Bangkok, Thailand has earned its place to be voted as the "World's Best City in 2008" by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
It has everything that you are looking for.
The busy business districts that spring into life at night, an abundance of shopping areas, night bazaars, electronics shopping complex, department stores, jam-packed nightlife on the streets, an ample of budget accommodations, and the spellbinding tourist destinations to visit.
That is, of course, aside from a truly metro lifestyle with all the pollution and traffic.
Visit its business areas - Patpong, Silom and Sathorn. Head on to Nana, Soi Cowboy or Sukhumvit Road where lots of agogo bars and other forms of nightlife are situated.
Shop around the famous MBK Shopping Center, Tokyu, Siam Square, Siam Center, Siam Paragon, Pantip Plaza, Jatuchak, and Suan Lum Night Bazaar.
If you're a budget traveler, stay in Khao San Road, the home of most of the guest houses and budget accommodation in Bangkok.
Buy a thing or two at China Town or Indian Town. Most especially, never forget to visit the famous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and the Grand Palace at Wat Phra Kaew.
They are some of the sound testimonies that you really are in Bangkok.
In order to have a better idea of what is it like to be in Bangkok, the best city in the world; we have collected various photos from Bangkok's prime areas together with brief description. By clicking on each gallery, you will see more pictures of that specific area.