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Old October 16th, 2013, 05:21 AM   #21
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nice but it looks dense and crowded.
That is what a metro area of over 14,000,000 looks like.....it's also very hot and humid but that too is too be expected in a tropical climate...
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Old October 16th, 2013, 11:46 AM   #22
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See, some parts of BANGKOK is very organized and can tell it's a modern city. BUT look at the suburb; geez, what a hole to live in.
I am not saying BANGKOK is bad but, just keep that in mind.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #23
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Being critical of Bangkok is like hating yourself. Bangkok is probably the most amazing city on earth!
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Old October 16th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #24
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Great updates Pansori. This picture is gorgeous!
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Old October 17th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #25
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Being critical of Bangkok is like hating yourself. Bangkok is probably the most amazing city on earth!
You're probably right. Being in Bangkok is like being in a different dimension even without taking any drugs.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #26
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Terminal 21 complex which includes a fancy shopping mall, cinema, gourmet market and other good things
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Millennium Residence towers seen from Benjakiti Park
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #27
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Benjakiti Park. It's a quiet and peaceful park with an artificial lake in the middle. Excellent for jogging or just relaxing away from the noisy streets
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:09 AM   #28
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Traffic on Ratchadaphisek Road
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Old October 19th, 2013, 05:55 AM   #29
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Is there any other East/South East Asian city that is similar to Bangkok?
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #30
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Is there any other East/South East Asian city that is similar to Bangkok?
Many cities in SE Asia have things that are common. But overall the answer is no.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:47 PM   #31
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Looks like blue skies are a rarity in Asia, you must feel quite at home then.

Bangkok looks very urban, no doubt a great place for urban photography (why don't you do some long-exposure night shots of the river, there's some fantastic angles there?) but from the urban planning point-of-view it's a bit of a mess - contemptuous of humans with those wide roads and elevated expressways.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #32
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Looks like blue skies are a rarity in Asia, you must feel quite at home then.
It was the rainy season which means you might get sunshine/rain switching many times a day.


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Bangkok looks very urban, no doubt a great place for urban photography but from the urban planning point-of-view it's a bit of a mess - contemptuous of humans with those wide roads and elevated expressways.
True. Bangkok, even if not a mess per se, should improve its act when it comes to urban planning policies and especially transport. It's amazing for tourists and short-stay visitors but from a practical perspective it is obvious that it needs to improve some very fundamental aspects of its urban layout and especially transport. And, above all, do it fast if willing to stay in the very competitive game of SE Asian urban centers.

As for long-exposure night shots... eh... let's just say I didn't have time for that
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Next to Central World which is Bangkok's (and one of the world's) largest shopping mall. It was partially destroyed by a fire a few years ago but successfully rebuilt
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Street traffic and elevated Skytrain tracks
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Erawan Shrine. A Hindu shrine in the heart of Bangkok which must be one of the busiest places of this kind in the city. People (local and tourist) continuously flock in
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Views from the elevated pedestrian walkway along Phloen Chit road (same road as Rama I Rd and Sukhumvit Rd)
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Street level in the area along Phloen Chit Road walking towards Asok
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Railway level crossing. A kind of sight you may not necessarily expect while walking in the area but Bangkok does have its fair share of contrasts. I was somewhat tempted to take a walk alongside the railway. I'll probably do it next time I'll be in Bkk
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Meanwhile continuing on Sukhumvit Road
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Old October 20th, 2013, 03:51 AM   #38
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wow very colorfull,great jod!!
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One of Bangkok's urban features is the 'system' of small streets (Soi) connecting to the main roads. Problem with them is that they're very often dead-ends which is a recipe for traffic problems. It's rather obvious by just looking at the map.

This is Sukhumvit Soi 4 aka Soi Nana Tai which is one of a number of very busy Sois on Sukhumvit Road
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The main 'landmark' of Soi 4 is Nana Plaza Entertainment complex which is mainly accommodating Go-go bars and is dedicated mainly for foreigners (Caucasians and Asians... that's how it works in Thailand... places are sometimes dedicated for certain race/ethnicity). Yes, this is one of the hotspots of the naughty side of Bangkok which does indeed have an enormous so-called adult entertainment industry in addition to the 'regular' Western-style nightlife scene which by itself is perhaps the world's largest, most intense and fascinating
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An interesting car in Sukhumvit Soi 18. I'm usually aware of various models in various countries but can't figure out what car this is. It looks Japanese though
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Old October 21st, 2013, 02:10 AM   #40
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One of the towers of Millennium Residence. According to their website prices start from 89000THB/sq m (which is around US$2500). Not bad for what seems to be one of the prime residential properties in the city. of course I could imagine the upper floors with city views cost much more than that
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Supercar showroom
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Benjasiri Park on Sukhumvit Road next to The Emporium Mall. Urban public parks is something I would like to see more of in Bangkok though
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