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Old 08-29-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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I often go on holiday to Bangkok .. city similiar Jakarta, but there's cost of living is cheaper when compared to Jakarta. and one thing that attracts people who are very friendly,shopping and the food was delicious.
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:41 AM
 
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In many ways I prefer Bangkok to Singapore, Tokyo or even Hong Kong. Why? Because Bangkok has a much more colorful history and more varied architecture. Bangkok is a Royal city ... a city of palaces, monuments, and temples. As a royal city, you might encounter pageantry ... certainly traditional ceremony and rituals. To some degree Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore are trying to be an Asiatic New York ... Bangkok is more like London and Paris to me.
Wow... so much BS in just one small paragraph, impressive ! "Bangkok has much more varied architecture than Singapore, Tokyo or even Hong Kong..." - are you sure you visited these cities ? You was sober ?

"Bangkok is more like London and Paris..." oohh geez, stop it ! I'm peeing my pants. No but seriously, I should go back to London and Paris, because I didn't see many rickshaws that try to rob me, cockroaches that swim in my noodle soup, tons of nasty drunk tourists getting AIDS from ladyboys and food poisoning from the street food.

I admit that I have thrown some bloody stereotypes about this city, but I had to counterweight your nonsense paradisiac image that you are trying to spread. The real Bangkok is between both.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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I very much enjoyed Bangkok as a tourist but I wouldn't live there, same goes for Manila (I found Bangkok culturally more exciting though). The no 1 issue for me would be the monsoon tropical climate, hot and humid. I visiged Hong King too and I would choose Hong king over the two previous cities. I didn't visit other cities in Asia.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Wow... so much BS in just one small paragraph, impressive ! "Bangkok has much more varied architecture than Singapore, Tokyo or even Hong Kong..." - are you sure you visited these cities ? You was sober ?

"Bangkok is more like London and Paris..." oohh geez, stop it ! I'm peeing my pants. No but seriously, I should go back to London and Paris, because I didn't see many rickshaws that try to rob me, cockroaches that swim in my noodle soup, tons of nasty drunk tourists getting AIDS from ladyboys and food poisoning from the street food.

I admit that I have thrown some bloody stereotypes about this city, but I had to counterweight your nonsense paradisiac image that you are trying to spread. The real Bangkok is between both.
Yes, picopepec ...

I have visited those cities many times.

I am a world traveler (over 80 countries on six continents visited).

As far as architecture, sculptural decoration, landscape design shall we have a discussion about the edifices that show the development of the Rattanakoisin Style of architecture that is unique to Bangkok? Can you distinguish examples of Lan Na and Sukhothai and Ayutthaya style architecture.

Don't get me started on traditional styles of Siamese architecture ... because I am quite educated on that subject.

Maybe we can have a meaningful dialogue on the Neo-Khmer style of architecture that is exemplified by Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn? Do you care to describe:

Wat Po - Bangkok's oldest temple complex, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Holy Bodhi Tree?

Wat Benchamabophit - the Marble Temple?

The Erawan Shrine?

The gardens of the Chitralada Palace?

The various pavilions of the Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha?

Have you ever climbed The Golden Mount and explored it gold-leaf Chedi?

Moving on to the performing arts, have you witnessed the traditional Khon opera and ballet? Are you familiar with the epic of the Ramakein? (Ramayana in Sanskrit)

Have you seen the golden dragon boats on the river? Any royal ceremonies?

... or ... are you one of those dudes who haunts Pat Pong and sticks to the Red Light District?
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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Yes, picopepec ...

I have visited those cities many times.

I am a world traveler (over 80 countries on six continents visited).

As far as architecture, sculptural decoration, landscape design shall we have a discussion about the edifices that show the development of the Rattanakoisin Style of architecture that is unique to Bangkok? Can you distinguish examples of Lan Na and Sukhothai and Ayutthaya style architecture.

Don't get me started on traditional styles of Siamese architecture ... because I am quite educated on that subject.

Maybe we can have a meaningful dialogue on the Neo-Khmer style of architecture that is exemplified by Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn? Do you care to describe:

Wat Po - Bangkok's oldest temple complex, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Holy Bodhi Tree?

Wat Benchamabophit - the Marble Temple?

The Erawan Shrine?

The gardens of the Chitralada Palace?

The various pavilions of the Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha?

Have you ever climbed The Golden Mount and explored it gold-leaf Chedi?

Moving on to the performing arts, have you witnessed the traditional Khon opera and ballet? Are you familiar with the epic of the Ramakein? (Ramayana in Sanskrit)

Have you seen the golden dragon boats on the river? Any royal ceremonies?

... or ... are you one of those dudes who haunts Pat Pong and sticks to the Red Light District?
Sorry you didn't have to list all the architectural master pieces of Bangkok, I also admire them (I often go to Thailand). But saying that Bangkok is better than Tokyo, I think it's comparing apples and oranges, no? Maybe it's because of the fact that people know Tokyo for the modern buildings and skyline, while in fact there is also a lot of old temples, shrines, houses etc.

Anyway, I hope my comment didn't offend you somehow (since you seem to be a big lover of Siam), it was not the purpose
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:44 PM
 
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It made me think of a hotter, more humid, more chaotic, and rundown Tokyo. It has a really interesting blend of high technology with third world ramshackleness(I may have just invented that word). Overall though, I'm not a huge fan of the place. It's just too hot, seedy, and downright insane for me. I can handle heat and I can handle chaos but I cannot handle both at the same time. And the place seems more dangerous than a lot of people realize. I prefer Chiang Mai much more.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Have I been to Bangkok? Yes, I've been to Sauna-kok!

So hot and humid, I thought, any minute, I was going to go crashing to the sidewalk in Pat Pong, even at night!

Even harder for someone who has lived in the desert with 5-10% humidity levels.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: new jersey, us
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I often go on holiday to Bangkok .. city similiar Jakarta, but there's cost of living is cheaper when compared to Jakarta. and one thing that attracts people who are very friendly,shopping and the food was delicious.
Very true, and both countries are very authoritarian in the respect to their governments but are open to some extent to foreigners bringing money into their country as long as they keep their noses out of freedom politics in their country. I'm surprised, Jakarta is more expensive than Thailand but that probably has more to do with Government tariffs than anything.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I'm surprised, Jakarta is more expensive than Thailand but that probably has more to do with Government tariffs than anything.
Yes me too since the average salary in Jakarta is nearly 50% lower than in Bangkok plus they receive a lot less tourist $ than BKK.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:41 AM
 
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Bangkok is a big, bustling modern city. Its in the tropics( its a tropical monsoon climate). It's a gorgeous beautiful city. In Bangkok you can find modern architecture and old architecture. When walking down the street in Bangkok, you can be stuck in bustling big crowds, just like one could be in Tokyo, shanghai or any other large city etc.
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