Suk 11 is a charming and quirky backpacker guesthouse in downtown Bangkok, among all the posh hotels.All wooden and higgledypiggledy, you walk along a series of plankways to get to your room! About 700 baht for an air-conditioned double room with balcony and simple breakfast.
Sukhimvit Road, Soi 11. Two minutes from Nana skytrain station.
This is a great guesthouse, only a few minutes walk from the bustle of Khao San Road, but in a very quiet street. It has a lovely pool, with a very mellow cafe next to it, and really friendly and helpful staff. About 800 baht a night for a double, air-conditioned room.
Prah Athit Road, near the Khao San Road.
If you want a really posh and unusual dining experience, try the Royal Dragon. It is the largest restaurant in the world and has rolling-skating waiters and the occasional flying waiter, who descends from a cable. There is Thai dancing every night too. Very touristy, but fun.
Take the Skytrain east to the end of the line (On nut) and then a taxi or No 38 bus until you see the huge sign for the Royal Dragon.
If you have children (or even if you don't) and you need a relaxing day away from the noise and chaos, Leoland Water Park is a huge water park with numerous pools, flumes, jacuzzis and a 'lazy river' on the roof of a posh shopping centre with amazing views of Bangkok.Entry is 250 baht for adults and 150 baht for children.
Take the skytrain east to the end of the line (On nut) and then a No 38 bus to Bang Na. The shopping centre is called Central City.
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