"The City of Angels" Bangkok by genie47

Bangkok Travel Guide: 10,476 reviews and 23,320 photos

Traffic snarls, touts at Patpong, heat, I like it

Landed here not expecting much since I live in a city. Instead I was pleasantly surprised. Bangkok's slight disorderly nature appeals much to me. Maybe because I come from a really sterile city.

Sombre, colorful, loud, overwhelming temples

Interestingly, you get awed by these monuments. Its like visiting many Taj Mahals.

On holidays they can be very crowded but there are many little unnoticed temples that are worth visiting besides the well-known ones. See my travelogues.

Replicants are loose in Bangkok

I can't go on without mentioning the night life. I'm not a participant of such rituals but the shopping at Patpong is interesting for a first timer like my wife here.

Replica luxury watches, replica luxury pens, replica luxury bags, replica T-shirts. It is unreal!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Inexpensive, food, shopping, temples, monuments
  • Cons:Heat and traffic
  • In a nutshell:Concentrated tourism
  • Last visit to Bangkok: May 2008
  • Intro Written Jun 10, 2008
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