My Bangkok Trip 2014
You should give yourself five days to a week if you really want to see Bangkok. I like to go to a city and take it all in as though I will never return. Who wants to reflect on their travels and think I should have seen... or I should have done...
The value is amazing in this city. You can do it all and go home with money in your pocketbook! I utilized all public transportation, Bus, train, Skytrain, BTS, and the river. I think this is the way to really get the feel of the 'locals'.
Insider Tip:I used Tours By Tong for a private All Day Tour to see the historical sights. It was worth every penny! There is no way I could have covered the ground I did with this company.
Go to the top of the tallest building in Bangkok - The Baiyoke Sky Tower. There is a revolving deck at the top and you will get the best city view possible with a nice cool breeze.
I stayed at Saphaipae Hostel; it was clean and convenient to public transportation.