"Bangkok - a frenetic city!" Bangkok by Robmj

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Bangkok is a fairly wild and chaotic city, but full of interest and excitement, in fact I would imagine that no matter what your tastes and preferences, you will find something of interest. You may have to look very hard for peace and tranquility however.

The city is a mix of western culture but fortunately clings onto its Thai traditions which is evident in its many religious monuments and its value system of Buddhism and its monarchy.

Temperature wise, the city can be stiffling with high humidity and it is also fairly polluted. The traffic chaos also has to be experienced. Sitting in your Tuk Tuk in rush hour will test your patience and your ability to suck in any clean air. However, the sights and smells should leave you exhilarated.

There is so much to do in this city. Its renowned for its bars, clubs, foods, shops and markets and of course has a great selection of temples, palaces and other fascinating sights to entertain you.

Some of the highlights for me included:
- yes, the bars around the Khao San Road area
- the stunning Grand Palace
- the impressive Wat Arun
- street food
- electronics shopping at the huge MBK mall

If you get sick of the big city, there are numerous day trips you can take to get a different perspective on Thai life, the temple ruins at Ayuthaya being one example just one and a half hours from the CBD.

However, above all when in this city, just get out and experience it, you're sure to have some fun along the way.

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  • Pros:Loads to see and do
  • In a nutshell:One of everything for everyone
  • Last visit to Bangkok: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2011
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