Why Everybody Loves Bangkok ?

According to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, Bangkok is loved by everyone and I am completely agree with them.

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Over the past 10 years the world has seen economic ebbs and flows, evolving global competition and partnership, and boundless technological innovation. But, one thing has remained constant: people’s growing desire to travel the world, visit new landscapes and immerse themselves in other cultures. Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, released today, quantifies this desire: since 2009, the number of international overnight visitors grew an astounding 76 %.

This year, the Global Destination Cities Index-which ranks 200 cities based on proprietary analysis of publicly available visitor volume and spend data-reveals that Bangkok remains the No. 1 destination, with more than 22 million international overnight visitors. Paris and London, in flipped positions this year, hold the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively both hovering over 19 million. All top 10 cities saw more international overnight visitors in 2018 than the prior year, with the exception of London, which decreased nearly 4 percent. The forecast for 2019 indicates across-the-board growth, with Tokyo expecting the largest uptick in visitors.

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Mandalay Palace – Simply Magnificent

Mandalay Palace – one of Mandalay’s major tourist spots that you cannot stop yourself from visiting. Barring some exceptions like huge crowds, the palace stands tall before the expectations of the people visiting for the first time. I was completely blown away by the sheer beauty of this place.

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Built between 1857 and 1859, this massive compound used to be the main royal residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw – the last two kings of Myanmar.

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These historical palace grounds are quite big in size. Surrounded by a moat, the palace is at the center of the citadel and faces east.

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The 413-hectare royal palace compound has many buildings and other marvelous structures, including the MayNanPyathat building and the HmanNan Building.

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Apart from the Royal Mint and the Watch Tower, a major part of the palace was damaged during the World War II. The whole complex is surrounded by four big walls which are 60 meters in width, two kilometers in length, eight meters in height, and three meters in thickness.

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The palace has a total of 12 gates which represent 12 zodiacal signs.

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Few things to remember before exploring the place. The ticket, which you buy at the entrance of the place, should be kept safely as it can allow you to visit other nearby historical places. So don’t lose it. It was easy for me to explore this place on foot as I was staying in a nearby hostel. I was completely exhausted after exploring every part of this palace. If I remember correctly, I spent around two hours there. I will write more about my Mandalay sojourn soon.

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Mobile Video Of Erawan National Park

Two small casual mobile videos of famous Erawan National Park of Thailand show the true beauty of this amazing place.

 

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