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  • The land of Scams............

    by 1aeprk Written Aug 3, 2014

    Grand Palace.......The well known place for scammers, cheaters mafia....Don't get any advice from English speaking thai men,tuk tuk guy etc.Don't be fool by taking their advice to visit lucky budha,jeweler export shops last day offer, long tailed boat etc.Dont listen to 'the temple is closed'. Who ever you meet all will be part of the same mafia, they cheat you in frond of grand palace or wat pho .The CCTV of grand palace is not going to help you. Nobody will help you including the police because they think making money is very difficult thing for Thais and you tourists/ foreigners(farang in thai) have enough excess money .

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    Banyan Tree Bangkok

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2012

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    The Banyan Tree Hotel in the Busy Sathorn Road in Sathorn District, the Financial Area of Bangkok and is definitely a things to do tip. the hotel is a 5 star all suite hotel and with a famous rooftop bar and restaurant at the 61rst floor, the vertigo restaurant and moon bar (I will have a separate tip for it) which has very spectacular views of bangkok that rivals the Sirocco of the Dome at Lebua. They also world famous spa's that if you are a spa person, then you must try them too, The hotel has won numerous awards from travellers magazines and hotel magazines and you must experience the luxury and opulence of the hotel and try their restaurants and bars.

    according to their website:

    In this sprawling metropolis, Banyan Tree Bangkok offers a Sanctuary For The Senses with its unparalleled panoramic cityscapes, elegantly decorated guest rooms, renowned legendary service and the Banyan Tree Club lounge with integrated spa facilities.

    Located in the central business and embassy district on South Sathon Road, the hotel is 40 minutes' drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
    Its accessibility affords guests great ease for conducting business, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing.

    Step into Banyan Tree Bangkok Spa for a rejuvenating retreat, dine at one of its 12 superb outlets, or - even if you are not staying here - be elevated 61 floors to the spectacular rooftop restaurant and bar - Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar for a truly iconic urban experience.

    Voted in the Gold List as one of 'The World's Best Hotels to Stay' by Condé Nast Traveler (US), the definitive Bangkok luxury hotel - Banyan Tree Bangkok welcomes you with the legendary hospitality Thailand is famous for.

    vertigo restaurant and moon bar the hotel entrance lobby lattitude and lounge bar
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  • Looking for travel mates online?

    by AmmadM Written Aug 13, 2012

    Honestly I would suggest that instead of looking for people online you should just go with the flow. I mean there are beautiful beaches out there which attract thousands of visitors every month I am pretty sure you would find some great company on the beach bars and parties. What if you try someone online and they turn out to be crappy, you'd be stuck with them. :) Enjoy!!!

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  • Great volunteer experience

    by GemmaBarnet Written May 28, 2012

    Wow maggie, I participated in one of holiday with a heart volunteer days too!When do you do your day? we might of just crossed over. Loved the Plant a tree experience and like Maggie said is stunning. You should def have a look at it as something to do while you are out there! Its something both you and your husband will no doubt love! Have a good time and maggie you thinking of ding any more hwah experiences? I think im going otu to goa later this year and they have them out there so will let you know how it goes!

    ENJOY guys xxx

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    The Oriental Hotel

    by IreneMcKay Written May 1, 2011

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    It is quite interesting to pay a visit to the author's wing of the Oriental Hotel. This was the first hotel in Bangkok to cater to foreign visitors to the city. It is located on the Chao Phraya River you can get there by express boat. The hotel is famous because many illustrious visitors have stayed there - many of them authors, for example Somerset Maughm, Graham Greene, Noel Coward, Joseph Conrad.

    You can look at the old colonial style author's lounge which is famous for its afternoon tea and you can visit the author suites.

    The Oriental Hotel is now part of the modern Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

    Authors'lounge modern Mandarin Oriental entrance
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    Millennium Hilton's Beach

    by Princess_Emily Written Aug 25, 2009

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    Millennium Hilton's Beach is located on the 4th floor of this hotel and is only open to hotel guests. Has a small pool for taking a quick plunge in when one becomes overheated from laying in the sun to long. There is enough sand spread around on the floor to give children the illusion of being at a real beach, but overall it falls way short of what one expects to find after reading about it on the hotels web page.

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    First Hotel

    by limledi Updated Jan 19, 2009

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    First Hotel is very convenient for those who wish to shop at Pratunam which is walking distance from the hotel. It is also very near Pantip Plaza & Platinum Fashion Mall. If you wish to go to MBK & Siam Center, it is also a 10-15 minute walk or you can take a tuktuk for only 40 baht.

