Golden temples, addictive street food, amazing hotels and Asia's craziest nightlife. Thailand's megacity has far more to offer than you imagine.
Ah, Bangkok. Beauty, modernity, chaos and decay. We wouldn't want it any other way.
So, you're in Thailand on a mission to cram the best of Bangkok into a weekend? It's a big ask -- there's no city in the world like this one -- but it can be done.
With incredible street food, world-class hotels, killer nightlife, packed markets and temples so sparkly they make your eyes water, there's almost too much to choose from.
But you're in luck. This quick guide to the best of Bangkok ensures you can at least hit the highlights on your quest for the best of Bangkok.
And, yes, gender-defying lady boys, included.
Keep in mind that hotel prices vary dramatically depending on the time of year. High season runs from October to April, while the best bargains can be had May to September.
If you've seen "The Hangover Part II," this all-suite Bangkok hotel needs no introduction.
A prominent setting in the Thailand-based sequel to the R-rated bachelor romp, lebua is actually more famous for the views from its incredible rooftop bars and restaurants than the hotel itself.
All 357 luxury suites are spacious, comfortable and offer great views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river.
Extra special are the "Tower Club" suites, which feature 330-thread-count sheets, a range of Bulgari accessories and exclusive access to the Tower Club Lounge on the 52nd floor.
There's also the Hangover Suite, perfect for a bachelor weekend in Bangkok.