I am doing a MR to BKK. My flight arrives May 3 at 11PM, leaves May 6 at 8AM. That is 2.5 days in BKK. I would be grateful for any help from the experts here in making the best use of this time. Let me begin by pointing out two aspects: (1) Technically this will be my second time in BKK. Last time was equally short, and the hotel was comped. It was fine, in Sukhumvit, but I didn't really choose the area etc. Just enough time to familiarize with the train system and decide to come back. (2) I expect to return to BKK many times in future, for short and long visits, and later explore the rest of Thailand as well. So I don't have any pressure to do it all. I just want to make a meaningful and pleasant use of my time. You'd ask what I "like to do". Usually I like to get a feel for the city I am in - which means taking mass transit to its neighborhoods and walking around there. With two days at my disposal, I might devote one to land, one to get-on-off water taxi. I would like to try out a lot of Thai food that BKK is famous for; lacking a spectacular not-to-be--missed opportunity, I'll skip Western or even Indian. Window shopping is fun, but not much real shopping unless I see some travel-related gem (carry-on, dual-time watch, noise-canceling headphone, etc) for less than 1/2 of the best price I can get on the net! No kickboxing, tailored suits, dental work, or sex stuff---at least not this time. Now my specific questions - 1. My flight lands at 11PM. A little routine flight delay, immigration, customs, and I could easily be leaving the airport well past midnight. Do trains run that late? Would it even make sense to try to go to "my hotel" at that time? Should I just stay at the airport for a few hours? Or, at a hotel near the airport that night, and start my real trip next day? 2. Which area would be good for good access to trains as well as walking/eating experience? Last time I was in Sukhumvit, and it was fine, but I have no other experience to compare against. 3. If in addition to area, you can recommend a few specific hotels you regard as best values, that would be super. I won't be spending a lot of time in the hotel, but breakfast would be nice (I can and will even prefer to do other meals elsewhere, but morning is lazy time). Similarly a computer where I could check email would be good (won't have my own laptop). However, if Internet cafes are easily found, then this is less important. Price range around $30 and $50 was mentioned in another thread. Those are fine. I don't need luxury, just safe and clean in or close to good area, and above features. I am not big on hotel loyalty programs, but I can get Four Points Sheraton (Sukhumvit) at the rate of 1600 spg points + $30. American Airlines is offering Omni for 3900 miles/night. I can do these. However, I have other very good uses for points/miles, and certainly won't mind paying just cash for more flexibility and better bargains. 4. Finally, food advice is most welcome. Any non-to-be-missed areas/places? With that, and with my gratitude in advance, please advise away!