27th July 2004, 10:58 AM
27th July 2004, 11:04 AM
bangkok...good place for photography...it's massive and A LOT OF PPL!!!!
i like pratunam area a lot.
27th July 2004, 11:19 AM
Depends on where you stay, Bangkok is hugh, with 10million population, you would have too many things to shoot....
Traditional photographing scenes are the Grand Palace, Sleeping Budda, Jade Budda, Golden Budda, all kinds of temples, Riverside market, downtown skyline, traffic jam, people jam, cute policeman, street beggar, etc.
Shopping wise, if you need air-con, then try MahBoonKong mall, if you can live without air-con, can try the weekend market at Chatujaik (or something like that, forgot the spelling, there is MRT station nearby now.)
Dining wise, get out of the hotel areas, go north to eat with the locals, mind you, some authentic Thai restaurants have no chairs, you sit on the mat and eat.
27th July 2004, 11:25 AM
Eat at Cabbages and Condoms.
27th July 2004, 11:26 AM
And head to Panthip Plaza for 'cheap' versions of software and DVDs etc...Also will bombarde you with offers of 'sexy movie?'. Not sure if they wanted me to buy or star in one!!
27th July 2004, 11:33 AM
Heh heh...been there, done that! They'll give you a souvenier after the meal right. wink!
Originally Posted by Phildate
27th July 2004, 11:33 AM
I think the Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok and the Floating Market is a good place to shoot. Grand Palace is a must, but got dress code.
Shopping wise its MBK for comfortable shopping. Night markets at Pratunam, Silom, Khao San etc. And dont miss the Chatucak Weekend market, alot of great stuff there, from clothes to pets to gardening to food etc. Its huge too, and too many shops,didnt finish walking the entire place in one weekend.
Dine. This I am not too sure. I eat all the roadside stuff.
27th July 2004, 12:50 PM
beware of elephant, don't be surprise if u see them on the road.
27th July 2004, 12:57 PM
Chinatown area got lots of roadside stalls at nite selling very nice and reasonably priced seafood.
27th July 2004, 01:12 PM
May I suggest to go to Ayuthaya, the ancient Siam capital. Nice place to shoot. Booked a day tour and they will bring you to some temple, King's summer palace along the way too. For me, I like to eat at road side stall, but I always choose cooked food. Have fun.
27th July 2004, 01:40 PM
Khao san road got lots of budget travel agency offering cheaper tickets to ayuthaya,it is a very interesting place,like a cowboy town.alot of backpackers inn there.
u should go there and have a look.
get a free city map when u arrive at the bangkok airport.
27th July 2004, 01:43 PM
regarding ayuthaya or ayuthiya whatever...check if the bird flu thing is under control and get your flu jab a week b4 u go there...cos if you forget, the tamiflu medicine is bloody expensive!!!!
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27th July 2004, 08:11 PM
The stalls by the side of the road sell the best stuff if you stomach can take it. There's a lady selling Tom Yum Kroong soup near Pantip Plaza ... about 50 metres from Grand Diamond Apartments near a shop selling suits. Her prices are almost the same as the restaurants, but it's sure darn good.
In BKK, you have to try the Sukiyaki. I would recommend DaiDomon (120 baht, eat all your can, drink all the coke you can, and they serve you! ... that was 2 years back, but I doubt it has changed much). You can find DaiDoMon at MBK or Siam Center.
You must also try Oyishi (something like that) at the ground level of MBK. Japanese Thai mixed cuisines. Their gyoza and octopus balls are delish!
For true Jap food, go to Fuji. Top floor MBK or mid level Siam Center. Can't beat that.
For Thai cuisines, you have to go to S&P at Siam Center or Pantip Plaza.
Go to Futurepark Rangsit. They are starting to promote the shopping centre to tourists. It's north of the airport and its frequented by locals, can't beat the prices. It's about the size of Suntec City or bigger.