Bangkok Journals

Bangkok’s 23 First Journals: the Index

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An October 2008 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

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Attractions in Bangkok: the Index

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Amarin Plaza Surroundings Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Religious Sites"A temple on every corner" seems to be the local motto; Bangkok is home to hundreds of temples, including three of the highest rank in the complex hierarchical classification of Thai temples. These are Wat Mahathat (home to the Emerald Buddha), Wat Ratchapradit and Wat Ratchaburana. These structures are Bangkok’s soul; they transf...Read More

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Coffee in Bangkok: the Index

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Segafredo Crystal Park Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Few cities seem to be better positioned for earning the title of capital of the Multipolar Global Village than Bangkok. The cosmopolitan population, the myriad of visitors and the lack of imperial connotations, make it an ideal candidate. Beyond that, it's a shopping paradise which will keep troublemakers busy for eons. Under the circumstances, knowing your way among the city coffee shops is imperative.ChainsA highly aromatic and tasteful pleasure, coffee deserves an equally attractive logo, a rich, evocative one, capable of creating a visual foreplay before the drink is enjoyed. ...Read More

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Eating in Bangkok: the Index

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Tom Yam Kung Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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I consider Thai food to be the best in the world. A dish too spicy for me to be eaten makes me feel miserable and strengthens my determination to increase my chili tolerance; the day in which all of this marvelous cuisine would be accessible to me is not far.Hybrid RestaurantsIgnoring this booming side of the local scene is impossible. Wherever tourists arrive, soon appear restaurants offering Western-Thai hybrid menus that explore the inexpensive side of both cuisines. Many of those feature attractive setups, allowing generous sights of the surroundings. On ...Read More

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Hotels in Bangkok: the Index

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Central World Plaza Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Below Any Possible RatingExploring extremes is a good way to get to know a new environment; I explored the bottom boundaries of the hotels in Bangkok, especially in the Khaosan Road area.Merry V has a superb location in the Khaosan Road area and a nice coffee-shop, but its rooms remind the matchboxes seen in "The Beach." The bed was covered with a very old sheet; it was so thin due to age and use that the holes in it looked as a fancy part of its original design. Since my room was at a corner, it had windows on two walls, one facing the bed an...Read More

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Delifrance Silom Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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ShoppingThe main shopping area of Bangkok is a long strip running along Rama I, Ploen Chit and Sukhumvit Roads. The Skytrain travels along the whole of it, though only by walking it is possible to explore all the options in this dense concentration of malls.The main shopping malls in the area include those in the ...Read More

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Experiences in Bangkok: the Index

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Central World Plaza Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Some experiences are too specific and do not fit other categories; yet they are an integral part of any visit.WalkingWalking around is the best way of learning a city, since while traveling around the landscape moves too fast and memorizing details is difficult.Bangkok’s Inner Pace: the Walks takes the traveler along a series of themed walks that include: A Walk among Bangkok’s Chinese and Indian Markets, the Nature Walk, the Social Ladder Walk, the Shameless Shopping Walk, and the Ethnic Walk. The journal dedicated...Read More

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