2 Days in Bangkok - What to Do?

Oct 1st, 1999, 07:32 AM
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2 Days in Bangkok - What to Do?

What are the can't miss things in Bangkok? We are there for two days and need to do things on the cheap. Any hotel suggestions are greatly appreciated. Travel will be the first week in November. Thanks for any and all answers. (Also spending 2 days in Tokyo if you can offer suggestions there too.)
Oct 1st, 1999, 12:10 PM
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Hi Marc,

Things not to be missed:

Riverboat Ride
Temples & Palaces
Jim Thompson Home
Thai Food
Cocktails at the Peninsula

If you plan on some sightseeing to any
temples or palaces, please keep the following in mind:

1. wear closed shoes
2. wear shirt with sleeves
3. wear long pants
4. bring a pair of socks

In the temples no shoes allowed, you might wants to bring socks to change into.

If you are not wearing items #1-3 you will be asked to rent them before you
can enter.

Also if you go to the "redlight" district be aware that some establishments do add drugs to their drinks, even beers - so beware and stay

Have a great vacation!!!

Oct 3rd, 1999, 04:39 AM
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As said by other reply, but Patpong 'redlight' area, kick-boxing and loads of rides in Tuk-Tuk's (hold on tight and do not pay what they ask).
Oct 6th, 1999, 04:28 PM
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Hire a longtail boat on your own rather than getting on a tour boat. We paid about 800 baht for a two hour trip through the klongs. We just went down to Tha Ratchawong pier near our hotel and one found us after a few minutes. Definitely see the Grand Palace and Wat Po. You can have a massage at Wat Po at the massage institute for about $3 if I recall. We ate a place called Wan Fha at Tha Ratchawong pier - no English is spoken, but the menu is in English, so ... pointing works. We ate dinner there (twice, I think) for about $25 for the two of us - beer, appetizers, dinner and dessert. For a truly inexpensive meal, find a food court at one of the malls. We went to the World Trade Center and searched and searched... the food court is on the 7th floor. You buy coupons from a booth and then trade your coupons with the vendors. It was the spiciest food we had all trip - and the cheapest... even with 5 diet cokes, the total for the two of us was $3.15. WOW! If you are still looking for a hotel, we stayed at the Grand China Princes for about $60 a night, breakfast included. Nice place. Not on the river, but about three blocks from it. It's in Chinatown and traffic was congested coming and going - but it was very comfortable. Have a great trip!!
Oct 10th, 1999, 03:13 AM
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The grand Palace and temple of the Emerald Buddha is the can't miss thing in BKK, on the other side of the river the temple of Dawn (wat aroon) is there. I think the entrance fee for the palace will include Wimanmek palace too.

Where the locals go is the Chatujak weekend market, you can get nearly everything there, if you are going to be in bkk during the weekend, it is worth the visit.

Have a good time in the city of angels
Oct 11th, 1999, 02:15 AM
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Hi Marc,

Just returned from Bangkok and Phuket. As others mentioned Grand Palace is a must, and longtail trip on the Klongs is great. I also recommend the trip to Bridge on the River Kwai - great trip.
We stayed at the Indra Regent Hotel, not the top of the range but very nice and surrounded by the cheapest markets around. Take your tuk-tuk ride at night - not so much traffic and more enjoyable.

Have a good trip. Teresa.
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