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Bangkok Visit During Mid Autumn

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A September 2009 trip to Bangkok by Eric from Aiea

Hanging out with an elephant Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: It's always a good thing to have great friends in Bangkok to really let you enjoy Thai culture and hospitality as you explore the massive capital city and its surrounding areas.

Coffee Bean by Dao

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Restaurant | "A "Must" Visit in Bangkok"

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Coffee Beans by Dao is a very popular place (There are branches of it in Bangkok) amongst the 20s-30s crowd as well as amongst some of the expats. It now is the place I point out to visiting friends as the one place that they need to try while in Thailand – because your not going to find a place with better desserts.While visiting a long time friend from the music industry and his wife in Bangkok, they told me of a place that was a must to visit and that was one of their favorites to go to. So the first chance we had, we went to Coffee Beans by Dao in the Sukhumvit area. By the time we left, I was in complete agreement with my friends on why they visit Coffee Beans by Dao frequently, because it...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2009

Coffee Bean by Dao
Casa Viva 47, Soi Ekkamai 12 (Sukhumvit Soi 630, Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 713-2594-8

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Hotel | "One Really Big Hotel!"

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When unexpected Vietnam visa issue came up prior to departure at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok , a friend of mine at JAL helped me by sending me to the luxurious Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport for the night. The hotel is located just a three-minute walk from the airport’s main terminal and connected by a 200 metre, air-conditioned underground walkway. With a 24 hr airport shuttle every 10 min from Gate 4 Level 2 there is no better place to stay if you are leaving soon and want a good night’s sleep.Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport may not be the cheapest but the pay off between a good night sleep and getting a half night sleep makes it worth it. Novotel is really ideal if you do not wan...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2009

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand 10540
+66 (2) 1311111

Majestic Grande

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Hotel | "A Beautiful Hotel with a Central Location"

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I enjoyed my stay at the Majestic Grande Hotel, and hope to stay longer than just one night on next visit! This hotel has two great things going for it that make it a great stay, location and quality. It also had a very good staff, and if you combine those three things and a great room price – you have a place worth coming back to.The hotel reception area itself is really beautiful in its layout. The reception service was fast and very friendly, with the staff being of great assistance on all my questions. I had an early morning check out and absolute no problems at all with it. The room I had was large and had a very comfortable bed and the whole room had a very tasteful decor. I really liked t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2009

Majestic Grande
12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
+66 (2) 2622999

Siam Niramit

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Attraction | "Displaying The Musical Beauty of Thai Culture"

Siam Niramit Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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If you are looking for an evening cultural event that can be one of your best experiences in Thailand, then you may want to attend a performance of the Enchanted Kingdom and go and see Siam Niranit. Here you will find more than just the show itself, with the Thai village and the music and dancing in the Theater courtyard being the extra effort that all together can make for one of your best evenings in Bangkok. Siam Niramit is a elaborate performance of the Kingdom of Siam’s arts and cultural civilization as they have transcended through history in storytelling and religion and used to tell the story of a mythical kingdom of Siam. This is a fantasy world Thailand that is all the more spectacul...Read More

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Siam Niramit
19 Tiamruammit Road, Huaykwang
Bangkok, Thailand 10320
+662 649-9222

We Are Going to Siam Niramit

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Hanging out with an elephant Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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My friend Pukky in Bangkok always manages to find the most unique and different experiences to show me Thailand and Thai culture each time I stop for a visit. When she told me that we were going to Saim Niramit, I honestly did not have any idea of what that was. Had she said that tonight we are going to an absolutely wonderful Thai Opera performed on the largest stage in the world by a cast of hundreds, I would have had a better idea what was coming. It took the brochure at the ticket office for me to figure out what was in store for the evening.We got there early, and decided that we would try the buffet and the show. At 350 Baht for the huge buffet, a lot in Thailand, you would have expecte...Read More

Ancient Siam

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Attraction | "Seeing Thailand in a Day is Possible at Ancient Siam"

Ancient Siam Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Did you ever think it would be possible to see the Kingdom of Thailand in but a day? You can do just that with a day trip to visit and explore Ancient Siam’s scaled down replicas of monuments, temples, palaces, and buildings.The entrance fee for foreigners is THB 300 per person and for Thais it is THB 150 per person. To move around the park, golf cars or bicycles can be rented, and private vehicles are also allowed at a fee of THB 300. Best recommendation is to rent a golf cart instead of a car (you will be getting in and out of the car often). Ancient Siam (formerly known as Ancient City) is a short distance from the Crocodile Farm and 8 kilometers from Samut Prakan town. Claiming...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2009