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What The New York Times Thinks You Should Do With 36 Hours in Bangkok

Thomas Fuller has recently published a piece titled 36 Hours in Bangkok. Among the things he recommends are:

  • have dinner at The Siam hotel (and enjoy a river cruise ride)
  • visit Khao San Road at night (and check the Blues Bar)
  • visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market
  • eat Som Tum at Or Tor Kor market
  • get an affordable massage at The Touch (300 Baht for 1 hour foot massage)
  • go for an Afternoon Tea in the Mandarin Oriental hotel (1,471 baht for two)
  • visit Sky Bar at the Lebua State Tower
  • visit David Thompson’s NAHM restaurant for authentic, high-class Thai food
  • eat a Durian
  • visit the Golden Mount temple
  • go crazy shopping in Pratunam
  • watch a movie at the fancy Cineplex cinema in Siam Paragon (and get the luxurious blue ribbon seats)

But what we liked most about Fuller’s article is what he wrote about our favorite city on earth:

But if there is one reason visitors return again and again to Bangkok, it is the people. The anonymity and daily grind of urban life is slowly wearing away at the legendary Thai smile. Yet Bangkok remains one of the friendliest cities on the planet, still infused with the Thai village traditions of hospitality and graciousness.

Who wouldn’t want to agree with this? 🙂

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