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A Week in Bangkok

A July 2002 trip to Bangkok by Amelia_T

Quote: This was my second trip to Thailand and I wasn't really looking forward to spending a week in Bangkok after not really enjoying the few days I spent there last time. But I ended up having one of the best weeks holiday I have ever had!

A Week in Bangkok

Overview

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SHOPPING, SHOPPING, SHOPPING - if you're there on a weekend you must visit the Chatchuchak (spelling?) or Weekend Markets - absolutely huge, and selling everything you could imagine. You will probably only see a quarter of it in one day. Also check out the shopping centres around Bangkok as most are buildings with lots of market-style stalls inside them. Goods bargains are shoes (providing you're one of the smaller sizes), clothes and of course, all the fake stuff! I bought two fake Louis Vuitton handbags which came with the real handbag protector bags and are absolutely identical to the real thing. Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Without a doubt the best way to get aroun...Read More
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This hotel was in an unbeatable location, near a Skytrain station and lots of shopping centers and restaurants.

The rooms are fantastic and the staff was very nice (especially when you lock your key in the room!).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 18, 2003

Rembrandt Hotel
19 SUKHUMVIT SOI 18
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
662-261-7100

Cabbages and Condoms

Restaurant | "Cabbages & Condoms"

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A trip to Bangkok would not be complete without a night at Cabbages and Condoms! No--its not some weird, kinky sex restaurant--the owner is a champion of AIDS prevention in Thailand and proceeds of the restaurant go towards the cause. The restaurant is not that cheap but is worth it for the experience--the entire restaurant is filled with condoms and condom paraphernalia and is actually quite interesting once you get past the table tops which are topped with glass, under which are hundreds of colored condoms! The nicest place to sit is outside in the garden area which has vines falling from high above which are covered in tiny fairy lights. The food is excellent ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2003

Cabbages and Condoms
6 Soi 12, Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
+66 02 229 4611

MBK Foodcourt

Restaurant | "MK - fun, cheap dining"

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MK Restaurants are located in several different areas of Bangkok (and all over Asia I think) and are a fun night out. The main attraction is the Chinese Hotpot where you have a boiling pot of water in front of you and you order lots of different things to cook at your table--meat, fish, vegetables--whatever you want. And while the food is not the best in Thailand, the prices are reasonable as you can order as much or as little as you want.

If you have to wait for a table, go and check out the stalls on the lower levels of the shopping center. I bought several pairs of great shoes for A$10 (US$5) each!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 18, 2003

MBK Foodcourt
Siam Square
Bangkok, Thailand

Home

Attraction | "HOME Nightclub"

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No this is not the same as HOME Nightclub in Sydney, but it is actually owned by some young guys who were educated in Australia and they are really friendly. To get there, just ask a taxi driver to take you to Silom Soi 4 (pronounced ''si'') and then ask someone again when you get there to make sure the driver has taken you to the right place. The bar is in a closed-off street lined with clubs, but HOME was the nicest one (as recommeded by some Thai friends). Although it''s tiny, it would be as nice (or nicer!) than many bars in Sydney or any developed country. The music is all Western, up-to-date, and tends more towards R&B, but it''s got a great atmosphere, is reasonably priced...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2003

Home
114/14 Soi 4, Silom Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
+66 02 238 5257