Some cities are made for exploring... Bangkok was made to be experienced. Vibrant, colourful, mysterious and cosmopolitan all at the same time, this bustling city of more than eight million people is a photo album full of exotic encounters, exciting shopping, delectable cuisine and to-die-for massages. Watch Thai life unfold against the imposing backdrop of Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the impressive Grand Palace on a cruise along the Chao Phraya River and through the klongs (canals) of Thonburi. It's a constant hive of activity. Bangkok is a bargain hunter's delight: don't miss the Chatuchak weekend market or the Patong night market. Participate in a traditional BaliPai Thai Cooking Class and learn how to make the local specialty Pad Thai, made of rice noodles pan fried with fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, egg with chicken, seafood or tofu.