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Central & Eastern Thailand Favorites

  • Currency Exchange

    Bangkok Favorites

    On my two trips to Bangkok in the last 12 months I have found that Siam Commercial Bank consistently has the best exchange rates, at lest for US dollars to Thai Baht. I always comeppare and at several different SCB branch. Some occasions I have found that SCB is 1 Baht higher than competitors. I have no explanation for this but it always works out...

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  • Weather

    Bangkok Favorites

    Bangkok can be hot and humid throughout the year, with temperatures often reaching 35°C (95°F). The best time to visit is between November and February as April is generally the hottest month and October the wettest. The Thais often say: We have only two seasons, hot and hotter. This is true as far as it's never cold in Thailand. Officially...

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  • Eating

    Bangkok Favorites

    If you plan to visit Thailand and intend to bring home some souvenirs but are clueless what to buy, i'm understand, since you have yet to set foot in Thailand. But as you touch down and visit the places of interests in Thailand you may want to know what products / items are a true representation of Thailand, so you can look out for them during your...

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  • SIM cards - phones

    Bangkok Favorites

    It is a good idea to buy a prepaid card (prices around 200 Bath), not only to make phone calls inside the country but international calls as well. Making a phone call back home is easy with many phone boots through Bangkok with instructions in English or even better, buy a prepaid sim card from any of the mobile phone companies below so that you...

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  • 7 Eleven

    Bangkok Favorites

    thailand is a major tourist oriented country, and being such, it has a wide variety of local and foreign snack foods, as the international snack brands like nabisco, frito lay, M & M's and more have local subsidiaries here that produces assorted kinds of snack foods, but for a more local flavor, thry to buy the local thai snack foods, which are a...

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  • Chao Phraya River

    Bangkok Favorites

    During our 5 days stay in Thailand , we could never find any traffic jam or road block. The reason, they have built Flyovers all over the city and highways. They are wide, well maintained and heavily policed. We found even the old city of Bangkok is having wide roads and very well maintained foot paths. No one brakes traffic rules unlike India....

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  • Thai Massages

    Bangkok Favorites

    My second night in Bangkok, I met a few locals at one of the Buddhist Temples. After a few minutes of chatting, they offered to take me to get a traditional Thai Massage, I was very leery of their offer (especially since I was traveling alone), but I weighed the risks and decided to tag along... if I ran into trouble, I could easily get away. They...

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  • Khao San Road - Thanon Khao San

    Bangkok Favorites

    shrimp paste is a generic thing in south east asia where it is used to flavor dishes or as a dipping sauce, it is only in thailand where it is added to the rice itself and made into a complete meal. the fermented shrimp paste rice, where the fermented fish paste (Khao Kluk in thai and bagoong in the Philippines and balachan in malaysia and...

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  • Don Muang International Airport

    Bangkok Favorites

    The airport departure tax is 500 baht... Unlike other airports, this is not included in your air-ticket... So make sure that you have the necessary money when you leave Thailand thru the airport... Only Thai baht is accepted... If you do not have the Thai currency, you can change at the many airport money changers... You can purchase the airport...

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  • Medical Tourism

    Bangkok Favorites

    It would appear that member "Balisunshine" has copied and pasted a lot of info from a Bumrungrad hospital brochure. I hope he got paid well for his trouble. If you want to read something a bit closer to the truth, Google "joshua goldberg bumrungrad". My fondest memory is not ever having to go to Bumrungrad hospital.

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  • Grand Palace

    Bangkok Favorites

    Guys mus say "Sawadikap" n Girl mus say "Sawadikar" mean a greeting words 2 anyone. Thai ppls is very warmest 2 welcome u to there... Thr was a lot of nice foods n culture in tis country. So go n 5 out ba... I miss d shoppin cause tat was 2 big n cant finish shop shop n d thing is damn cheap n nice. Tht is gud quality n nice. Wish u can 5 ur...

