What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Rooftop bars! Banyan Tree 61st floor is amazing. Thai cooking classes are fun. I recommend Silom Thai cooking school. Massages! Fresh fruit! Erawan Museum and Ancient Siam are great places to visit. - Jun 2018


All of the beaches and natural sites. Chiang Mai is a great walking town. We'd recommend trying to find more out-of-the-way islands that are off the beaten tourist path. - Nov 2016


Grand Palace, Ko Kret island for pottery shopping and biking around the island, Wat Arun, longtail boat ride on the Chao Praya. This city never gets old. And the food culture is incredible. Thais eat 24 hours a day, and the streets are filled with amazing smells and opportunities to try new foods. - Aug 2015


So many I can't begin - one thing I would definitely suggest for everyone to do at some point, maybe when one has visitors, or when one is about to leave is to go to a place called "Deck Bar" that overlooks the Temple of Dawn which is beautifully illuminated at night. I did this my last night, which made it all the more meaningful, but I wish I had gone to this place before - it truly was magnificent. - Aug 2014


Eat. Eat. Eat. And travel - beaches, mountains, theme parks, wats (temples). There is no end to the list of gems here. - May 2014


For children there are fantastic indoor play areas: Funarium, Playtime, Molly Fantasy, Kidzania, YoYoLand, and also Oceanworld aquarium and many places to go ice skating. In December or January when it's slightly cooler you can go to Dusit Zoo or Rama 9 park. - Oct 2013


Water parks, and indoor aquarium, malls malls and more malls, outdoor markets like Asiatique and Chatuchak, canal tours, amazing nightlife, fantastic restaurants, rooftop bars, you name it. - Jul 2013


EVERYTHING! Movies, eating out, clubbing, concerts, you name it. - Jun 2013


Too many to list. - Jul 2012


Tons: restaurants, movies, shows, anything you can think of really. Outside the city, you can travel cheaply to beaches and countryside. To have nice accomodations, though, you will pay more. If you are happy with a cold shower and no A/C you can go anywhere for next to nothing. - Oct 2011


Eat, shop, dance, sightsee, see Thai cultural shows. - Aug 2011


Grand Palace, Wat Pho, river/klong cruises, mega malls, local markets, Chinatown, Lumpini Park, temples, beaches close by, come on it's Thailand!! - Jul 2011


Too many to list. If you can tolerate the heat, you can bike, hike, run, travel all over, shop until you drop, eat like Anthony Bourdain, and party like a fool. - Feb 2011


Visit the Grand Palace and various temples, take an express boat or even a dinner cruise along the river, have high tea at the Oriental Hotel, visit Chinatown and the Golden Buddha in his new home, go shopping at the Suan Lum Night Bazaar or the more intimidating Chatuchak (or JJ) Market, or go to the Jim Thompson outlet for silk or the fancy malls like Paragon for brand name stuff but also nice Thai things at Exotique Thai. Eat, eat, eat. Have a nice drink at the Banyan Tree or State Tower or other sky bars. Go see Thai boxing or the Joe Louis Puppet Theater or Khon dancing for some Thai traditions. - May 2010


Shopping (MBK, Pratunam (must see), Siam Paragom, Centre World). Visit Pattaya and Phuket (local beaches). - Apr 2010


shopping in the numerous street markets, night markets, weekend markets is fun.visits to temples and palaces is amazing.eating food at the street vendors stands is always cheap and tasty.visiting the numerous sights around bangkok is lots of fun, and, of course, the beaches and islands are beautiful. - Jan 2010


Again, there's no shortage of "fun stuff" in and around Bangkok. Some of the places our family enjoys: the zoo, the aquarium, the Grand Palace, a lot of great museums, planetarium, Science Center, etc. - Jul 2009


More than anywhere else. - Apr 2009


So much. Shopping-Siam Paragon-the most beautiful mall I've ever seen with a killer food hall. There are so many beautiful malls on one end and really cool Asian markets on the other (Chatuchak for the tourists and Klongtoey for the real residents-although I hear they want to tear it down). The cultural sites-Wat Pho, the Grand Palace etc. are terrific. I hear Chinatown is one place not to miss. There are so many great clubs, restaraunts and bars to go to. - Feb 2009


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