden within bits of coal, where the best of Bangkok is not measured by the look of the jewel itself, but by how it reflects light. And Bangkok is nothing but illuminating. The city is filled with vibrancy, a fast moving bustle that, at first, feels rushed and out of focus, but quickly becomes an understanding movement. You can follow the flow of people and cars, the sounds of boats and taxis. What once felt like haste becomes a composed city, making the speed at which people move that much more impressive.
Beneath the gentle brush of banyan trees, hidden behind the rising skyline, are quiet streets and local flair, where Thai culture continues to thrive. Even if hidden, you can easily find the secluded charm of cobblestone streets and welcomed shade. The gentle scrape of a wok against a burner emanates from the streets echoing after the local vendors, while the scent of fresh mint and crushed peanuts fills the air. The soft smiles of the locals will give you a hardy welcome as the city slows its pace and you find yourself in the heart of Thailand ready to see more.
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