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  • Traffic

    Bangkok Favorites

    Bangkok is notorious worldwide for it's traffic congestion and in the 1990's they started to built lots of elevated tollways criss crossing around bangkok but to no avail! as you can see in my pictures, even at the expressways, traffic is still prevalent! but don't despair, since not all of bangkok are congested at all hours. the most traffic prone...

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  • Red Light Districts

    Bangkok Favorites

    Thai girls in general are kind, polite and extremely decent, however as we all know there are exceptions. There seems to be a division between the more traditional girls and girls that often hang out in bars. The kind of girl you meet totally depends on the bar you go to, the "bad girls" all hang out in one of the three sex area's being either Nana...

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  • ATMs

    Bangkok Favorites

    ATM machines are widely available everywhere in Bangkok (and are Linked to CIRRUS, MAESTRO, PLUS, DISCOVER international ATM consortiums) and they accept most cards, this is also the best way to change your money, bring your local bank card and get the money in Thailand from an ATM (don't change at your hotel). Tip: There are also 100 Baht notes in...

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  • Muang Boran - Ancient City

    Bangkok Favorites

    The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Kuan-Yin Performing a Water Miracle The Bodhisttva Avalokitesvara is also honoured as Kuan-Yin, the preserver of the Buddha, is set in the crown above the deity's forehead. Upholding Buddhism means that justice is maintained. The deity conquers the malevolent forces that threaten humanity by performing a miracle...

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  • Tuk-tuks

    Bangkok Favorites

    Hi, I have been there with another girl in Nov,2009. It is a big and nice city. Suggestions for safe are not to take Thuk Thuk ( a vehicle for transfer), and do not believe strangers.( When you are for direction, they often tell you it is closed and will suggest to you to another place, then you will miss the right place and have to buy something...

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  • Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Bangkok Favorites

    if you are on a layover or arriving or departing at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you can get free wifi for 1 hour just by finding the free wifi booths at the departure areas and arrival areas of Suvarnabhumi Aiport just after immigration at the departure area and just before immigration area of the arrival areas. once in these free wifi...

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  • Skyscrapers

    Bangkok Favorites

    Construction City Bangkok have about 350 skyscrapers. Is one of the largest cities with buildings in the world. Every year constructed and new buildings in many places. The River skyscraper with a height of 266 metres and 73 floors is under construction and will be the second heighest building in Bangkok after Baiyoke sky tower. MahaNakhon is a...

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  • Sukhumvit Road

    Bangkok Favorites

    Hi, Please find your answers below: Pattaya : Stay close to Nakula Road or Pattaya Beach Road. ( close to Walking street ) Suggested Hotel under your budget : CItin Garden resort pattaya/ All seasons hotel. Bangkok : Stay close to Sukhumvit Road or Pratunaam road ( to shop around & for night life ) Suggested Hotel under your budget : Narry Nana...

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  • Tailors

    Bangkok Favorites

    The city is polluted,smelly and crowded but definitely worth no more than one night to look around the city. Plenty of places to shop but getting around with the congested traffic takes time. *important* on our first day we had a guy in a suit in his 50's what we thought accidentally bump into us apologise and strike up a conversation. He suggested...

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  • Internet Cafes

    Bangkok Favorites

    Allmost everywhere in Bangkok you can use True wifi, but the page to register is now in Thai only, but if you are willing to pay those pages are in english as well. http://www.truewifi.net/2011/ict_free_wifi.htm There are a lot of other places like your accomodation, restaurants, drinking places etc. with free wifi (some without the need to...

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  • Chinatown

    Bangkok Favorites

    Hey Blisker, Somewhat limited info as to what you want to do or see. Bangkok has a lot of shopping, jewelery, clothes, almost anything you could want, and sight seeing from temples to the Grand Palace and Chinatown. Also how many days that you will be there. Another thing thatyou should plan on is rain. End of the rainy season and you will get wet...

