Bangkok has a knack for enthralling every sense. Expect to be overwhelmed by foreign aromas, colourful sights, dishes jam-packed with flavour and the never-ending buzz of honking cars, motorbikes and tuk tuks. The bustling capital of Thailand, here the hypermodern and ancient collide along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Traditional long tail boats and large ferries bob up and down the winding waters; golden peaks of ancient temples jut serenely into the air alongside hectic highways; century-old village houses stand humbly amongst imposing modern skyscrapers flashing with neon lights. Some travellers seek a Bangkok holiday to soak up the culture, others to indulge in the cosmopolitan frills, and others to simply bask in the chaos of this iconic Asian city, home to more than six million Thais.