Bangkok life is vibrant day and night, so you’ll never find yourself bored in your luxury hotel here. This bustling metropolis has a buzz like no other city, and although the temples and night markets are part of the city’s charm, there are so many different incredible experiences that await you. Here are seven things that will make your Bangkok trip extra special. 1. Get around the vast city in a Lamborghini. It’s no secret that traffic in Bangkok is horrendous. While you may not be able to make the traffic jams vanish, you don’t have to sit and suffer in a taxi. Instead, you can enjoy the comfort of a luxury sports car like a Lamborghini or a Porsche. Contact one of the many other luxury car rental companies that rent sports cars to tourists for a day or a week. 2. Take a private Thai cooking class. If you love Thai food as much as I do, you may be interested in recreating these tasty dishes back home. There are many excellent Thai cooking classes on offer throughout Bangkok, and many offer private lessons too. I particularly recommend the renowned Thai cookery school, Mandarin Oriental. They offer private 2-hour classes every afternoon and teach you how to create fine Thai cuisine as you would find in the top restaurants. 3. See the sights with a private helicopter tour. A great way to escape the busy streets is to charter a private helicopter to tour the city from above. Even if you’ve already checked out the landmarks on street level, you’ll be amazed at how different the city looks from a bird’s eye perspective. What’s more, if your luxury hotel in Bangkok has a helipad on the rooftop, you could even get them to drop you back to your accommodation after! 4. Enjoy a fine-dining river cruise. Another must-do gastronomic experience in Bangkok is the Michelin River Cruise. This is not your standard tourist boat trip, but a luxurious yacht-style cruise down the Chao Phraya river with a Michellin chef preparing you an exquisite onboard dinner. The cruise departs at 6 pm and includes pre-dinner canapes, a delicious 5-course Thai set menu and free-flowing cocktails and wine. You can opt for either the comfortable indoor or outdoor dining area to feast on these delights as you watch the sun setting over the high rises. 5. Go shopping in Gaysorn Village. There are many shopping malls in Bangkok, but most tend to lean towards the low-end high street stores. However, Gaysorn Village in Lumphini is an upmarket shopping complex that has only designer labels. Plus, what makes this 5-level shopping mall extra special is that along with global brands, you’ll find some of Thailand’s very best designers. Look out for Disaya, Fly Now, and Senada Theory, to name a few. 6. Have a drink or two at the world famous Sky Bar. Sky Bar at Lebua is one of the most well-known and highest rooftop bars worldwide. What’s more, Lebua State Tower is a fantastic place to spend a whole evening. First, enjoy a 5-star dinner at the 2 Michelin star Mezzaluna on the 65th floor or the alfresco Sirocco on the 63rd floor. Then watch the flickering cityscape while sipping on the best cocktails in town at the multi award-winning Sky Bar. 7. Take a day trip to Ayutthaya When the hustle and bustle of Bangkok gets too much, head to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a 90 minutes drive north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya city was founded in 1350 but then destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Today, the area is a UNESCO World Heritage site full of thought-provoking ruins. Furthermore, Ayutthaya is surrounded by nature and has a tranquil atmosphere, giving a much-needed breath of fresh air. Bangkok really does offer so many things to see and do which is why is a perennial favourite with Aussie travellers. After a long day’s sighseeing and taking in the incredible sights and sounds of this bustling city, head back to your luxury Bangkok hotel to enjoy the facilities and then rest up for what lies ahead tomorrow.