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Bangkok- Pleasures palace ;-)

A June 2001 trip to Bangkok by Idis

Genki sushi Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: Bangkok is a throbbing Asian Heart- with all your heart desires. Bangkoks Grand Palace reprecenting old Thai culture and beauty, is only one. Bangkok has got a wealth of "Palaces", in more than one sence. "palaces" for dancing, eating, shopping, drinking etc. But as any other big cities bangkok has a darker and less gracious site which is constantly visible if you "want" to see it.

Bangkok- Pleasures palace ;-)

Overview

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The Siam area arround Siam Square is the best shopping area - if your looking for quality, stylish and new clothes which is a bit special and still cheaper than in Europe. There are a lot of small design shops where young designers sell there own clothes and a lot of the large clothes chains such as: Guess, Dapper, Esprit, Levi's and so on. The area also has a lot of good eating places both large chains as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Pizza Company etc. The japanees restaurant Fuji is recommended both for hot dishes and sushi.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: If your going shopping in the center of Bangkok go by the Skytrain. It's easy to navigate, cheap, clean and has got aircon. So...Read More

Trinity Silom Hotel

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Hotel

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Trinity Silom Hotel is lying a bit back from the noisy Silom Road and is a very quiet place with ok rooms, bathtub, aircon, minibar and TV. You have free acces to a fitness room (quite old fashioned, a big pool, tennis court, basket court and a running trail on a big roof terrace, if you walk out of the main entrance and into the hotel on the other side, over there you also find a japanese restaurant.The place is nice and quiet and the staff is helpful. The breakfast which is included in the price is nothing special - actually quite boring. The place lies just in the middle in the Silom district only a few minutes walk from the large shopping centers on Silom Road, the pat Pong marked and ri...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 20, 2002

Trinity Silom Hotel
425/15 Soi Silom 5, Silom Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand

Royal Hotel

Hotel

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Royal hotel is one of Bangkoks oldest hotels and is situated only a few minutes walk from Kao San Road, the Chao Praya River and Grand Palace. The place has a 24hour coffee shop, two restaurants and pool area. It is a good place if you want to stay in this area but want to stay on a hotel rather than in a guesthouse in Kao san road and at a bit better standard. The rooms in the new wing is nothing special but ok. The price per room is 21$ if you order through the web site: Travel Mall Asia.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2002

Royal Hotel
2 Rajdadamnoen Avenue
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2-222-9111

Premier Inn

Hotel

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Premier inn is a good cheap place in the middle of the Sukhumvit area, whcih is specialiced in gold and tailor shops, and only a few minutes walk from the Nana skytrain station. The rooms has tv and aircon, a very nice hot shower bathroom and has no windows. The place therefore offers you a good night sleep without any light or noise disturbances;-).
A simple breakfast with three peaces of toast and two eegs of any style is includet in the price. The rooms cost about 800 Bath.
The laundry service at the place is very expencive compared with prices on the small island in the south and in the northern area ( 1 t-shirt 50 BHT).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 5, 2002

Premier Inn
9/1 Sukhumvit 20
Bangkok, Thailand

A1 Inn

Hotel | "A one Inn"

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A one Inn is a good cheap place right in the middle of the Siam district and two minutes walk from Siam Square. The rooms are simple with aircon, tv and hot shower for 480 baht for a double room. The perfect place too stay when your in Bangkok for shopping, and just beside the sky train. The place has 24 hours internet acces and there are always someone in the reception.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2002

A1 Inn
Soi Kasem san 1
Bangkok, Thailand

Genki sushi

Restaurant

Genki sushi Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Sushi is very cheap in Bangkok and you won't leave Genki dissapointed. Genki is the kind of sushibar with a rotating band with small plates in different colours, with differnet kinds of sushi and snacks. You pay per plate according to it's colour. If the kind of sushi You like isn't on the band you simply order the pieces you like and then you get a chance to check out the technique - so if you're into cooking be seated on the desk close to the sushi cook. The staff is young and shy and it is quite funny being in there. The furnishing is nice and the prices are cheap. 2 persons including drinks will leave a bill of about $15 and a big full belly ;-).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 14, 2002

Genki sushi
Silom Road. CP Tower- Basement
Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace

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Attraction

Grand Palace Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Grand palace is amazing and SO golden, I wonder why it's not called Golden palace ;-) If you love culture, beauty and glitter, this is just a place for you. I wandered arround with my mouth and eyes wide open- I just LOVE gold - I couldn't help it. Everything is beautifully shaped, espacially the different spire and roof constructions (see pictures). They stand as sparkling flowers in the sun, towards the (often) blue sky. The Area is quite big and you can walk around for hours and discover one beautiful detail after another - I didn't spend several hours in there. I think we spent one hour in there with the camera snapping pictures - one more beatiful than the other. If you're feeling hot in the qui...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2002

Grand Palace
Na Phra Lan Road Ko Rattanakosin District
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
+66 (2) 694 1222

Sky trains

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Story/Tip

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The sky train in Bangkok is a nice way to go around the city, literaly from shopping centre to shopping centre. A lot of the stations (8 actually) are directly attached with footbridges to the big shopping centres. But the routes do not yet go out to the whole city.In the skytrain you avoid the pollution and heat for a while, in the airconditioned carriages. It's easy to navigate on the maps at the ticket machines and the prices/zones (I can't remember if the map shows zones or prices - but it's so easy). The maps always accord to the station you are on, which means that you just have to find your destination on the map and dump in the amount for the number of zones. The stations are also we...Read More