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Old July 21st, 2011, 04:12 PM   #81
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it really is a great, dirty, messy and fun city! I miss it now
I wouldn't say Bangkok is "dirty". It may look messy in places (certainly not everywhere) but most definitely not dirty.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 05:27 PM   #82
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For the messy part. I blame the messy ugly powerlines.
I'm glad that they'd started to put them underground. The major road anyway.

Example of a thai city after the powerlines had been put underground.

Phuket City

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Thalang Rd., Phuket, Thailand by Nobythai

Look so much better with them underground.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:11 AM   #83
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True, it looks better. I wonder why Bangkok hasn't done it yet? It's not exactly rocket science and doesn't really cost that much. Although it doesn't really bother me. Bangkok is just as great with overhead power wires as it would be without.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM   #84
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The main reason is putting them underground is very expensive! It cost 20-30 times more compare to overhead powerlines.
But some major roads and important roads in BKK already have them underground. Like Silom Road, Siam district, Grand Palace area and ratchadamnoen avenue etc.
Right now they're working on 16 more roads, which include Khaosan Road and some roads in Rattanakosin Island (old area of BKK), Victory Monument area and all the way to Sukhumvit road (finally). They should be complete in 2013.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #85
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Very impressive. Have to start making plans to visit this great city
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Old July 28th, 2011, 04:23 AM   #86
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More photos of the City of Angels


273. View from Asok BTS station


274. Sukhumvit road is busy with new constructions


275. Metro. At the present Bangkok has only one MRT metro line (excluding the two BTS Skytrain lines which are virtually identical to metro). Bangkok has been expanding its rail transport in the recent decade but not as fast as the demand for travel was rising, hence there are some problems with traffic and development. At the present the transport map looks like this. And in the future the MRT network should look something like this. The sooner it happens the better. Even today you can experience how easy it is to get around in areas served by BTS and MRT.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 04:28 AM   #87
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276. MRT stations are modern and spacious. Very much resembles Singapore MRT


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278. Thanon Yowarat. The main street of Bangkok Chinatown which is often described as the largest Chinatown in the world. And it is indeed massive. Not your ordinary Western style Chinatown for tourists but rather an extensive urban city district. Lots of dining options there.


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Old July 28th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #88
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Some fantastic shots youve got there, C-Town looks interesting.

Did you try Birds Nest soup that theyre advertising there?
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Old July 29th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #89
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Chinatown in Bangkok is unique.
There are both beautiful Chinese temples and Thai temples.

Chineses are assimilated to Thai society very well. The new generation of Chineses are proud to be Thai. Most of them can't speak or read Chineses but they still keep some attitude and ceremony in Chinese culture.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #90
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Cool serie of a cool city!

I really like Bangkok when I visited it. Nice people and food! Just stay out of the areas catering to Western tourists...
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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #91
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Cool serie of a cool city!

I really like Bangkok when I visited it. Nice people and food! Just stay out of the areas catering to Western tourists...
Stay out? No way! :P

And those areas also cater for Japanese and other Asian tourists too.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 12:36 AM   #92
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maybe he was talking about red light districts?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 12:45 AM   #93
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maybe he was talking about red light districts?
I'm pretty sure these are also more frequented by Japanese, Koreans and Chinese than Westerners. Times are changing.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:30 AM   #94
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More Chinatown

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281. All kinds of tasty stuff sold around


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287. Chinese style temple
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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:36 AM   #96
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288. Chinatown gates


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Following photos are from Silom area

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292. Bangkok tries to go more clean and green. Some newer taxis are using CNG

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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:37 AM   #97
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296. Warm rice right on the street


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so how long did you explore china town?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:38 AM   #99
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Fascinating city!
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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:29 AM   #100
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Nice Bangkok street life pics....thanks for posting..:cheer2:
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