The first area that springs to mind is Patpong. Nowadays, having become part of a wider entertainment scene that includes the Bangkok began as a small trading centre and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River some 200 years ago. Today, while the city is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and glory of its illustrious past still prevails. Be it dazzling temples, spectacular palaces, a world-famous floating market or colourful Chinatown, each of these famous places has an intriguing story to tell. Popular Patpong Night Market, bars, nightclubs and a gay back street, it isn't the aggressive red-light district it once was. Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. At day time, it’s no less busy, as hordes of shoppers descend upon this 1-km strip and adjacent Charoenkrung Road to get a day’s worth of staple, trade gold, or pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples.
Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. The energy that oozes from its endless rows of wooden shop-houses is plain contagious – it will keep you wanting to come back for more. Plan your visit during major festivals, like Chinese New Year, and you will see Bangkok Chinatown at its best. Bangkok, that Bangkok is the hub for most of the commercial and economical activities of the Kingdom. At the same time, the City is very famous and appreciated by visitors for its versatility and multiple points of interests. From temples, the Grand Palace, all the way over the some of Asia's largest shopping centers and the largest outdoor market of Asia (Chatuchak), Bangkok definitely has what it takes to entertain visitors from all origins, either first time or return travelers. Whilst Taxi fares are very reasonable, most of the sightseeing can comfortably be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground train (MRT). Aside of the sightseeing and shopping, Bangkok has developed into a magnet for food lovers of all origins. The same range of choice applies to the accommodation options all over town, from high end international chain hotels to family run guesthouses, demands of all travellers are met. In terms of wellness and relaxation – Bangkok has recently seen a huge development of city Spas and Wellness centers, in addition to the long established Thai massage parlours.
Places of interests: Pattaya Beach, Alcazar’s Show, Tiffany Show, Coral Island (KohLan), Underwater World, Bird’s Park, Makaw Island, Angthong Marine National Park, Ripley’s , Wats (Buddist Temples), Siam Niramit Show, Chatchak Weekend Market, Safari World Park, Chaweng & Lamai Beaches, Games Corner, Kanchanaburi Tiger Temple, Siam Ocean World, Wat Po (recliling Buddha), Wat Phra (Big Buddha), Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Jomtein Beach, Hin Ta & Hin Yai & more...
At a short distance: Pattaya, Hua Hin, Patpong, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Nangyuan Island, Mae Koh Island, Talay Nai, Wua Ta Tap Island & more...
Must try cuisine: Authentic Thai food (at the numerous street side eateries) preparations