Known as “The Land of Smiles” for its friendly locals and fascinating culture, the southeast Asian country of Thailand has long been a hit amongst travelers looking for more than just a cookie-cutter getaway. From the moment visitors arrive in the vibrant capital city of Bangkok, that magic takes hold and they are immediately captivated by all the city has to offer.
From sparkling temples and shrines to bustling waterways, decadent cuisine and a nightlife that could wear out even the most hardcore partier, Bangkok is not for the faint of heart. But if you can look past the crowds and urban flair, the city is sure to fill you with a joy that will have you coming back again and again.
One explorer that recently learned first-hand why everyone in Thailand smiles, is Marcus (@marcusmeetsworld). The jet-setter recently chose Bangkok to celebrate, not only his birthday but a huge travel milestone of visiting 50 countries in five years. His amazing photos from his adventure has us ready to catch a flight asap! If you’re ready to get caught up in the magic of Bangkok, follow along on Marcus’ journey and grab a few tips from our guide, so that hopefully soon, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear too.