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Twenty Four Hours Bangkok

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An October 2006 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

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Quote: Few cities are truly awake at all hours, fewer even manage to excite at all hours; Bangkok accomplishes both.

Twenty Four Hours Bangkok

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Holy Tree Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, 4am: Never dark, at this hour a myriad of neon lights focus our eyes on every single bit of human activity. A cool breeze, unobstructed by a congested city, finally manages to cool down the day excesses and people sit down at the many stalls scattered around, amusingly watching the crowds standing inside the counted, speeding buses. Many markets, especially those selling food and located next to travel centers, are open at these hours.Bangkok, 10am: This is a good hour to begin a shopping day. A new shopping mall pops up every month in this behemoth of a metropolis, but the main ones are comfortably placed in a relatively small area next to the central Ratchaprasong intersection....Read More

Bangkok, 4am

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Alien Resident Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Maybe I was returning from a trip to another city, suffering from a jet lag or just returning to the hotel after a long night, despite the circumstances, Bangkok at 04:00 AM was always a thrilling place.Never dark, at this hour a myriad of neon lights focus our eyes on every single bit of human activity. A cool breeze, unobstructed by a congested city, finally manages to cool down the day excesses and people sit down at the many stalls scattered around, amusingly watching the crowds standing inside the counted, speeding buses.Many markets, especially those selling food and located next to travel centers, are open at these hours. The one at the Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal is w...Read More

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Bangkok, 10am

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CentralPlaza Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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10:00 AM in Bangkok is a good hour to begin a shopping day. A new Bangkok mall pops up every month in this behemoth of a metropolis, but the main ones are comfortably placed in a relatively small area next to the central Ratchaprasong intersection.CentralWorld (former World Trade Center) has recently emerged from a massive renewal; the old and dark structure was replaced by huge amounts of glass and is now a river of light. The biggest shopping mall in Thailand includes six shoppi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 26, 2007

Bangkok, 4pm

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Starbucks Khaosan Road Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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4:00 PM in Bangkok is the perfect time to relax after a day packed with excitements; a time to gather strength for the approaching night. A combination that fits the hour, the climate and the city is a relaxing session of traditional Thai massage followed by a visit to a good coffee shop. Most top quality hotels offer both, but somehow, inside them this wonderful city fades out. The best place for a Thai massage would be at Wat Pho – the main school of the art in the country - or at the nearby Khaosan Road, where there are more options for a coffee afterwards. If choosing the last, the best place...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2007

Loy Nava Riverboat Dinner Cruise

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Restaurant | "Bangkok, 10pm"

Loy Nava Riverboat Dinner Cruise Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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At 10:00 PM, the Big Chili’s can offer some unusual sights; floating on the calm waters of the Chao Praya River await the visitor romantic dinners and awesome views. The murmuring, slow-flowing water around the boat is part of the magic of seeing the city unhurriedly revealing its wonders.The Loy Nava cruises comfortably leave from the Oriental Hotel Pier, twice every evening, at 6:00 PM (the Sunset Cruise) and at 8:00 PM (the Bangkok at Night cruise). They have an inclusive fare (tri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2007

Loy Nava Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Chao Phreo River
Bangkok, Thailand