Bangkok - share your photos of the City of Angels

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    Bangkok is a city that really is larger than life. For some, the frenetic pace, heat, traffic and lack of personal space can be overpowering; for many others, the sheer dynamism is intoxicating. A curious blend of the traditional East with the modern West, Bangkok's every street has a surprise in store for the visitor. Ramshackle buildings crouch next to exotic temples surrounded by delightful gardens, which are in turn overlooked by modern hotels and offices.

    The chaos on the roads is mirrored by the busy traffic on the Chao Phraya River, which dissects the city and is regularly crisscrossed by long-tailed boats, river taxis and small rowboats, all miraculously missing each other. But traditional Thai life is never very far away. Weaving among the traffic in the morning rush hour, saffron-robed monks can still be seen collecting alms, while just moments from the city center whole communities live in stilt houses by the river, eking out a living using skills that have not changed in centuries.

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    The Grand Palace
     
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    A couple of photographs from last year

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    The Marble Temple (Wat Ben)
     
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    One of the decorative figures supporting a chedi at Wat Phra Kaew

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    Makkasan Airport Link Station from the WGS executive floor
     
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    This is one of the few 'main' temples I haven't visited yet. Maybe next week.

    Kal, I'm all confused/confuddled: to post my pics here or in the 'best pic forum'?????

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    Been there twice only ... the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram or Wat Ben for short) is an awesome temple built by the Italians using Italian marble from Carrara and employs European style such as stained glass windows. This UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005 was featured in two episodes of "The Amazing Race".

    The full set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz/sets/72157625983348954/
     
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    I've passed it innumerable times from the highway exit at Yommarat to Thewet/Banglampoo, just never wandered back over there.
     
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    Hopefully on the next visit [​IMG]
     
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    I'll post in both places Kal, but you've gotta agree to head out to Ban Ong one of these days. I know it's a long ride but you'll not be disapointed.
     
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    Ban Ong? Is that the restaurant northwest of Bangkok near a university? I would also like to go to Saphan Phut night market I heard there's some real "authentic" Thai food there too ...

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    Thanon Tanao, Banglamphu
     
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    Fried Fish, Home Kitchen Langsuan
     
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    Loft Suite, The Hansar
     
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    As you wish.
     
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    Soi Nana Sukhumvit
     
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    I posted this in another thread, but I'll repost here for obvious reasons.

    Bangkok, Wat Arun, 2011.
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    Thailand, Bangkok, Wat Ratchanadaram, The Metal Temple. 2011.
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    Thailand, Bangkok, Wat Bowonniwet, 2011.
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    Street food vendor - Chitlom area
     
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    Hotel Ibis Riverside from Saphan Taksin hotels pier
     
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    The Old Customs House next to the Oriental Hotel
     

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