Bangkok Journals

Bangkok's Bourgeois Burgers

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A travel journal to Bangkok by SeenThat

R Burger Combo Close Look Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: Unless you are a profesional spy, arriving late at the airport is a bad idea. Unwordly burgers and the best curries in the world await to those of us arriving early at Suvarnabhumi. A journal about an unhurried day preceding a long trip.

Black Canyon Coffee

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Restaurant | "A Red Curry in a Black Canyon"

Black Canyon Coffee Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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I like arriving early at the airports. It is not that I expect my flights to leave before time; that would never happen. Airports – at least the biggest among them – are display showcases of the cities next to them and offer superb options for spending a couple of hours. Moreover, they often house the best branches of commercial chains. R Burger – reviewed in this journal – has only two branches in Thailand and one of them is in the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2009

Black Canyon Coffee
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaran Ratchaworawihar

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Attraction | "On Southern Signs of the Great Game"

Wat Ratchabophit - The Marble Temple Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Best Kept SecretsSometimes the most beautiful attractions in a city are little known, on the verge of being defined as secret. In this category, the best kept secrets seem to be those stored publicly along wide avenues or important water canals. The more central their location the smaller the chance to find them in popular travel guides.In Bangkok, such is the case with Wat Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaran Ratchaworawihar, the Marble Temple. Thinking about the issue again, maybe the long name is the reason for the secrecy, repeating it takes t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2009

Bangkok's Forts and Walls

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Attraction | "Dramatic Birth"

Bangkok's City Wall Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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After Ayutthaya’s fall in 1767, the then called Kingdom of Siam entered a turbulent period. The capital was moved to Thonburi and afterwards – in 1782 – across the river to modern Bangkok. Due to the dramatic circumstances of the times, special importance was given then to security. I recently dedicated a journal to ...Read More

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Wat Rakhang Khositaram Woramahawiharn

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Attraction | "On a Camp of Bells"

Wat Rakhang - The Bell Temple Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Wat Rakhang ("Bell Temple") enjoys a superb but unlucky location in Bangkok Noi ("Little Bangkok"). Across the river from the Grand Palace, it can be easily reached; however, being near the main temple in town and not far from Wat Arun means it is overshadowed by them. Tha Chang is the closest pier to the Grand Palace on the Bangkok side of the Chao Phraya River, ferries cross the rive...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2009

R Burger - Hamburger Cafe

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Attraction | "On a Space Age Collagen Hamburger"

R Burger Combo Close Look Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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"Hamburger Café" was an eye-catching subtitle. Yet, I didn’t notice it when I walked near the Japanese owned R Burger branch at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The futuristic layout of the branch – which featured also large pictures of what looked as hi-tech hamburgers – was more attractive than any written message. Sharp-edged, brightly-designed tables and a narrow bar filled the space surrounding a minimalist counter. The menu above the counter was large and bright, allowing a very clear display of the unusual items sold by this "Hamburger Café." The title obviously didn’t mean I was s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 13, 2009