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  • The River of Kings

    Bangkok Favorites

    At the closing of the musical, we were all treated to some nice fireworks. During the following nightly performances, when we were having dinner at the Supatra House, which is across the otherside of the river, we saw the beautiful fireworks again!!! what a treat!

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  • Phuket

    Bangkok Favorites

    Can't believe that I am the first to answer this but I assure you I wont be the last. There will be alot of "best beach" answers for you! My best beach may not be white sandy but it's a great beach. Between Phuket and Khao Lak there is the Haad Thaimuang Natioanl Park. The beaches there are desolate, no one on them hardly ever and they are great...

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  • Wat Pho

    Bangkok Favorites

    For most people Bangkokis an easy city to get around in and it's relatively cheap. Most of the taxis are metered and if they are not just wait for the next one to come by. Buses are frequent but may be a little hard to understand, but you can always ask someone, the Thai's are friendly and helpful. The easiest is the BTS and the MRT and you can get...

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  • Beers

    Bangkok Favorites

    BUYING BEER & ALCOHOL IN THE 7/11! These are the main beers sold in Thailand and prices are for the large (Ghetto) bottles! Chang Beer 35 baht - The cheapest beer but not the worst I loved it also sponsors of Everton FC. Leo Beer 37 baht - Not as good as Chang and more expensive goes flat quick,try it. Singha Beer 45 baht - Most expensive, up...

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  • Ayutthaya

    Bangkok Favorites

    Ayutthaya may be an essential for a trip to Bangkok and Thailand, however I want to tell you my experience so you can't say you weren't warned. I took a guided tour by bus to Ayutthaya, a quick stop to the temples, and then to Bang Pa'In and back by boat. This was by far the worst tour I have ever been on. I mean my skin crawls just thinking about...

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  • Buddhism

    Bangkok Favorites

    Most statues and spires on temples are gold leaf. This is pure gold, 24 karat but is very light and paper thin. There are usually several layers, especially over the years but normally not "solid" through and through as they may say. Terms can be relative. Kowing the Thai's, I don't think that there is anything deceptive about this, they just...

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  • Floating Markets

    Bangkok Favorites

    Expat is exactly right, especially if you do not get there early. The place can be like a zoo when the throngs of tourists arrive. As an alternative you may consider taking advantage of the ones located in Bangkok on the river. Not as flowery and not nearly as expensive and hardly any tourists at all. Try www.asiawebdirect.com and look for...

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  • Chakraphong Mosque

    Bangkok Favorites

    We were reluctant on giving Mahanak Mosque a visit as the taxi drivers were either trying to rip us off, reluctant or acted plain dumb when we wanted to go to Mahanak. We persevered, kept on asking and finally found a good driver to transport us there. We were surprised when we arrived as we thought it was just a mosque smack in the heart of...

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  • Golden Mount

    Bangkok Favorites

    I didn't take much notice on my climb up to the top of Golden Mount as it was very hot and sunny the day I was there. But on the way down you can really appreciate the unobstructed views of Bangkok. Luckily I had a very clear day!

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  • Night Markets

    Bangkok Favorites

    A shopping paradise? I've more and mores visitors inquire me about where in Bangkok they can shop until they drop. Then, I found VT would be a good place to share all these to other people too. - The most popular place for foreigner would be Jatujak market, Take sky train and get off "Mochit" station or MRT "kampangphet" station (NOTE : this...

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  • Street Food

    Bangkok Favorites

    For a question of safety I never eat in the streets in tropical countries. I respected that precaution in Bangkok, but I must confess that nowhere in the world the food looked so nice and appetizing. Well presented, cheap, and with hygienic precautions, so, if you are in a budget that may be a good solution.

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  • Wat Phra Kaew - Temple of the Emerald...

