Bangkok is a city of sensory overload, and Laura McKenzie will take you to all the places worth seeing. Visit the majestic Wat Arun, or The Temple of the Dawn, a Buddhist Temple along the Chao Phraya River. In the heart of Bangkok lies the the Grand Palace, where visitors may gaze upon the Emerald Buddha. Shop the Weekend Market for something authentically Thai to take home. Looking for the best place to stay? Join Laura at the Shangri La Hotel.
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