Where to stay
55 Langsuan Road
Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok
This is a new boutique hotel near the center of Bangkok, with an
infinity-style pool that overlooks the city, excellent rooms, and a good buffet breakfast. There’s also a gym. Rates $60-$150.
Where to shop and eat
Chatuchak weekend market
Take the sky train to Mo Chit
station, where you’ll join the hordes to find deals on handmade silk scarfs, knock-off electronics, jewelry, and every kind of Thai food you could ever want.