a truly huge city and offers an enormous variety of shopping
centers, markets, business towers, sight seeing spots, temples,
hotels, parks and much, much more.
Arriving by plane, the city appears very green, and there
are as a matter of fact plenty of trees and green areas. Apart
from the entertaining areas (such as Patpong, Nana Plaza and
Soi Cowboy), the best thing to do in Bangkok is shopping.
At comparable low prices you can buy everything, whether you
know the product from home or it's something never seen before.
The main shopping areas are Sukhumvit Road, Silom Road and
Ploenchit/PratuNam (Siam Square) and the biggest market is
the weekend market (only sat/sun) called Chatuchak. China
Town offers a unique insight into asian trading and is the
best place to buy gold.
Plenty of sight seeing tours are offered by tour operators.
If you want to do your own, we recommend the kings palace
(huge and very impressive), the Queens house (a wooden museum
with about 80 single rooms) close to the Dusit Zoo and maybe
go for a ride on one of the powerful longtail boats (best
time is late afternoon, to see the sunset) cruising up or
down the Chao Phraya, the river dividing Bangkok and Thonburi
(the former capital of Thailand).