Bangkok Journals

Bangkok Shopping

An April 2001 trip to Bangkok by writeonthespot

Modern Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: My first trip to Bangkok is my first trip abroad. There were so many firsts and so many fun experiences. It was indeed a blast because it strengthened my resolve to travel as often as I could. Bangkok is almost similar to Manila, I found, but different in many ways.

Bangkok Shopping

Overview

Modern Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok is fast becoming the shopping capital in the Southeast Asia region with its cheap goods and tourist-friendly environment. There’s a night market and a weekend market apart from other shopping havens found all over the metropolis. Although locals could not fluently communicate in English, their peaceful disposition, humble character and warm smile are enough to entice tourists to keep on coming back to Bangkok. The food is also a great come-on to Westerns and Asians, alike. Tourists bear the piquancy of its food just to enjoy the delicious spicy Thai cuisine. But apart from the food and people, what really drive tourists to this Aisan city is its popular night spots. Patphong is always a favori...Read More
Imperial Impala Hotel Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The accommodations are comfortable and spacious. It has lots of amenities and a Japanese restaurant. The buffet table which opens for breakfast offers delicious Thai food and fresh fruits.

It offers conference rooms for various functions and has many rooms for large groups. The location is also good because it is near the BTS Skytrain, the mall, and other major tourist sights. It is accessible to taxis which are available 24 hours.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 9, 2005

Imperial Impala Hotel
Sukhumvit Soi 24
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
(66 2) 259-0053

Cabbages and Condoms

Restaurant | "Cabbages & Condoms"

Cabbages and Condoms Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Because Thailand is experiencing a threat with its high statistics of AIDS cases, this restaurant is offering not only great-tasting Thai food but is also advocating safe sex, thus the name Cabbages and Condoms. There are different souvenir items at the entrance of the restaurant, some of which are shaped as condoms.The food is excellent and many tourists come here to partake of their delicious offering. There are air-conditioned rooms, but there are also outdoor dining areas that have a cozy atmosphere. My friends and I opted for the area in the open air on the second floor, beneath a large tree with Christmas lights hanging from the branches. I ordered a delicious Thai fish soup and fres...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2006

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

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Attraction | "Chatuchak Market (Weekend Market)"

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Chatuchak is like a small city in itself. The market is already divided into areas depending on the merchandise they are selling. There is an area for dry goods like clothes, bags and shoes. There is also an area allotted for household fixtures. Plants and raw food are also sold in one of the market’s section. It is quite big but still very much crowded because most people come here on weekends to buy things in bulk. They are cheap when you buy in big quantities, but you still need to have a skill in bargaining. Ask first the prices they offer and settle to the one selling the cheapest price. So as to avoid getting lost, mark down the stall name and number and check the market’s map for reference. Cha...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2005

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Paholyothin Road
Bangkok, Thailand

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Story/Tip

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The excitement and thrill of a first trip abroad has brought me a few sleepless nights. I gathered all information I could about Bangkok: I surfed the net, read travel books, and asked my friends who have been there. I was to go there with my colleagues for a three-day conference but we opted to stay for two weeks to do some sightseeing and shopping as well. To arrive at the airport at midnight might not seem to be a good start, but my friends were having so much fun that we were just laughing and joking around while queuing at the immigration. The highways were deserted, and we reached the hotel in a few minutes despite its distance from the airport. During the three-day conference, we were...Read More