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Bangkok Beyond Midnight: Internet, Express Boats and More

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An October 2008 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

Dawn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: On internet after midnight, express boats along the Chao Phraya River, late night coffees in Mo Chit and more.
Dawn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand has been conquered by Wi-Fi technology; street signs in Bangkok advertise 64000 hot spots there, creating a reality in which most of the Western-style coffee shops in urban areas are connected. The main Wi-Fi provider in the country is KSC; the company offers a single hour prepaid package for 150 baht, roughly ten times the price of an hour at the less expensive Thai internet kiosks; a daily unlimited account costs also 150 baht. However, for 500 baht unlimited monthly access is gained; thus the last option is the only worthy one. Cards can be pur...Read More

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Mo Chit Market

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Attraction | "Mo Chit Bus Terminal"

Mo Chit Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Mo Chit is Bangkok's northern bus terminal and the largest terminus in town; it serves destinations in the north, northeast and parts of Thailand's eastern coast. It is located away from the Skytrain and Metro stations of the same name, but can be approached with bus number three from near Khaosan Road and taxis. The terminal is divided into three zones. One serves buses travelling within ...Read More

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Mo Chit Market
Mo Chit BTS Station
Bangkok, Thailand

Victory Monument

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Attraction | "The Victory Monument and Surroundings"

Victory Monument Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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It is not possible to claim the Victory Monument is among Bangkok’s main attractions. Yet, if staying a few days in town it is difficult to avoid its central location. Moreover, the area’s view is quite distinctive; recognizing the site after one view is easy."Here is the where the Skytrain makes a half circle," I found myself thinking every time I crossed the area. Tired of repeating myself, I decided to explore it.Anusawari Chai SamoraphumT...Read More

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Victory Monument
Between Din Daeng, Phahonyothin, Phayathai and Ratchawithi Roads
Bangkok, Thailand 10040
+66 02 694 1222 (Tou

Chao Phraya Express Boat

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Attraction | "The Chao Phraya Express Boat Company"

Chao Phraya Express Boat Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Few methods of mass transport are as attractive as a speed boat roaming the main river splitting a town. In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company provides five routes of public transport along the Chao Phraya River. Some of the lines offered are rather crowded and getting good views in them is a bit difficult, but if choosing the more expensive lines near the beginning or ending of their operation times, finding seats is easy.The LinesThe five different lines can be differentiated by the small triangular flags placed at th...Read More

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Chao Phraya Express Boat
78/24-29 Maharaj Rd.
Bangkok 10200
+66(0) 2222-5330

The Giant Swing - Sao Ching Cha

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Street Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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One of Bangkok's landmarks, the Giant Swing provides an unforgettable view to the visitors. Its slim, gracious shape creates a gate into a magical city where strangely shaped stuppas, giant swings and mighty stone guardians compete for a place in the travelers’ heart. I found that all of them fit well in there.In recognition of their place in the shaping of modern Bangkok, the Giant Swing and Wat Suthat were suggested as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005; as of early 2009, there is no final decision on the issue.Sao Ching Cha – The Giant Swing...Read More

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