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  • robweintraub

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    I am planning on spending 4 days in Siem Riep/Angkor,and 4 days in luang prabang, should i cut these trips short a day to see bangkok for a day before flying home?Can i do anything in a day in bangkok?

    #1 Posted: 29/8/2008 - 11:19

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  • Tilapia

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    If you have one full day in Bangkok you can see several of the major sites without having to do much running around, AND (more importantly) get a few excellent meals into you before flying out. Probably even a massage.

    The Temple of the Emerald Buddha/Royal Palace, Wat Pho, Flower Market, and Wat Arun are all within walking distance of each other (Wat Arun is a ferry ride across the river.)

    If you aren't into temples, you can sort out a canal tour of Thonburi (do not let them take you to the Aligator Farm), a stroll through Chinatown, or you could hop on the water taxi and head up to Nonthaburi for a stroll around the market near the pier.

    I think that aside from the temples, the best thing to do in a day in Bangkok is head to Samut Sakhon (Mahachai) on the Mahachai Shortline. Leave in the morning, check out the seafood markets, have a killer lunch next to the pedestrian ferry pier, and then head back to Bangkok. Trains leave about every hour and cost 10B.

    I would not cut my time short in Siem Reap or Luang Prabang. But that's just me.

    #2 Posted: 29/8/2008 - 19:35

  • robweintraub

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    Wow! You are good. Thanks for the info, I think maybe i'll just stay in siem reap and luang prabang based on your suggestion.

    #3 Posted: 29/8/2008 - 21:31

  • Tilapia

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    Thanks ... but don't get me wrong. I love Bangkok. It is definitely a city worth seeing.

    #4 Posted: 29/8/2008 - 23:31

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