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Barmy Bangkok!

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A January 2013 trip to Bangkok by dkm1981

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: This was our first trip to Bangkok and it was a manic but very fun trip and there is plenty to see and do!

Bangkok Must Sees

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Standing Tall Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok really is a crazy city that has so much culture, fascinating architecture and fabulous sites. You could spend a lifetime here and no see everything, but since most people have a couple of days in the city, here are some of the things that I think you have to see . . . 1. Grand PalaceGrand Palace is a very aptly named sprawling complex of fabulous buildings and temples that definitely warrant a least a half day visit. It isn't cheap to get in (compared to other things in Thailand) at around £12 per person, but it is an expenses worth spending. The centre piece is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (which is actually made of jade - you can find out more inside), which is ve...Read More

Vertigo Bar

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Attraction | "All Style and Not Much Substance?"

Vertigo Bar Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Vertigo and Moon Bar is a restaurant and cocktail bar on the top floor of the Banyan Tree hotel in Bangkok where we had a meal during our recent trip to the city. The restaurant is completely open air so you are dining under the stars on the 65th floor of the hotel, which is lovely and obviously gives excellent views over the city.I would strongly recommend booking in advance because the restaurant is very popular. This is especially true if you are not staying at the hotel because the booking system seems to be more restrictive if you are not a resident. We actually booked the day before by visiting the hotel and were able to get a table at 9pm the following day. If you know that you want...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 22, 2013

Vertigo Bar
Banyan Tree Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 (2) 679 1200

Siam Ocean World

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Attraction | "Oceanic!"

Siam Ocean World Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Siam Ocean World is located in the shopping district of Bangkok on the lower floor of the Siam shopping mall. It’s not the cheapest place to get into, especially when you compare it to the prices of other attractions in Bangkok, but it is worth a visit if you have a spare afternoon and you are all templed out.There are various different entry prices depending on what package you want. The price reflects which parts of the attraction you want to see and take part in. You can do things like diving with the sharks in the huge tanks and back room tours. We opted for one of the more basic packages which cost about £20 per person and included entry to the aquarium, a drink and some popcorn, a ba...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2013

Siam Ocean World
B1-B2, Siam Paragon
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
+66 (2) 687 2000

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Attraction | "Wonderful Wat"

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Wat Arun is one of the most familiar sights in Bangkok and it is the one that tends to dominate postcards and other souvenirs from the city. It is very well preserved and well worth a visit if you are in the area, even if temples are not really your things, because it is an impressive building and offers splendid views.The best way to get to the temple is by water taxi on the Chao Phrya river. We got it from the central pier, which is where the skytrain station is. There are a number of different taxis you can get. The locals use the orange taxi which is only 15 Baht per person (about 30p), although these ones aren’t as frequent or as relaxing as the blue tourist boats which are 40 Baht pe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 16, 2013

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

Bangkok Loft Inn

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Hotel | "Great Bargain Stay!"

Bangkok Loft Inn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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We stayed for three nights in the Bangkok Loft Inn and the stay was comfortable and fantastic value for money. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending it if you are visiting Bangkok.We were picked up from the airport by a hotel driver and this was included in the price of the stay. They have an offer on their website that you get a free pick up if you stay three or more nights which, considering the price of a stay at the hotel, is exceptional value. We weren't sure if we'd qualify for this as we didn't book the hotel directly, but we emailed them anyway and it didn't matter, which we thought was great. The driver was waiting exactly where h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2013

Bangkok Loft Inn
55 Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand 10600