For many travellers, Bangkok can initially be a culture shock, and it can take a while to adjust to this bustling, noisy city. However, most people quickly find Bangkok to be an exhilarating and exciting place to be, with many sights and sounds to experience. Highlights include the numerous temples and buildings which punctuate the dense urban areas, such as the Temple of Dawn and the Golden Palace. Eating food from the numerous street vendors is also fascinating or daunting, depending on how keen you are to try insect delicacies! If you would prefer to escape the noise of the big city, you could drive take a leisurely drive to Kanchanaburi, scene of the famous 'Bridge on the River Kwai'.