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An October 2006 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

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Nana Plaza Inn

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Nana Plaza Inn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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LocationOn the eastern side of Khaosan Road, Nana Plaza Inn enjoys a superb location, including a back-exit into an alley between Khaosan Road and Ratchadamnoen Avenue, where some of the best travel agencies in Bangkok are located.NameNana Plaza is one of the most infamous night-life spots in Bangkok, near Sukhumvit Road. However, Nana Plaza Inn is not near it and has no relation to it.BuildingNa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 8, 2008

Nana Plaza Inn
202 Khao San Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand
(662) 281-6402

Top Inn

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Top Inn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Four planes took me from New Mexico to Bangkok and into the worst jetlag in my life. Even the coup d'etat in Thailand that was dramatically announced during the flight from Taipei to Bangkok didn't worry me; I just wanted to sleep. Bangkok welcomed me in the early afternoon and the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2008

Top Inn
126/1 Khaosan Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10200
(66) 0-2281-9954

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Attraction | "Wat Arun - The Temple of Dawn"

Chao Praya River Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Engraved on the ten Baht coin, Wat Arun - namely the Dawn Temple - is one of the most distinctive views of Bangkok. LocationOfficially, the temple is in Thonburi, the former Thai capital located across the Chao Praya River from Bangkok. Reaching the TempleIt is possible to reach Wat Arun with one of t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2008

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun)
Thai Wang Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Silom Road

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Lumphini Park Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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A dichotomy peculiar to Bangkok defines Silom Road’s character as well. It has enough attractions – cultural and commercial – to keep most visitors busy for a whole week, but those are obscured by the bad reputation created by the three infamous Patpong alleys at the street eastern end. However, among Bangkok’s main streets, Silom Road offers the biggest diversity of all. Probably that is the result of its access to the Chao Praya River, to the Lumphini Park and its hosting the main c...Read More

Silom Road

Bangkok, Thailand

Sukhumvit Road Street Market

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Lumphini Park Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Some aspects of the Thai culture are rather unusual; among those is their deep fascination with weird world records. Beating the record for being caged with live scorpions is one of the most gruesome; others are just an obvious effort to force reality into a pleasing artifact. For example, Thais seriously claim that Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok is the longest street in the world; despite it being a huge metropolis, this is a dubious statement. Telling them that some large...Read More

Sukhumvit Road Street Market
Along Thanon Sukhumvit From Soi 1 To 20
Bangkok, Thailand