Bangkok is not only the geographical center of an interesting tourist destination, it is also the nerve center where influences of Buddha, Vishnu and 3G mobile phones are found. If you decide to travel to the area, the first thing you should do is find accommodation. One of the most recommended places is the Mandarin Oriental hotel, located at 48 Oriental Avenue. It was previously known by the name of Hotel Oriental, and although its prices are a bit high, it is worth spending a few nights there.
When you want to go out for a drink, take a taxi and ask him to take you to Khao San Road, where one in three places is a bar. It does not matter which "joint" you end up choosing, they are very good and there are also many young people with whom you can have a good time. You can also take advantage and do a few purchases . In the area you will find a lot of second-hand bookstores, fake antiques, etc.
One of the best restaurants to eat is Giusto, located on Soi Sukhumvit 23. Yes, you read the name correctly. This is an Italian restaurant where you can taste Sicilian wines of the highest quality. At lunchtime there is usually an excellent buffet that is quite cheap. If you prefer to eat in a mall , you can go to Emporio (Prom Pong Skytrain), Paragon (Silom Skytrain) and Central Chitlom.
To move from one place to another avoid taking the Tuk-tuks , since pollution can make transfers suffocating. If the Skytrain passes where you are moving, feel free to take it. You will avoid traffic jams and enjoy magnificent views of the city.