"Bangkok, the (bad) first impression of Thailand" Bangkok by karin_kamphuis

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Bangkok: Busy, Busy and BUSY!!!!!!

We only stayed in Bangkok for 3 days, but saw different things typical Bangkok.

We had a great hotel, visited The Grand Palace, The World Trade Centre Shopping Centre, went to the Cinema, shopped at the local markets in the evening, had a great Thai massage and we saw the Erawan Shine a holy buddha where all Thai people go and pray.

We also stayed near Bangkok at Ao Prao resort on Koh Samet; the best resort we've seen!!!!! See the Koh Samet pages: http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/6c990/160b51/

The really BIG guards from the temples:

Gold everywhere!!!! Take your sunglass with you!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice culture, beautiful architecture, great shopping, Thai Massage and CHEAP!!!
  • Cons:busy, sometimes "bad" people who try to cheat you, traffic and bad smells
  • In a nutshell:Don't remember your first impression!!!!! There's more than the traffic, the smells and the packed city!
  • Last visit to Bangkok: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 9, 2005
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2009 at 7:02 AM

    Nice photos and tips. I am thinking about visiting Thailand -- so I am especially appreciate the informative hotel tip.

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