We didn’t see very much of Bangkok, to be honest. Like we opted out of visiting the Grand Palace and the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and such only due to the fact that we had bigger and better temples and day trips in mind and wanted to stretch our Baht as much as we could. But we did take some time to walk around that area and see anything we could for free.
The market was HUGE! They sold everything there from clothing and accessories, to food, plants, antiques and electronics. It was like a massive catch-all market outside. We spent our entire day there weaving in and out of the narrow passage ways lined with shops. It was like the Grand Bazaar of Bangkok. For the most part, a lot of the shops selling the everyday Thailand souvenirs all sold the same things. Same with all the clothing shops and shoe stores. The one unique row of shops we found were in the miscellaneous section where we found all the cool, trendy shops selling clothes, jewelry, accessories and toys. I didn’t get anything at these shops, but I can see this being a great place to buy little gifts for people to bring back home. It was just nice to walk around and see everything.
We did other things in Bangkok while we were there, like visit the shopping center MBK and other temples in passing like Wat Hua Lamphong. But we basically used Bangkok as a base point for doing a few day trips, like Ayutthaya. Our hostel was great and we had some really cool travelers as dorm mates. But I think for next time I wouldn’t stay so long in Bangkok. Just a few days would do.