We're planning a brief stop-over in Bangkok en route to Greece for 9 or 10 hours in late July. Our flight arrives at either 2:30 or 3:30pm on a Friday afternoon and our flight to Athens leaves at 12:35am.
During this time we would like to go into town for a good traditional Thai massage followed by dinner in a good typical outdoor foodstall before returning to the airport. We speak English, so it's not so important if the massage place is geared towards Japanese customers.
One complication is, that we have a 6 year old son who will not be interested in getting a massage and we're not too keen on havinig him wonder off alone into the madness of the city while we try to get a relaxing massage. So I guess we'll have to take turns and have separate one hour sessions each while one of us looks after him.
While we have him wait during our massages, I think he would be interested in seeing a market where they sell things like live snakes and frogs (to eat of course) and foodstalls deep frying bugs, etc..
Would this be possible in one general location?
I don't suppose food markets remain open until late afternoon/early evening.
Any suggestions on a place where we can combine massage/kiddie entertainment/traditional foodstalls
would be welcome.
It would also be helpful if there was a major hotel nearby where we will be able to catch a reliable "metred" cab back to the airport at around 9:30 pm.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.