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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Advise is to bargain for everything from the moment you get off the plane never take the price that is first offered to you. A thai friend told me to take 70 percent off what they tell you and and after working out a price you will find you you have paid 50% less then the price you where quoted. Its all part of the fun of being on holiday a fantstic country cant wait to go back.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    You can survive on very little money in Bangkok but be wary of the locals trying to rip you off. Always take a radio taxi from the airport, not just someone touting for business, as you may end up paying double. The floating markets and the bridge over the river kwai are must do's as is the grand palace! Khao San road is also the place to be at night.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Remember: the subway in Thailand does NOT go into downtown- stupid! So to get to the temples, you have to take a taxi. Don;t go in rush hour or they charge you more and the traffic is HORRIBLE!
    When you take a taxi, you have to make sure they are not illegal ones. When you arrive at the airport and are looking for a taxi, there is a booth outside the main doors somwehere that will help you to find a legit taxi cab. The people in the booth will give you a paper with infor on it-costs a few extra dollars but worth if for a piece of mind!
    Make sure meters work in any taxi you get in. You will have to catch some from/to downtown but they work liked normal cabs and just pray you get a legal one!
    It is quite a modern city- more do than I originally thought. The trains are clean and modern.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    I'm native born here so I will suggest you to go to Wat Pra Kaew near the Royal Palace even it's a tourist attraction but i think it will be worth to go there ! you will never get to see any place like this. Also if you like the nightlife, you can go to Sukhumvit Road or Khaosan Road it depends on what kind of nightlife you like...Sukhumvit is more like clubbing but Khaosan Road always full with foreigners and tourists who love nightlife. The teenager's part is Siam ! you can take a BTS there.Finally, please beware of your wallet all the time ! there are lots of pickpokets in bkk ! hope you have fun there like i do !
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    My goodness Bangkok is a fun city!

    Transportation: well, if you don`t know where you`re really going and don`t speak the language, maybe taxi is better...but bus is available. There are two kinds of bus: One with AC and without AC. *Taxi drivers drive very dangerously...(from my own experience)*

    If you want to taste real Thai food, I think going to small food store, or buying food from the food stand is a way to go! They are real cheap too AND good at the same time so why not try them? *PLEASE DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER!* Water there are contaminated so better to buy a bottle of water at a store.
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    I was met at the airport by a representative of the travel company, and we headed straight off for the hotel. The first thing she told us on our journey into the center of Bangkok was that we were staying right on the doorstep of the world famous Patpong red light district, where every fantasy known to man and a few others known only to men in dodgy raincoats can be served up on a plate with cherries on top. She told us this, presumably because it was exactly what the two little old ladies and the young married couple on the bus with me had flown several thousand miles to hear. No information about stunningly beautiful temples or how breathtaking their majestic city is to behold, but if any of us needed instant sexual gratification upon arrival, she wanted us to know we were sorted. It struck me, as we drove into town on a seemingly endless spiral of spaghetti junctions, that there is a distinct class separation in Thailand. The roads that we were driving along were in pristine condition, and every now and again we were required to pull up at a toll booth to pay for the privilege of getting any closer to our destination. Directly below us, though, underneath the huge motorways, the landscape was filled with shanty towns over which we drove. Kids were playing in the streets outside houses that appeared to be no more than pieces of tin stacked on top of each other. We were not all going to the same hotel, so we had to stop en-route to drop people off. At the first place we went to, I nearly lost my luggage - If I hadn't happened to look out of the window at the right moment and notice that the porter was nonchalantly escorting my suitcase into the wrong hotel, I would have had to solve the mystery of the vanishing bag on my first day in a strange country. The Dusit Thani, which is where I was eventually deposited, turns out to be one of the more exclusive hotels in Bangkok: A sort of Thai version of the Ritz Carlton.
    Quite how I got myself booked into this den of wealth I cannot say, but I intend to make the most of it. Upon my arrival, my bags were whisked away by an invisible porter. All sorts of elegantly dressed gentlemen bowed and opened doors for me as I approached, and a young Thai lady escorted me across the lobby of the hotel (Which was more like Kings Cross station painted gold) to the check-in desk. Here, I was treated like a visiting dignitary and shown to my room on the 12th floor personally. The corridors are finely carpeted, with so many mirrors on the walls that I turned a corner and politely greeted myself at least twice - and the finery doesn't stop there. My room is quite the largest I have ever seen in all my travels - The bed is large enough to sleep about five, and given the proximity of Patpong this may well be the idea! I have a fully stocked fridge and bar, a big walk-in closet which has all sorts of twinkly lights that come on as I approach, and a view of Bangkok from my window that stops the heart dead! There is a video system in the room and a library of tapes for my viewing pleasure - although I so far haven't had the guts to see what sort of viewing material they have provided me with! The bathroom goes on until tomorrow - Mirrors on the mirrors, walk in shower, and I've never seen so many free toiletries in a hotel room. Soap, Cotton buds, sewing kit, shower cap, detergent, bottles of body lotion, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, comb, and an emery board. I can hardly shut my case.
    In the wardrobe is a complementary dressing gown, and I have a book in front of me telling me about so many hotel services that it is dizzying!
    There are five restaurants, a nightclub, swimming pool and spa, Gym, A whole floor of shops and boutiques. And the prices are laughably cheap - A notice in my room invites me to leave my entire wardrobe to be washed and returned the same day for about ten pounds ($7US).You can read my complete travel journals at http://www.offexploring.com/globalwanderer
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    beware of taxi drivers. they take you to places you don't ask. they get payed for it by the owner of the restaurant, shop,...
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    Nonthaburi, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Very good province. There are office buidlings in urban. I used to work here too.
    Food in urban - rare. not plenty. not cool. I always be hungry.
    Food in Pakkret island - I like spicy fish ball mixed with something I forgot - fried. Some foodshop - not yummy. There are sweet/dessert shop... super plenty of dessert. so many that I didn't know what to buy.. and I didn't buy har har~~... but I bought some for my friend too ^_^ happy
    There was super fast boat too to go to the Pakkret island. It was so fasssssssssssst fooo~!!!!!
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Very important information is that Bangkok or Krung Thep has heavy traffic jam during the rush hour, so made up your mind. The best place to visit should be the Palace and temples. And I'd suggest staying at beautique hotels (most located near Silom area - Downtown) to save money and living large!
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    Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
    Avoid the tuktuks (motorized openair 3 wheeled cart) there.  The drivers will often try to scam you by offering a extremely cheap or free city tour where he'll drop you off at multiple gem stone/jewelry shops and tailors in hope that you actually buy something and make a commission off of it.
    Taxi Meters are generally okay IF they actually use the meter.  If he refuses to turn on the meter, get out and flag another one down.  The initial price they offer you if 4x the metered price.
    Motosai taxis are the guys wearing orange or blue vests on motorbikes.  It's a great way to avoid the traffic and congestion if you are traveling alone.  Also a fair bit more dangerous.
    The BTS and subway are probably the fastest options of getting around.  Both are inexpensive and reliable...although crowded as Bangkok is a heavily populated city.
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