Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand with a number of popular areas including Sukhumvit, Siam, Pratunam, Silom, Chinatown, Old City also known as Khaosan and Riverside. The most famous district by far is Sukhumvit but it is also known for is exclusivity. If you are planning to shop and eat when in Bangkok, it is recommended to book a convenient hotel in Sukhumvit so you can be in the center of it all. For shopping malls, there are many options such as EmQuartier, Terminal 21 and Emporium. This is also ideal for those who want to experience the nightlife of Bangkok because there are many places to check out like Levels Club & Lounge as well as Soi Cowboy.
Siam is second on the list and is the shopping have for tourists and locals alike. There are many shopping malls within the area including Siam Paragon, Siam Center and MBK. There are attractions in the area such as Playhouse Theatre, Erawan Shrine and Madame Tussauds while there are also good for the whole family like Kidzania and Siam Ocean World.
For those who want to experience the biggest market in Bangkok, the Pratunam Market, it is best to find accommodations near or within Pratunam. There are wholesale malls to visit as well like Indra Square and The Platinum Fashion Mall. Baiyoke Tower is also worth visiting because it will give you the best view of the city as it stands 340 meters high and on its 75th floor there is a floating market. For tech nerds, there is the Pantip Plaza IT Mall as it houses all electronic products.
Silom is known as the Central Business District and visiting this area you will see individuals wearing office suits everywhere. The beauty comes out at night as it becomes a food haven and the popular night market in Patpong comes to life as well as the red light districts.
A country is not complete without their version of Chinatown. This is also true for Bangkok. Though may are geared towards a convenient hotel in Sukhumvit, there are those that also prefer to be near Chinatown for many reasons such as the culture, food and attraction.