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With only 5 days in Bangkok, would you do the Muang Boran tour? Even if it's free?

With only 5 days in Bangkok, would you do the Muang Boran tour? Even if it's free?

Oct 27th, 2004, 11:05 PM
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With only 5 days in Bangkok, would you do the Muang Boran tour? Even if it's free?

Thought I was done with questions but I'm not. The flight leaves tonight so hopefully someone will respond before we go. In our package, we get a free 1/2 day tour of the Ancient City (Muang Boran). From what I've read, it is an interesting site but it does suck up a lot of time from our schedule when we still have to squeeze in the "Top 10" sites, plus go on an elephant ride. Do you think I should skip it, or is it an underrated site?

Thanks all....
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Oct 27th, 2004, 11:49 PM
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I didn't like it that much - quite touristy - if u plan to see the sights in Bkk u may not enjoy it that much - in such a short trip I would not go
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Oct 28th, 2004, 07:01 AM
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i would skip the elephant ride first of all...its not much fun and very uncomfortable...my understanding is that elephants are outlawed within city limits??

"too touristy"...isn't that what you have gone to bkk for?? i would make my decision based on what actual sites they intend to take you to...you can be sure that it also includes at least one "shopping stop" at a simply fabulous, i.e. ripoff, jewerly center...

have you considered having a driver like ratt to whiz you around to different bkk sites...while it may not be faster per se, it will save you lots of mistakes and generally speed things up and take you each time right to the door and provide a/c in between (this should not be underestimated, by the way)...
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Oct 28th, 2004, 11:32 AM
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Free tours are usually worth just what you've paid for them.

I wouldn't bother with Muang Boran; there is so much to see and do that isn't a "theme park."
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Oct 28th, 2004, 11:58 AM
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Skip it. Our experience is that free time meandering in BKK ends up being more enjoyable than almost anything. Go Sox.
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Oct 28th, 2004, 12:56 PM
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I found it to be one of the least interesting things to do in and around Bangkok.

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