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Our Bangkok Experience

A travel journal to Bangkok by nofootprint

Ayutthaya Historical Park Photo, Ayutthaya, Thailand More Photos
Quote: This is one place I could have stayed longer . I loved it and had so much fun . The people are so friendly and the transportation system makes it an easy and fun city to explore . I have to visit again soon.

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Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square

Hotel | "Super Hotel in a Great Location"

Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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When we go back to Bangkok we will stay here again . What's not to like ?? The rooms are great, spotless and colour coordinated with pastel shades of peach, old rose, salmon pink and mauve .Black marble bathrooms and fresh flowers It is superbly located in the real heart of Bangkok next to the sky train....so you can go anywhere you want day or night!!

When we returned from a hectic day of siteseeing we often enjoyed a drink in the lounge and listened to the live music.

The included breakfast was impressive!!

Unique Qualities: Location, Location, Location!!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2011

Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square
Siam Square Soi 6
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
+66 (2( 209 8888

Ayutthaya Historical Park

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Attraction | "The Wonder and Beauty of Ayutthaya"

Ayutthaya Historical Park Photo, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Known now as Asia's rice field , Auytthaya was once a powerhouse of Southeast Asia. Thailand's most glorious period was when Auytthaya was the powerhouse from 1350 to the end of the 16th century. What a glorious city it must have been , with1700 temples and 4000 golden images of Buddah.. We found the best way to get around was to book a tuk tuk driver for the day . They are very familar with the routine and even with limited English will take you to all the sites. Just outside our hotel were a few tuk tuks , so we bargained with one to take us all around to see all the sites for 600 bht for the day . he spoke just enough English to get by and with our sign language and guide book ...we had...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 17, 2011

Ayutthaya Historical Park
86 Kilometers North Of Bangkok
Ayutthaya, Thailand 13000
+66 35 246 076-7

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Attraction | "Temple of the Dawn and Dinner at the Banana House"

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Wat Arun It's the Eiffel Tower of Bangkok and is on many visitor posters, Wat Arun, "the Temple of the Dawn." It's definately a hot tourist spot but never the less it's a must see. Most people go see it by boat. Start off with taking a BTS to Saphan Taksin station. Then take the ferry to Tha Tien Pier . Allow yourself time to enjoy . There are steps you can climb and the river view is worth the trouble!! The most attractive structure in this temple is the 79m (260ft) high pagoda or Phra Prang which is completely covered with pieces of multi-colored glass and Chinese porcelain.We were on the go all day seeing the sights and absorbing the atmosphere of Bangkok .We were really hun...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2011

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun)
Thai Wang Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

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Attraction | "The Reclining Buddah and the Chatuchak Weekend Market"

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Chatuchak Weekend Market .With this market in the city , one would always have something fun to do on the weekend.When I first heard how huge it is , I thought of chaos....It is unbelievably huge . It contains more than 15 000 shops and stalls, has over 200 000 visitors each day but it is surprisingly so well organized .. If you walk left or right it's same stuff....eg shoes...shoes and more shoes . Walk straight ahead and you get to a different category....like shirts etc....so simple really.There is a huge range of products on sale and bargaining is expected .There are household accessories, handicrafts, art, antiques, books, music, clothes, food, plants and flowers etc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 18, 2011

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Rattanakosin District Adjacent To Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand 10200
+66 02 222 5910; 226

The City of Bangkok

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Hectic and Exotic Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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This is one place I could have stayed longer . I loved it and had so much fun . The people are so friendly and the transportation system makes it an easy and fun city to explore . I have to visit again soon. If you stay near the mono rail it is a breeze to get around the area. If you want just to relax, you can cruise up and around Bangkok on the river. How amazing to see it from a water view.....temples floating by!!Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown district runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle, where a huge ceremonial Chinese gate marks the entrance, up to the Ong Ang Canal, which marks the outer boundaries of the royal district.It's a good place to shop fo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 18, 2011