Bangkok is huge, and it is hot, hot, hot. It is also a modern, prosperous metropolis that competes with Singapore and Tokyo. It takes hours to travel from one end of town to the other. You can find pretty much anything there. Shopping and dining opportunities are endless.
It slipped into the water.
Jurrasic Park right in the city. It let us come to within about 6 feet of it, and showed no fear. We watched it eat several snails, hiding under fallen leaves. In fact, as we continued on our way, we saw several others, some up to about 8 feet long. They non-chalantly ambled past picnicing families with little fear. It turns out that Water Monitors are common throughout Bangkok, always near water.