This is one place I could have stayed longer . I loved it and had so much fun . The people are so friendly and the transportation system makes it an easy and fun city to explore . I have to visit again soon.
If you stay near the mono rail it is a breeze to get around the area.
If you want just to relax, you can cruise up and around Bangkok on the river. How amazing to see it from a water view.....temples floating by!!
Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown district runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle, where a huge ceremonial Chinese gate marks the entrance, up to the Ong Ang Canal, which marks the outer boundaries of the royal district.
It's a good place to shop for gold . Note there is no haggling with the gold...it's weighed and priced according to weight.
Nothing opens until afternoon so plan accordingly if you want to shop.
The easiest way to reach Chinatown is by boat. Get off at the Ratchawong Pier and walk up Ratchawong Road to Sampaeng Lane or Yaowarat Road.
Many people come to see Wat Traimit .This small temple is home to the world's largest solid gold Buddha image, the five-ton-plus image sits within the temple. It is breathtaking and a must to see.
There are so many sites to see in Chinatown. Many historic buildings such as the Tang To Gung gold shop on Sampaeng Lane .
The markets are always crowded and fun ...selling a variety of things.
Beware of scam artists !!Beware of guys dressed as the police at Thieves Market . We had one trying to convince us to take a tuk tuk to another area for better shopping!! He was so friendly and convincing....he became too salesy though and it gave him away.
Patpong is in fact two small streets - Patpong 1 and Patpong 2. Located between Silom Road and Surawongse Road, Patpong 1 and Patpong 2 run alongside each other.
This area is probably best known for it's go go bars and sex scene .The tragic young victims of this sex trade, lend a sadness to the area which you can’t ignore. However thankfully more and more visititors are coming to this area for shopping .The street stalls in the middle of the road offer just about everything you want – a really perfect place to pick up gifts for people back home. We found this was the only area where you can buy large T Shirts.
There lots of little restaurants in the area as well