More cosmopolitan than any city in the world other than Shanghai in my thoughts. via ' Visitors to Bangkok can see the world's biggest gold Buddha, the largest crocodile farm and the biggest teakwood building. They can eat at the world's largest restaurant, cross the longest single-span suspension bridge and stay at the world's tallest hotel, the 89 storey Baiyoke II Tower.' ( I wonder if the hotel fact is still true?)
Plus take some of the most reasonable taxi trips in the world, meet some of the most accomodating people in the world, and see some of the most vibrant and innovative design from clothing to architecture!