Monday Afternoon – Have lunch at Bayoke Tower to take in the view of Bangkok, return to the hotel and prepare for the evening’s cruise. Alternatively, head to Chinatown for lunch at the Shangarila Restaurant (my favorite) and a couple of hours of stumbling through back alleys.
Monday Evening - two-hour Chaopraya dinner cruise (1700) - several companies - dinner (Thai) and go from Oriental and Peninsula Hotel past the Wat Pho, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha) , the Royal Barges Museum, and Wat Phra Atit. The boat then makes a u-turn and goes back in the direction of the Oriental and Peninsula Hotel.
Tuesday Morning - head to Samut Prakarn to the Ancient City (700).
Known as the gateway to Thailand’s cultural heritage, the 600 rai piece of land is
full of copies and artifacts from prehistoric times to 25th Buddhist era.
Friday Evening - return to Bangkok. Relax or time and desire permitting, check out the Hard Rock Cafe in Siam Square and /or Spasso’s at the Hyatt Erawan
Saturday - spend the day and afternoon at Chatuchak Market. Out to dinner at Siam Square (Ban Khun Mae) then off to Patpong and Nana Plaza.
Sunday morning / early afternoon - go for a massage at the Wat Pho ($8 / $13).
Lunch at the Oriental Hotel.
Prepare to depart Bangkok
Choke dee, lae jer gan mai (โชคดีและเจอกันใหม่) - Good luck. See you later.
Tuesday Evening - Go to the new Lumpini Stadium on Ram Intra to take in some Muay Thai bouts. Foreigners pay approximately 2000 baht depending on the number of people in their group and your negotiating skills.
Wednesday Morning - take a bus to the city of Ayutthaya to view the ancient ruins. Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Thursday Morning - Take a bus to Pattaya! Spend Thursday and Friday in Pattaya.
If you prefer to go elsewhere, head to Kanchanaburi or Sukhotthai.