1. The Chatuchak Market has 8000 stalls in it and spreads over 35 acres. In it you’ll find everything - even a tortoise (to eat). You’ll more than likely get lost so visit www.chatuchak.org to help you plan your ‘day in the maze’
2. Climb the Sathorn Unique Tower. Once upon a time a 49 story skyscraper was being built in the heart of Bangkok, but then a financial crisis hit and the building was never completed. It’s now abandoned but if you pay off the security guards at the bottom they’ll let you climb to the top where the views are spectacular.
3. Splurge on a dinner at one of Bangkok’s most talked about restaurants, Vertigo
. Its located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel
. Reservations are essential.
4. Take a candle-lit dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River onboard the luxurious Grand Pearl. Drink cocktails, enjoy the buffet, live music, the passing sites like the Grand Palace and the dazzling lights of the city.
5. The floating market. What better way to shop but by boat. The famous Damnoen Saduak market, near the city, still offers a truly authentic experience with wonderful food cooked on floating kitchens.
6. For a bit of flower-power visit the Pak Khlong Talat, the city’s biggest flower market. Get lost amongsts the dazzling colours and captivating smells. Open 24 hours.
7. When you need a breather, head to Rama IX Park. This 200-acre park is the largest green space in the city and was built to celebrate the King’s 60th birthday in 1987.
8. For amazing street food head to the Chinatown area. It runs for about a kilometre adjacent to Charoenkrung Road. If you visit in February during Chinese New Year, you’ll really see it at its best.
9. For an electric evening, visit Asiatique. Its open from 5pm and features more than 1,500 boutique shops, a massive choice of restaurants, a Ferris wheel, night market and cabaret shows.
10. Take a bicycle tour the ancient city of Muang Boran.
And one bonus thing ...
Feel like a dance? Then head to the Tapas Room Nightclub. It has a Spanish villa feel and plays the best funky, Latino house music in Bangkok. There is an entrance fee but you get one free drink with that.
Want to go there? Visit our Thailand Travel guide
for a list of Tour Operators who can help you plan your holiday.