Bangkok, city of pleasure and pain.
Bangkok can be the sensual princess that will ease your stress or can be the overbearing dominatrix that will force you into submission. Too visual? Good. If you're able to throw aside the stress of traffic, hoards of people walking in sporadic directions, and the immense heat, then you can enjoy a beautiful and culturally rich environment. The temples I went to around Bangkok were a delight and riding the touristy express boat wasn't all that bad. Find the hidden gems; that's all there is.
Insider Tip:- The Rabbit pass for the above ground metro does NOT work for the underground. - Keep these amounts on you: 3, 5, 10, 13, 15, and a good amount of 1 and 2 baht coins. - Siam Paragon and its surrounding malls aren't worth it unless you want cheap cinema movies (100baht!) - Ironically if you want a reliable coach service to other parts of Thailand, go to Siam Paragon, top floor (cinema floor) and look for a small booth in the corner (forgot the name.. sorry!) - Learn to use the Songthaews & avoid tuktuks