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<b>There are a lot of good things about Bangkok. This is not one of them. It is however typical on any given day in this heaving metropolis.

Anyway, it's worth putting up with the coronary-inducing traffic jams, pollution, annual floods and sticky weather to experience one of Asia's most exciting cities. Bangkok has dominated Thailand's urban hierarchy, as well as its political, commercial and cultural life, since the late 18th century. Although the late 20th-century boom is over - you can still shop in air-conditioned comfort in Western-style malls - the city is a long way from being 'tamed'.

Bangkok proper seethes on the east side of the Chao Phraya River, drawing rural Thai folk into its cluttered fold daily. The city is reportedly sinking at a rate of 90cm (36in) every year, but there's too much happening in this vibrant city for anyone to get that sinking feeling for too long.</b>

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