    Bangkok Favorites

    I never realized how lot's of tourist Bangkok have..being one of it is really such a great memory, I think. When I first enter the Grand Palace, I thought there are a few tourist in there but wheew...lot's of it...I can just never imagine how much money they could have in a day for that (sorry for the Thai people), it seems that they comercialised...

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  • Tipping

    Bangkok Favorites

    If you're staying at one of Bangkok's many five-star establishments like the banyan tree bangkok, novotel chain of hotels. marriott, Amari Hotels and more, expect to tip the porter 20 to 50 baht, depending on how many bags you have but if you are an el cheapo, then just get your bags inside your room by yourself hehehe (that is if your bag has four...

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  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

    Bangkok Favorites

    We just got back from BKK last Sat and the weather is truly hot. You will surely lug around bottles of water aside from the stuff you bought along the way. I agree with bkk kd, it pays to do Chatuchak half day in the AM. AM to ensure less humid temp plus less people. Mo Chit is a good jump off point if you will use BTS. I suggest bring the stuff...

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  • Tour Guides

    Bangkok Favorites

    I would agree, equally with both of the last posters. Tour agencies are everywhere with tour guides that can take you as a group or by yourselves depending on how much you may want to spend. I agree with Halberd that you can always meet some interesting and nice people, and get ideas from people in a group about different places to see that you...

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  • English Media

    Bangkok Favorites

    English TV channels are available in all major hotels and apartments but is rare at the cable channels at the lower priced hostels and bed and breakfast areas, the cable company, UBC is the provider of packages that include channels like CNN, BBC World, HBO, Star Movies and sport channels like ESPN. Some radio stations are in English but they are...

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  • Temple Etiquette

    Bangkok Favorites

    The weather is usually very hot, but you can't wear shorts in a temple. So, bring along a few pairs of zip off pants. You can wear them as shorts outside, and just zip on the legs when you enter a temple.

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  • Khlongs - Canals

    Bangkok Favorites

    Bangkok have a lot of canals. Its a cheap way to get around Bangkok. My Photos First Photo: Canal in Bangkok Second photo: Canal in Thonburi side, Bangkok Third photo: Boat trip in the Bangkok's canals Forth photo: Canal in Bangkok Fifth photo: Canal in Bangkok

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  • Haircuts

    Bangkok Favorites

    A must for selective girls like myself, getting a professional, perfect hair cut at a fraction of the price is a delightful thing to do. Lets call it worshipping you inner Goddess. Trust this ex-hair model for Vidal Sassoon’s students, that with this hair salon you can’t go wrong. Located across from the Inter Continental Hotel, in the...

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  • Mah Boon Krong - MBK

    Bangkok Favorites

    The Food!!! It's sumptuous and with painstaking efforts to make them look appetizing. The people are generally friendly to foreigners(Phalangs they call them, which means the white men). So you got it, when you look like a Thai (which I do, being a Filipino), they treat you like one of them - not so special, that is. The Shopping part! Goodness,...

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  • Lumpini Park

    Bangkok Favorites

    At the Far East side of the park is a canal of sorts with several clusters of water features. It's a nice display and a nice place to sit and relax listening to the water. The area is well shaded and the water drowns out some of the street noise. The path way here runs parallel to Witthayu Road.

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  • Silom Road

    Bangkok Favorites

    At the moment travel agencies in Bangkok dont do the Myanmar visa, but you can get a tourist visa at the Embassy of Myanmar in 2 working days for 810 Baht, express visa on the same day for 200 more. You need 2 pictures with white background ! and a copy of your passport. Entrance for visa is at Thanon Pan near Sathon Nuea. There is a copy and...

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  • Rose Garden

    Bangkok Favorites

    Located 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the city of Bangkok, amidst the rural scenery along the Nakhon Chaisri River, is The Rose Garden Cultural centre. The Rose Garden offers a numerous reasons to escape the city of Bangkok for half a day with the most attractive being the typical Thai Village. Here, you will see local Thai villagers creating...

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