Bangkok

Krung Thep as the Thais call their capital city.This huge metropolis city is the home of approximately 10 million people. That’s more than 10 % of the total population of Thailand. It is the only mayor city in South East Asia that was never colonized. That makes Bangkok’s culture and heritage unique.

Although some tourists will enter the country by international airports in other cities, over land or just simply take a connecting flight further into Thailand most of the tourist will spend their first and last vacation days in this metropolis city. The skyline is better than in new York, The food is better then in Paris and the nightlife is better than in Milan and the vibe is better than in Berlin.
See the magnificent skyline from one of the rooftop bars like Baiyoke Tower 2. Party with the backpackers at Khaosan Road. Shop till you drop at one of the big markets or shopping malls. Take a look at the darker side of Bangkok by walking across the night market in the Padpong red light district. Revisit all the places where the guys in the movie The Hangover part 2 lost their mind by attending the Bangkok Hangover Tour. Enjoy the silence in this hectic metropolis city by going to the Lumpini park. Or enjoy your time in the fun parks Siam park or Dream World.

A handful of things you can do in Bangkok:
Chatatchuk weekend marked
Talat Rot Fai (weekend) marked
Baiyoke Tower 2
Khaosan Road
MBK Shopping Centre
Siam Park
Dream World
Siriraj Medical Museum
Patpong night market
Lumpini Park
Asiatique shopping and dining boulevard
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
The Bangkok Hangover Tour

10 other things to do in Bangkok by Learn Thai with Mod.

Other things you can do in Bangkok: 16 Reasons to Love and Visit Bangkok Once Again

There are also many destinations in Thailand which are a few hours away from Bangkok. Therefore they are perfect for a (extended)weekend escape from the hectic city. Places visited by Bangkokians an foreign tourists are Koh Samet island, Pattaya, Khao Yai national Park, Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin and Petchaburi.

Bangkok 2012 Flickr Evo Flash
Bangkok Skyline. Source: Flickr Evo Flash
TukTuk Bangkok Flickr m-louls
Tourists in a TukTuk taxi in Bangkok. Source: Flickr, m-louls
Bangkok skytrain Flickr Transformer18
Bangkok skytrain. Source: Flickr, Transformer18
Khaosan Road, Bangkok. Flickr, Brandon Fick
The Khaosan Road, Home of the backpackers. Source: Flickr, Brandon Fick