Plenty of bars and clubs and a mix of locals and ex pats. It is a must see spot for night life in Bangkok. Helpful tip, Khao San Road is not the only road in the area with bars. pretty much the entire block is party central.
The small Thai town of Mae Sai is the ideal vantage point to look at the so-called Golden Triangle In the area there is a small temple and most importantly, the view that we have of the natural union of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. More than half of opium consumed in the world comes from this area, so that the name comes from what was paid, and the price of gold valued until recently. Fortunately, the founddation, which is chaired by the King of Thailand's mother, is slowly trying to eradicate the crop in favor of sustainable farms.
If you're in Chiang Mai on a Saturday, I recommend that you visit the Night Market which takes place between 5 and 10 pm on Wailai Road, opposite the South Gate. This is a much smaller market than on Sundays, mainly attended by locals and residents. It is very charming, a true reflection of the tastes of Thais, where you will find home decorations, jewelry, clothing, food, etc. On Lai Wai Street you'll find a fork off to the right. Take it and you'll come to two tiny temples (one made of silver) which are very beautiful lit up at night. The main temple is called Wat Si Suphan. Worth the experience!
About 3 years ago, you could enjoy on departure or arrival at Koh Samui Airport an outdoor boulevard full of restaurants and upscale shopping. For shopping lovers, internationally known firms and for those who want to enjoy the best restaurants in this place find what you were looking for. This ride has been built without skimping on details. There are numerous wooden galleries, gardens, spaces for relaxing outdoor terraces and a variety of shops of all kinds is what you will find in Samui Park Avenue. It's not your typical mall that you find in any major train station or airport. Like Koh Samui Airport, this boulevard is designed in such a way that fits perfectly in a tropical setting surrounded by greenery and with numerous details that make this a pleasant place to go for a stroll. If you do come here, make sure you go for a walk and just soak up the atmosphere.
The Phuket Old Town is a very nice place to explore because it's quite small and really only one square with four or five streets branching out. The main street is Thalang Road and it's famous for its Portuguese-English colonial style buildings dating back to the the early 20th century. You can also see Malay and Chinese architecture resulting from the mining boom of the last centuries. After years of neglect, the local government is finally restoring this beautiful area.