Top 2 things to do/see in BKK

Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
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Top 2 things to do/see in BKK

If you had to choose only 2 things to see/do in BKK what would they be?
I'm looking for the top attractions from a number of people and then I'm going to try and fill 5 days seeing all of them.
By attractions, i mean, sights, shopping, restaraunts, museums, sporting events etc..
My dates are the 2nd sept - 7th sept.
any imput what so ever is appreciated.

Thanks,
Oisin
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Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:27 PM
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1. Klong tour with a stop the flower market, barges and, most important, Wat Arun
2. Dinner at Lord Jim or the Riverside Buffet or China House at the Oriental Hotel. People watch in the lobby before dinner and follow dinner with a drink outside on the river (if you didn't eat there)and then jazz in the Bamboo Bar.
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Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:39 PM
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2 things to see or do in BKK:

I would have said a klong tour also but it's already been suggested.

1. stay in a hotel on the river
2. walk around and get lost, soak up the atmosphere, people, smells, sights. Pick a neighborhood to do this in, perhaps Chinatown.
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Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:21 PM
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chances are you might have lots of rain at that time of year so that may make some changes to the suggestions but:

the #1 thing in bkk is the grand palace

the #2 thing is the comparitively cheap restaurants:

biscotti at 4 seasons
dim sum lunch at lui rest. at the conrad hotel
le delat indochine
face restaurant
bed supper club
tongue thai
l'opera
sunday brunch at rang mahal at rembrandt hotel
crepes and co
thalipta (sp) rest. at peninsula
jesters at peninsula
harmonique
view from sky bar, state bldg, silom rd


ok i have to cheat...i have to give you more things:

klong tour of thornburi--2 hours or more
jim thompson house
prasart museum
shopping...especially custom made jewelry and clothing
jim thompson main store on suriwong rd
nite market on wireless
wat arun
wat pho
marble wat
v-mark palace
suan packard palace
bkk zoo
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Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:34 PM
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1. have a couple of beers with orgy.

2. go for a swim with roberto.
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Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:38 PM
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kur---i can't think of two better or more enjoyable things....but are they to do those things with us in hartford and boston or in bkk??
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Aug 24th, 2005, 04:20 AM
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Ok I'm going to follow the instructions of the original poster (imagine that!). Here are my top 2 things:

1) Stay at the Penn
2) Grand Palace
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Aug 24th, 2005, 04:41 AM
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1. klong tour on a longtail boat
2. dinner at the Bed Supper Club

(or eat Ming's chili at the Brunswick.. but I think the OP would prefer the Bed)

Carol
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Aug 25th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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Ok so, How about your top 5 things to do, as I have 5 days and need alot of things to do.
Why has no one mentioned Muay Thai??

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Oisin
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Aug 25th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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My top five

2. klong tour including wat arun and flower market

2. Stay at Oriental Hotel or, if you can't afford it, have tea in the author's lounge, people watch in the lobby and eat in Lord Jim , China House and on the river

3. Jim Thompson House

4. Temple of the Emerald Buddha/Grand Palace

5. Prasart Museum
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Aug 25th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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kurana--- ya made me blush..
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1. grand palice
2. wander around
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Aug 25th, 2005, 10:31 AM
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what is "muay thai"???????????
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Aug 25th, 2005, 11:23 AM
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thai boxing
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Aug 25th, 2005, 11:55 AM
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OK HERE YOU GO

1)The Penn

2)Grand Palace

3) Teak Mansion

4) Calypso Cabaret

5) MBK shoping center
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Aug 25th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Here's my list:
1. klong tour
2. shopping!! (too many places to name)
3. dinner at Bed Supper Club
4. drinks at Sky Bar (64 floors up)
5. playing pool and eating Ming's chili at the Brunswick (which supposedly will CLOSE in Sept!!!! I'll have to find out for sure next month)

Carol
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Aug 25th, 2005, 05:47 PM
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as reported above 5+5
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Aug 25th, 2005, 09:16 PM
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My husband is a history buff and really enjoyed the "Bridge on the River Kwai"/Thai Burma Railway tour. I think it also included an elephant ride.
I enjoyed the overcrowded and unbelievably hot weekend market.
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