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    Dusit Thani

    by limledi Updated Jan 18, 2009

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    The famed Dusit Thani Hotel has been a 'social and business' landmark in Bangkok. Its international standards delivered with distinctive Thai artistry and graciousness personify the earthly manifestation of its name which means in Thai, a town in heaven.

    Ideally located in the heart of the 'City of Angels', it sits opposite Lumpini Park with its broad boulevards and expanse of lakes. The hotel is adjacent to both the sky train and subway systems within easy proximity to major business, shopping and entertainment centres.

    Dusit Thani
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    Amari Watergate Hotel

    by limledi Updated Jan 18, 2009

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    The 5-star Amari Watergate Hotel enjoys a very central location close to Sukhumvit and Siam Square, Bangkok's most exciting shopping and commercial districts. This Bangkok hotel offers supreme comfort and convenience with easy access to both Skytrain and the Airport expressway.
    Very convenient for those shopping in Pratunam.

    Amari Watergate Hotel
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  • WARNING TO TRAVELLER

    by silvita66 Written Oct 18, 2008

    Hello, Iwant to advise to all the people that travel to Tailand that, in Rambutree soi ( near Khao san ) there is a swindler travel agency.
    I give you the datas:
    RAPEE TRAVEL LTD.PART
    45 SOI RAMBUTREE, CHAKKRAPHONG ROAD, PRANAKORN BANGKO 10200
    E-mail. a_ramance@yahoo.com
    Telf: 6626291928 fax: same
    mobile, 0894970688

    I have been swindled in this agency. They have been lying me . I am waiting a money that they promised me to refund. Now they don´t answer my e-mail.

    Be careful.

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    4D X-venture

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    You can purchase this 4d X~venture seperately- Price is THB150.00 / person or you can avail this together with the Siam Ocean World Promo.

    It was really fun with the 3d glasses, water spray, moving chair and wind blowing just right into your face. Kids and adult will definitely enjoy.

    Something you shouldnt miss!

    With our 3D glasses

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    Pakistan Embassy in Bangkok

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 25, 2007

    (last date visited - June 26, 2006)

    Pakistan Embassy in Bangkok

    - went to the Embassy of Pakistan but I was not able to apply for my tourist visa
    - Pakistani staff was too rude
    - he told me that how I can travel with my salary???

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  • visit a prisoner in bang kwam

    by leewilson Written Aug 20, 2006

    right here we go off the beaten track. ever met a innocent man with a death penalty to look forward to. jump on the express boat , they have big yellow flags on and head to nonthaburi. dont worry about getting lost, its a good trip and its the last stop. this will take an hour from khao san area and costs 60 baht. once you get off walk straight ahead for 50mt then left for 100mt. the prison is on the right. on the left is the visitors centre, walk in and youll see the reception centre. you need your passport and you need to be dressed tidily.
    visiting times are 9am and 1pm monday to friday. i met a brit called gary jones he is in building 2, tell the reception you are a friend, he is a fascinating man and will really appreciate your visit. you can take books for him and after your visit you can buy kit from the prison shop and they will pass it on.
    please try this one, its better than "another temple" and trailing round tacky markets.
    let me know how you fare, lee wilson. laallee@hotmail.com

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    Wear a Yellow Wrist Band for the King

    by zazatann Written Aug 9, 2006

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    As you know that this year, 2006, is 60th Anniversary accession for His Majesty the King to the Throne. Thai people wear a Yellow Wrist Band for the King to express our feeling love for him. You’ll see lots of Thai either high class or very poor people, all wear this wrist band. It’s like a very popular Thai fashion in this country for this year especially.

    So, when you wear Yellow Wrist Band for the King (just only like this color and style in picture) it’s like you respect and love the King too.

    And you’ll impressed Thai people very much!!! Let’s try and you will see how much they appreciated in you.

    You can buy everywhere in 7 eleven.

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    Visit a Prisoner

    by ChrisRodwell Written Mar 19, 2006

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    A good book to read whilst in Bangkok is Warren Fellows - The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison. The prison is Bang Kwang 'The Bangkok Hilton' - and basically you need to ask at your guesthouse about visiting and then you must get a boat for about an hour to the prison, and look at their list of who's in, see any people from your country, and then select who to visit - and then hopefully get to chat with them. I unfortunately did not realise that the boat took so long, so was not able to make it there on the morning that attempted to do it along with a lovely german girl called Julia i had met whilst drinking some Chang and a streetside restaurant. (It was the cheapest Chang i had found in Bangkok at 40baht for a big bottle).

    This is the river, make sure you go the right way! That's Julia and Amit (from Essex), me in middle
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