bazaars. Almost every Wat in Bangkok has a famous Buddha statue and you can spend days viewing them all - the massive Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho, the solid gold Buddha at Wat Traimit, and many others.
The National Museum will give you the most historic exhibits in one place and you can easily spend an entire day wandering from one to the other. The crowning tour of the Old City, however, is the Grand Palace, where a half-day sightseeing tour will give you the best experience and put all that you will see into context.
Unique Local Culture
A Bangkok timeshare holiday also means the chance to shop at all the unique venues of the city. The Damnoen Saduak floating market is about 1.5 hours outside Bangkok but it is a popular place to interact with locals and purchase fresh fruits, fish, and souvenirs off seller's boats. Khao San Road in Bangkok is a backpacker's paradise filled with music, cheap wares, and Thai street food. And for a more upscale experience, try Transport 21, a shopping mall where each level is themed to a different world city.
When to Visit Bangkok
Summer is the busiest time of year for tourism, closely followed by fall. If you are planning on staying at a Bangkok timeshare during these times of the year, then you'll want to make sure you plan ahead. In contrast, the winter and spring months are less busy overall so you may be more likely to find deals. However, unlike some tourist destinations, Bangkok does not have a significant difference in visitors from one month to the next, so you can expect a fairly steady stream of tourists year-round at the main attractions.
A night in Bangkok might be immortalized into song, but you'll soon find that the nightlife here lives up to its reputation. Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best places to watch the sunset over the Chao Praya River and for at least one night you should start your evening here because it's best viewed at sundown. Afterward, rooftop bars, swanky nightclubs, and cocktail lounges predominate. Khao San Road is the more active neighborhood filled with young backpackers while laidback Soi Rambuttri offers you a more relaxing evening.
Yet don't let that atmosphere dissuade you from bringing the kids. The historic attractions can be fascinating for visitors of any age, while top parks such as Lumpini Park are perfect for families to take a quiet moment outside the bustling city.