Where’s the best local spa, that’s not at the hotel? Health Land, Sathorn 12 is hygienic, inexpensive and has experienced therapists. Thai massage is offered everywhere but choose carefully.
What is on at the theatre? Lady Boys put on the lavish Calypso Show at Asiatique, inside the night market, with lip syncing and dancing.
You can’t come to Bangkok without? Visiting The Grand Palace, which is impressive. For a tattoo, go to Khaosarn Road, where The Beach was filmed. For a spectacular view of Bangkok cityscape and the river, visit the Sky Bar on the 64th floor at State Tower. shangri-la.com/bangkok