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Old March 30th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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My trip to Bangkok, Thailand!!!

My latest trip I went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then continued on to the exciting megapolis of Bangkok in Thailand!

This is continuing on the 'series' of my trips and you can see my other cities I have visited on the links on my signature below.

I will start to post the photos later on the next post so stay tuned!


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Old March 31st, 2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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Ah, that's the most exciting part... perhaps because, without a slightest doubt, Bangkok is the most exciting, incredible and simply the most amazing city in the world (and universe for that matter).


It would also be wonderful to see some descriptions and impressions of the places you were visiting. I can't wait to be in Bkk again so I'll stay tuned for sure.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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Old March 31st, 2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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I will follow this thread; Bangkok its a very nice city
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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Okay, heres the first day in Bangkok!

After coming from KL, we landed in Bangkok at night and our drive along the expressway to our hotel was very smooth and
quick. For some reason, Bangkok felt very clean and efficient as our first impression. I know it was night time and we barely saw much but thats how I felt!

Anyway, the next day was our first proper day and unfortunately, the skies weren't that great. Bangkok felt much cooler
in comparison to KL but still quite warm.

We decided to take the skytrain to Siam Paragon and it is so conveniant! After a short 2-3 min ride, we hopped off and
the shopping mall is connected to the station. Heres a pic looking down on Sukhumvit Rd from the station.



Siam Paragon seemed to sell more luxury and high end things and today it was quite empty. I'm not sure if it was the time
of the day and everyone was working or what.



Another level of Paragon.



Many little shops with interesting features are around the place.



Everywhere in East/S.E Asia (esp HK, Japan, etc...) you go are always delicious bakery items!!



Soon after a leisurely stroll around the Paragon complex, we headed to the first proper sights.



The skyline of Bangkok passing by



Random street on the way. Anyone know where this is?



I think this is the main train station. Again, passing it on the way to our sight.



We went first to Wat Traimit, located near Chinatown. I didn't know much about this place but I learnt that the gold
statue located inside was actually accidentally discovered to be gold when they dropped it and the concrete casing
smashed and revealed the inner gold! Incredible!



The following few photos are of the same temple.















I think the temple is built fairly recently (like 50yrs ago). More information is on the Wikipedia page











Leaving Wat Traimit, we went through the busy and chaotic streets of the Chinatown area. Unfortunately, we didn't get a
chance to walk around here.



Very crowded, people and traffic. Oh and by the way, before coming here, we were constantly reminded of how bad the traffic was!



More of Chinatown. From what it looks like from the car window, it looks sort of Hong Kong style streets there (crowded, neon
signs, shop fronts etc). I'm not sure as we didn't walk around there though.



On the way to Wat Pho! This area sort of is like a brother to the Forbidden City in Beijing in a way as the palaces and temples
are in this one old city area, and it is surrounded by a large wall (in this case, white).



More photos soon!
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 01:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for these, look forward to the rest.
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Love this space near Siam Paragon...
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/781/dsc05967s.jpg
Looks and feels like a tunnel even though it's not. Very urban, busy and packed with concrete (which I love) and buzz all around.
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Love this space near Siam Paragon...
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/781/dsc05967s.jpg
Looks and feels like a tunnel even though it's not. Very urban, busy and packed with concrete (which I love) and buzz all around.
Same, we lived about 20meters away from Sukhumvit Rd where the Skytrain looms above you and it feels very urban and a lively, working city.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #9
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Here are some more photos continuing on!



Can you spot it??




Our next stop - Wat Pho. This is one of the most famous attractions in Bangkok and is located in the old city very
close to the Grand Palace. We went in the afternoon and it was much cooler and quieter but still, the sky wasn't the best.



I was very surprised there as those 'prangs' are huge! They loom over you and are very grand. I love grand buildings and monuments...



More of those prangs



Beautiful roofs and colours











A tourist sign



Leaving Wat Pho, we drove around the old part of Bangkok



There are pictures and monuments of the king and the royal family everywhere in Bangkok!!



Passing the Giant Swing i always hear about



Anothe beautiful temple in the old city. The old city is dotted with temples and other attractions and we only got to see the main ones.



More coming soon!!
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Old April 6th, 2011, 01:00 PM   #10
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Old April 9th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #11
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more photos from my trip to Bangkok!


Still in the old town area I think as there aren't any skyscrapers to be seen


Many of the walls surrounding the many temples


More government looking buildings in the old town



Royal family portraits still everywhere!



Another temple



Not sure where this is




Approaching Baiyoke Tower in the distance!



Major traffic




Baiyoke tower again



And again



Another random street in Bangkok



Driving just under the tallest skyscraper here.



Just ahead (probably can't tell), is this rail track that crosses, and when the train comes, a massive blockage fence
thing is set up and when the train passes, it is taken away for the cars to pass



Very green area of Bangkok. Also have no idea where this is either. There are a lot of these old wooden stilt house
looking thigs. anyone know what these are and where this is?



Closer look at them



This is near by the previous two photos.



Back to the very urban Sukhumvit Rd!!



On Sukhumvit Rd looking towards south (I think)



Still on Sukhumvit Rd looking north (I think)



More Sukhumvit Rd




View of Bangkok from hotel



Another view - this time looking east. You can see the skytrain below.



Bangkok traffic on Sukhumvit Rd!!



more later!
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Old April 9th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #12
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Old April 10th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #14
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thanks! i will post more soon
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Old April 10th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #15
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BKK, always loved it!
Although the weather seemed not very good for you..
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #16
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BKK, always loved it!
Although the weather seemed not very good for you..
haha, the weather was only not as good on the first day... the next few days it was very sunny!
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #17
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more photos of around Bangkok

bakery foods.... mmmmmmmm



Siam skytrain station







Looking below Nana St. I love how it looks so dense with the markets below



Walking around Chit Lom station. Below are many high class hotels



KRISPY KREMES!!!! I've never had these before and I've heard alot about them and upon spotting one in Bangkok, I
had to try it and they are amazing!



Outside Siam Paragon. You can see the Siam station skytrain to the right. On the bottom floor is the Siam Ocean World
which is a large marine aquarium zoo thing (I think largest in S.E.Asia) and lots of exhibits. Pretty interesting!



Near Siam Paragon - not sure what I'm looking at here



Siam Paragon Shopping Complex







traffic at Sukhumvit Rd



the infamous Bangkok traffic near Chit Lom station
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Ok, that is many pictures from the Sukumvhit area - did you visit other areas as well?
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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #19
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I LOVE BANGKOK!

i spent two weeks there in january and loved every second of it. it's really a place to be experienced on foot.
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Ok, that is many pictures from the Sukumvhit area - did you visit other areas as well?
yea, of course, but our hotel was off a street off Sukhumvit so we walked around there more.

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I LOVE BANGKOK!

i spent two weeks there in january and loved every second of it. it's really a place to be experienced on foot.
We were there January too! I love Bangkok too, but i feel I have not seen and experianced much of it at all. Which is a good thing in a way because it means theres so much more to explore later!
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