AARP MEMBER DISCOUNTS SEE MORE

Bangkok has many downtowns that blend into each other—even residents have a hard time agreeing on a definitive city center—but Pathumwan is the closest thing to a "downtown" in Central Bangkok. Most of the tourist attractions are around here or in the adjacent neighborhood of Silom

There are numerous markets here, including those in the Pratunam garment district and Panthip Plaza, Thailand's biggest computer center and an overwhelming shopping experience, with five floors of computer stores.