Bangkok offers up a great selection of attractions and activities to take in while visiting, and they cover a vast different type of spots. Most traditionalists and first timers will certainly want to take in the main tourist sights, like the awe inspiring Grand Palace, which happens to be the most venerated spot in the country as well. Nearby Wat Pho is also on the must see list, with its giant sleeping Buddha and renowned massage institute for resting those weary muscles. While checking out the architectural wonders, make sure not to miss the Vimanmek Mansion (free entry with valid Grand Palace ticket), and if you want to see all of Thai temples and monuments but don't have time to travel the country, make sure to check out the superb recreations at Muang Boran.
For outdoor lovers, a visit to the open green space of Bang Krachao and its quiet waterways is an absolute must, as is a tour of Bangkok's best car free getaway, the charming Chao Phraya isle of Ko Kret. For those who want the ultimate in relaxation, take in a movie at the swank Embassy Diplomat Screens, you will never experience movie theaters like this back home. For those who like to walk, Chinatown offers plenty of great lanes and alleyways to explore, not to mention its fabulous eating options, and last, but certainly not least, make sure to take the whole family to the Queen Saovabha Institute Snake Farm, where you will be educated and entertained at the same time.