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|June 30th, 2011, 02:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
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BANGKOK 2011: 'The Baddest of the Bad...
...the coolest of the cool'
Run-D.M.C. - King of Rock
No trip around Asia is complete without stopping over in Bangkok. Despite not being as well ordered and building all that crazy stuff as some Chinese mega-cities that can be found in my signature, it's arguably the most freakin awesome, vibrant, hottest, craziest, tastiest, sexiest and generally the greatest city on our planet! No joke. So it's Bangkok time again. Some places that I have already been to but also some that I haven't seen before. Thanks to our SSC Thai forumer Atom from Ayutthaya who took me around town and showed some less central but interesting locations.
First a short video clip I made with my camcorder
1. Suvarnabhumi Airport arrivals area. The Airport terminal was completed in 2007 and to this day remains one of the largest and most impressive airport terminals in the world. Designed by Murphy/Jahn (who also designed Berlin Sony Center, Guangzhou Leatop Plaza, Frankfurt Messeturm and many other impressive buildings) it is an impressive structure
2. After endless delays the Airport Rail Link was opened in 2010. You can take an ordinary train with a few intermediate stops (takes 30 minutes) or express non-stop service which takes 15 minutes but is more expensive. As an alternative you can take a taxi. Being a fan of rail and public transport I always take a train when possible. And I wasn't disappointed. The railway is excellent. Served by smooth and modern German Siemens Desiro trains similar to those commonly used in Great Britain
3. Airport train ticket machine. Upon payment it gives an RFID token which works exactly same as in metro trains around the world
4. Views from the train
5. Airport road exit joins Krungthep-Chon Buri Motorway which is parallel to the railway track and is used to go from the Airport to Bangkok.
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