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Known as Krung Thep to Thais, Bangkok, as foreigners call it, is one of Asia's most popular gateway destinations and for good reason. The central Bangkok area has a great collection of museums, temples, palaces and markets in a small, easily-walkable area. This tour includes the must-see destinations like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho to more obscure destinations like the Amulet Market and a view of Bangkok's old canal network. This tour is a great way for first time visitors to explore the top destinations in Bangkok. It is also an easy way for travelers who have been to Bangkok before to learn more about this unique city.
Of all of the place to see in Beijing, the one that tops visitors' list is Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, which are conveniently located next to each other. Tian'anmen Square was constructed as an entryway to the Forbidden City and was a close to the emperor as commoners were allowed. Expanded to four times its original size by Chairman Mao, the square can now hold a million people. It has always been the site of celebrations and gatherings including some praising the government and some not. Nowhere in the Chinese Empire did the power of the emperor show as magnificently as at the Forbidden Palace. It gets its name because commoners for forbidden to enter. The Forbidden City was a luxurious home for the Son of Heaven, an impenetrable fortress to protect him from his many enemies and a world unto itself.
Rediscovered by Westerners in 1860, the Angkor Wat Temple Complex is what remains of the Khmer Empire, which was one of the greatest empires that the world had ever seen. It is a testament to the power of the Khmer kings and the ingenuity of its people. This tour explores the religious beliefs that formed the temples and the personalities that drove the kings to build even bigger temples than their predecessors. Ancient history and modern politics is merged to explain what life was in the Khmer Empire and how Angkor Wat is bringing Cambodia a new future.