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As we plan our first Thailand trip for the end of November, one of the most useful and interesting threads I have enjoyed was the following:

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia/bangkok-didnt-do-a-thing-for-us-we-wont-be-returning.cfm

I loved reading about both the good and bad in Bangkok, especially with the reasons behind it. With the understanding that there is bound to be some overlap with the information in that fantastic thread (and in order to flush out more of the good stuff) I pose the following question to Bangkok lovers:

• What do you love about Bangkok and why?

In order to give a bit more focus, I will also share my proposed itinerary below. If you can work in any suggestions on order, what to add or what to cut out, or other tips, I’d appreciate it. Here is a bit more info on how we travel, our likes and dislikes:

• Eating: Both high end and dives/street food.
• Shopping: Yes, for local arts and crafts, and local food items. Very little interest in shopping malls. No interest in international chains.
• Sightseeing: A mix of ancient and modern. Exploring temples, historic neighborhoods, museums with a focus on history, food markets, natural and man-made beauty. For example, we loved Japan, where you could see a 20th century museum, walk a few steps to a historic samurai or geisha district, or enjoy a beautiful garden, often all in the span of a few hours. (I have posted detailed trip reports of both Japan trips, if you’re interested).

With the above in mind, here is what we have tentatively planned for our 4 nights and 3 full days in Bangkok. We are staying at the Shangri-la, and plan to do most or all of our transportation via the river or Skytrain:

• Day 1 (Monday) – Land about 1:30pm – Dinner and pass out
• Day 2 - Wat Po/Grand Palace/Wat Phra Kaew/Wat Arun, Thonburi Klong Tour
• Day 3 - Jim Thompson House/MBK/China Town/Flower Market
• Day 4 – Food tour or bike tour (Have you done one you liked, and if so, which one). See anything we didn't get to on the previous days.

If you didn't love Bangkok, or only remember the crowds, the traffic, the smog and the heat, believe me when I say that I am expecting those things. But if Bangkok is a place to which you would happily return, please feel free to respond with general info, specific suggestions on what you would do with 3 full days, or feedback on what you might add or delete from my proposed itinerary.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

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