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> Bangkok, Thailand Starter Kit, 5 things to try when you visit BKK
mosokikee
post Jul 4 2008, 04:18 AM
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Hi.. I'm also new here.. my dad is currently staying in Bangkok and it's safe actually.. so just enjoy Bangkok trip as it's really a nice city!
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post Jul 4 2008, 08:50 AM
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I think I already welcomed you to the forums, mosokikee, but I'll do it again here, haha!

It's always great to have a local's perspective on far off places, I'm sure Bangkok is an awesome place to live and visit.


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post Jul 5 2008, 08:39 PM
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I agree with Dave's comment - BKK is mad, bad, stinky and just fab - I love it. My fellas brother lives there so I've been a few times. There is a great buzz to it and the food .... mmmmmmm... I'm hungry!


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post Jul 6 2008, 08:35 PM
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thanks for your love my home.
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post Jul 7 2008, 07:51 AM
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Sounds like a total riot, I love it. One day I will go.


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post Aug 8 2008, 06:06 AM
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i think lately train and bus are free of charge in Thailand for about six month but u have to check which one is free. They have sign on the train or bus.. I think this is good for one who want to save some money
information for train
http://www.railway.co.th/english/index.asp for train

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post Aug 8 2008, 06:13 AM
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http://www.railway.co.th/seatcheck/guest/n...wnew.asp?id=344
for anyone who can read Thai language
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post Nov 17 2009, 12:08 AM
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Hello
If you only eat at upscale restaurants geared to foreigners, you'll miss out on the chili, fish sauce, and bright herbal flavors that define Thai cuisine. Even if you're picky, consider trying simple noodle dishes and skewered meats.

A typical meal costs between B20 and B50 (you pay when you get your food), and most stalls have a few tables and chairs where you can eat.

Vendors don't adhere to meal times, nor are different foods served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as Thais often eat multiple snacks throughout the day rather than full meals. It's OK to combine foods from more than one cart; vendors won't mind, especially if they're selling something like a curried stew that comes in a plastic bag with no utensils. Find a different stall that offers plates and cutlery, order rice, and add your curry to the mix. Enjoy!


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post Nov 17 2009, 11:51 AM
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Yep, I totally agree with you Angel! Welcome to the forums, BTW. Sounds like you've got lots of valuable travel experience.


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post Apr 8 2010, 03:33 AM
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Hello lunthom,
I am travelling into BBK on Saturday. After reading the morning news about emergency being declared in Bangkok, I am a bit concerned for my family and for the planned trip. If you reside in Bangkok currently, can you please update me on the current situation on the ground- are public transportation available like taxis and tuk tuk. Will there be any difficulty with food and will I face issues finding a place to eat in the city. Any precautions I should take before I travel.

If I do make it to BBK on Saturday, appreciate if you can suggest what are the immediate things I can do in the city on Saturday morning.

I go to Pattaya in the evening where I will spent the next 3 days. I have some ideas on what activities and places to visit in Pattaya.

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post Apr 11 2010, 03:36 AM
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QUOTE(monthathip @ Aug 8 2008, 06:06 AM) *

i think lately train and bus are free of charge in Thailand for about six month but u have to check which one is free. They have sign on the train or bus.. I think this is good for one who want to save some money
information for train
http://www.railway.co.th/english/index.asp for train


Thank you for the website! its very useful.
I'm going to BKK in a few months time for a 6 month trip round SEAsia, how long would you suggest staying there? is 1 week enough?


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post Apr 26 2010, 06:16 AM
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In the middld of Bangkok today especially in business area is ok during the day however , if you have no business around here , you should avoid it. check the news day by day about the sky train and subway
I still come to work everyday and come back home early
Please be consider by yourself and enjoy trip in Bangkok and Thailand
You may call BTS sky train directly
http://www.bts.co.th/th/index.asp
or SuBway
http://www.bangkokmetro.co.th/index.aspx?Lang=En
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post Sep 2 2010, 11:26 AM
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I heard that too but I think it's about their financial status .. if you could find the way that could help them(animal) have better life with safe budget .. should recommend to them.. cause they stayed there for a long time ... ( it may be differnet from underwaterworld at Siamparagon which has better environment and good of taking care of their animal)





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post Sep 20 2011, 01:40 AM
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hi all,

im gonna visit Bangkok in the month of October as many of my colleges have suggested me to visit the place once for an life time experience for me and also for my profession. so please tell me some more exotic location where i can utilize optimum days till the time im there.
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QUOTE(thomascullin @ Sep 20 2011, 01:40 AM) *

hi all,

im gonna visit Bangkok in the month of October as many of my colleges have suggested me to visit the place once for an life time experience for me and also for my profession. so please tell me some more exotic location where i can utilize optimum days till the time im there.
waiting for replies


If it is not too late for you...
Thailand now is green season and rain so I recommend you to visit the natural park or mountain anyway if you like the beach in low season you can go both side of Gulf of Thailand and Andaman ,, Koh Tao , Samui or Phuket also welcome you to visit.
don't miss the ancient places they are interesting too.

Unfortunately ,, almost location of Thailand has the flood problem. Train to north is out of order and some road was closed .
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post Oct 17 2011, 01:45 AM
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Hi Thomas, I hope by the time you fly to Bangkok the flooding will be over. I have seen very bad pictures over the news the last couple of days.


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post Feb 12 2013, 02:33 AM
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QUOTE(q_tips @ Mar 6 2008, 07:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ Mar 6 2008, 12:46 AM) *

Hi Lunthom - I just know a little bit and have been here around 5 years, maybe a little less. But I can try to help sometimes. Ha ha - I think I am an expert compared with someone that knows nothing.

Hi Q_tips - glad you had a great time. Welcome again.


thanks for welcoming me Paul and Lunthom..

shared some pics during my stay in BKK party.gif

the view from our hotel room, we stayed at Baiyoke SkyII
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and i loved the locals in floating market
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These photos are really amazing.

Does Bangkok have hill station or wildlife sanctuaries???

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