Glittering temples, towering skyscrapers, a dynamic nightlife and, oh – the food! What's not to love about Bangkok? Traffic jams, humidity and political instability aside, the Thai capital is now tidier and easier to navigate than ever.
Zip between golden shrines, colourful markets, glitzy mega-malls and fascinating museums, stopping to refuel at sizzling street-side food stands and some of Asia's best restaurants. Head up to one of the city's famous rooftop bars on your first night to get your bearings in this heaving, twinkling metropolis, and prepare to dive straight in.