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Why Go?

A frenetic metropolis of high-design hotels and anything-goes nightlife tamed by quiet canals and the chanting of saffron-robed monks

A high-low mix of labyrinthine street markets, bespoke clothing shops, and glittering shopping centers

Some of the world's best—and cheapest—street food, a subtle mix of flavors like tangy Kaffir lime, fiery chile, sweet basil, and pungent ginger

What To Skip

Touristy snake and crocodile farms, floating markets, and the tuk-tuk driver's suggested detour to his uncle's gem shop

What For:

Arts + Culture, Budget, Food + Wine, Luxury, Nightlife, Shopping

When To Go:

January, February, November, December


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