Bangkok is one of the world's most beguiling cities, balancing all
the mystique and majesty of the Far East with the modern-day
quagmires of a large teeming metropolis. While golden temple
spires glisten in the sun, neon lights beckon by night. Colorful
floating markets and street stalls contrast with elegant shops
selling fine silks and gems. Saffron-robed Buddhist monks walk
through town alongside businessmen hurrying to their next meeting.
While elaborately costumed Thai dancers with six-inch golden nails
perform exotic dramas of myths and legends.