On arrival you need to be aware of people coming up to you offering you tours and expecially from taxi drivers. Most of the time they do not even know where they are going or take you to the places that no tourist would ever want to go, example there are about 50 floating markets, they will end up taking you to one of there friends floating markets which is half empty. Many times they awill even stop buy there friends shop and demand you to buy some items.
So when traveling around Thailand, it is better you book your hotels and tours online before you get there to be safe. If your in the country already, go book them at a tour agency, it will give you a better chance in having a holiday you will never forget, in a good way.
Some great places not too far from Bangkok is the Tiger temple Thailand, this is a amazing place where tigers have come and have a safe haven as they were being hunted in the wild. A monk has taken in over 100 tigers and tourists can come and have there picture taken with these big cats. It is only about 200 kms from Bangkok and is an experience not to be missed, you can even get up close and have your picture taken. Has been descibed as one of those experiences you will never forget.
Nearby is the Floating markets, yes, the markey is actually built over the water and you can even buy things when you are on a boat going down the canals. It is just like a normal market in some ways, but many people do love this experience and it is something very different.
Around Bangkok, they even have the opportunity for you to trainFree Reprint Articles, learn and even bathe with an elephant. They are gentle giants and this is one of the best experiences I have had in Thailand. You can learn some basic command signs that the elephant will know and get closer to one of these beautiful animals.