1. Tour the city by tuk tuks– The tuk tuk drivers will drive you around for basically free if you just let them take you to a couple silk tailor shops first. They get commissions and gas coupons from the stores they take you to for bringing them business. Some of them had nice shopping inside other then just silk items. After visiting the silk shops he took us to a few temples and to see the Big Buddha.
2. Khao San Road-The main area where all the backpackers go is Khao San. I probably wouldn’t stay on that street but at least stay on a street close to it. There are lots of hostels, home stays, bars, restaurants, food stalls, cheap massages and a lot of other things going on in that area.
3. Tony’s Thai massage or May Massage-Both of these places have massages for 100 baht. Cheapest I’ve seen in Thailand. They are both located on Soi Sukhumvit road.
4. Lebua State Tower Sky Bar –The most amazing city view I have ever seen is from the top of this really nice hotel. The sky bar is on the 63rd floor. Drinks are pricey but worth it just to check out the view.
5. Floating market-The floating markets on the river are on Saturday and Sunday and are miles long. There are people selling things from their boats in the river and a lot on the land surrounding the river as well. The Chatuchuck Floating Market is supposed to be the biggest and best one in Bangkok.
6. MBK Mall– MBK is a 6 story mall that has a huge variety of different things. The top floor has everything you would see at any of the local Thai markets and you can bargain with the vendors.
7. Siam Paragon Center-A really nice huge mall that has all of the popular stores like H&M and Zara as well as a huge food court.
8. Adhere to the 13th Blues bar– Near Khao San road, this bar has really good live music every night. There is a mix of locals and tourists.
9. JJ Green weekend vintage night market– This market has all types of things just like any other Thai market but with loads of vintage clothes for cheap.