"Sawasdee - Welcome to Bangkok, the City of Angels" Bangkok by Wild_Orchid

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Wat's new? Wat's changed?


The Buddhist temples or "Wats" of Thailand have certainly been around for a long time. This is a picture that I really like. It shows safron robe clad Buddhist monks getting off a ferry at a pier. In the background is Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn which has was created in the Ayutthaya period.

Hot Stuff ! This city's so hot, it's Cool!


This is my third visit to Bangkok. It has changed so much, and all for the better! The picture shows all the hot stuff that Bangkok is famous for: spicy chilli sauce, fresh whole bird-eye chilli ("cili padi") and last but not least, tiny cloves of garlic. If you enjoy spicy food, you will certainly love the food here! For non-food lovers, Bangkok has a hot and liberated nightlife, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in Asia.

If you need to spice up your life, there is no where in the world like Bangkok!

Sawasdee-Welcome to Bangkok


Whatever you want, wherever you're from, you're sure to find it in Bangkok! :-) As the Thai's say " Sawasdee " - which means WELCOME. This picture was taken at the old Bangkok airport. The spanking new airport is HUGE-a massive structure made out of steel, steel and more steel.
It is really long and for some reason, they have put all the food outlets in one place. The duty free shops are plentiful but I did prefer the old airport a bit better-for shopping anyway. However, Suvarnabhumi airport is certainly less crowded and less chaotic.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:great shopping, food, the Sky train, warm and friendly people, hot night scene
  • Cons:traffic jams, pollution, hot night scene
  • In a nutshell:Spice up your Life in Bangkok!
  • Last visit to Bangkok: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 22, 2008
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  • jackyleung37's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    nice review

  • Apr 21, 2008 at 1:40 AM

    My dearest and beautiful Orchid, how are you? I miss BKK!!!

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2007 at 5:17 PM

    No one writes better tips than you, W_O. I always stay with friends when I am in BKK, but if I did not, you certainly convinced me about the Montien Hotel.

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2007 at 8:21 AM

    And the Montien Hotel is close to the Jim Thompson shop

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2007 at 8:01 PM

    Again, this is my second visit to Bangkok and this time, it will be longer. Thanks for your tips and warning. Very useful.

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2007 at 12:34 AM

    •:*¨`*:• Great, attractive & helpful. I like it•:*¨`*:• >:D< :x :)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 7:03 PM

    Very good page on bangkok with useful information! Thanks for dropping by my pulau redang page & have a nice weekend :)

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2006 at 11:37 PM

    Look up, look down... look up, look down... a girl could get dizzy just thinking about walking the walk in Bangkok :~)

  • austarman's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 6:22 PM

    Wow ~you look good by the pool at the Westin ;-)

  • Jasen71's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2005 at 6:29 PM

    Wat a lovely page on BKK...Cheers Jasen

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