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? Things to do in Bangkok for 2 days ?

Posted by ndecost1 on 12/6/2007 at 05:00

If you could only do one or two things in Bangkok, what would they be? We are considering doing a half day tour while we're there so see part of the city. Any recommendations? We will be staying at The Peninsula during the month of December.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/6/2007 at 17:17 admin

One or two things -- I'd try and fit in three -- being:

a) visit to the Grand Palace combined with a khlong tour;
b) Jim Thompson's house
c) a night watching Muay Thai.

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Posted by exacto on 12/6/2007 at 20:46

good suggestions as always from somtam. my personal favorite is getting out on the river. there are many tours, or you can just jump on one of the public river ferries for only a few baht and spend a small amount of quality time looking at the city from the water. the khlong tour somtam recommends would also fit that bill.

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 22/6/2007 at 01:46

One thing to do while in bangkok?? Ohh thats a tricky one. Grand palace as mentioned in the day and a night on the town :)

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Posted by ndecost1 on 22/6/2007 at 02:02

Thanks. I suppose we'll have time for more than one thing, but we'll only be staying 2 nights - maybe 3 nights.

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Posted by steveandingrid on 22/6/2007 at 03:51

Definitely the river ferries, BTS to Taskin pier. Hop on and off. Visit the Oriental Hotel, Palace & R/Buddha, cross river to Temple of the Dawn. Costs pennies, be careful getting on/off. (Check out the Bamboo Bar at the Oriental Hotel at night for Jazz, no shorts). Put a small group together for a l/tail through the klongs, customary to stop briefly at the bogus floating market, see the King's barges, snake farm and eat young coconuts.

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Posted by steveandingrid on 22/6/2007 at 05:03

Definitely the river ferries, BTS to Taskin pier. Hop on and off. Visit the Oriental Hotel, Palace & R/Buddha, cross river to Temple of the Dawn. Costs pennies, be careful getting on/off. (Check out the Bamboo Bar at the Oriental Hotel at night for Jazz, no shorts). Put a small group together for a l/tail through the klongs, customary to stop briefly at the bogus floating market, see the King's barges, snake farm and eat young coconuts.

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Posted by steveandingrid on 22/6/2007 at 05:03

Definitely the river ferries, BTS to Taskin pier. Hop on and off. Visit the Oriental Hotel, Palace & R/Buddha, cross river to Temple of the Dawn. Costs pennies, be careful getting on/off. (Check out the Bamboo Bar at the Oriental Hotel at night for Jazz, no shorts). Put a small group together for a l/tail through the klongs, customary to stop briefly at the bogus floating market, see the King's barges, snake farm and eat young coconuts.

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Posted by alisonmilliken on 7/7/2007 at 16:37

Two days in BKK. Are you there on the weekend? Definitely do the temple thing - The Grand Palce is a MUST, and then after that wander over to Wat Pho (it is just around the corner... and a great contrast...) I also love the river, and going on the ferry to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is great - the life on the river is really interesting.
If you are in BKK on the weekend you MUST go to the Chatuchak Market. It is unbelieveable... and much more interesting than regular shopping. You nevver know what you might find for sale... and fab bargains all the time. Just people watching there is amazing too. Warning - BKK can be VERY tiring... don't try to fit in too much or u will collapse...
Cheers, ALISON

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