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Getting off the tourist trail in Bangkok

The tourist mecca of Khaosan Road (photo by Bfick via Flickr)

With its bustling markets and golden temples, the Thai capital promises visitors many exciting cultural highlights.

The thrill of exploration can be tempered slightly, however, when it turns out that several hundred other tourists decided to visit at the same time as you.

Fortunately there are still a number of places to visit which feature little in the guidebooks and where few, if any, other westerners are to be found.  Continue reading