Bangkok, anyone?

  • shytownguy13

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    Nov 25, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Hey guys, i will be traveling to Bangkok on the following dates:

    Dec 13-16
    Feb 7-10 (2013)
    April 11-14 (2013)

    Any tips on places to go and dine? Will be staying in Silom area.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 25, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    I love Bangkok but while I'm there I eat at a lot of the street stalls you can get phad thai for like a dollar! The malls also cook their food fresh.
    The Skybar where Hangover 2 was filmed was a great place to hang out.

    Make sure you go to "Boys Town" It's a "trip" just walk down the small street even if you're not into that stuff it's interesting. They bar boys will actually physically grab you and try to have you see their live sex shows and "Big Cock" shows. One of the bar boys actually told me,"Biggest cock in Thailand but average for Westerners!" I couldn't help but bust out laughing. They also have the massage boys standing around you can pick which one you want and I'm sure you'll get a happy ending. It's Bangkok after all!

    Bangkok is so wild and it has something for everyone. If you do enjoy cooking then there are many places where you can learn how to make Authentic thai food. That was what I originally planned but I ended up being pulled into the Bangkok party scene. I'll do it next time around because I love Bangkok. <3

    Have fun!
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    Yeah, me and my younger bro went to stay at the Lub D backpacker joint in Silom back in January. The backstreets around this hotel have interesting bars but that's it. Patpong district next to it is the craziest place I have ever been to (and I've been and seen some shit in my life) icon_biggrin.gif

    We also took advantage during that same January week of the cheap prices for all hotels due to Bangkok still recovering from the October 2011 floods, and stayed in the Grande Sukhumvit Sofitel at Soi 10 in Sukhumvit, the high class entertainment district east of the old city. It's accessible from Nana Station, and will be less crowded during the Songkran Water Festival (which is also on the date of April 11-14 you mentioned in your planned travel dates) - that date which I am also planning to travel with Canadian and Malaysian friends.

    Three things I can definitely tell you:

    1) The scooter cabs/tuk tuks should NOT charge per person. There is no such thing.

    2) Do go over to the Tawan Bar on Soi Tarntawan near Surawong Road (just ask the taxi driver or scooter cab person to go to "Thanon Surawong"). Holy shit the muscle on the male performers will change you forever, I swear.

    3) Do keep a lot of change with you if you want to use the BTS Skytrain. Most machines will run out of the ability to change notes into coins during peak hours.
  • CubInTraining

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    Nov 25, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Will go and getting wet
    LMFAO
  • alphatop

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    Nov 25, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    Club DJ Station, can't remember the address, but google it. Best drag show in the city.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 25, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    Supernova_ saidClub DJ Station, can't remember the address, but google it. Best drag show in the city.


    Yea Club DJ Station plays some good ass music! It was bit hard for me to find though but its like right under the BTS. On the same side as the Night Market.

    Also when you do get into a taxi cab tell them you want the meter on! Tuktuks are fun two ride but they will overcharge you like Artsy said, they are more of a tourist attraction. You should try it once though!
  • nathantoy

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    why dont you try philippines?
    lot of beautiful beaches.
    haha
  • alphatop

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    nathantoy saidwhy dont you try philippines?
    lot of beautiful beaches.
    haha


    Boracay SUCKS ass! Thailand is way better than Philippines.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    Supernova_ said
    nathantoy saidwhy dont you try philippines?
    lot of beautiful beaches.
    haha


    Boracay SUCKS ass! Thailand is way better than Philippines.


    Are you crazy?! Boracay rocks but there is NO gay scene whatsoever but I would rather be in Thailand as well!
  • nathantoy

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    okay thats your opinion .
    but for me i wanna try palawan the best places for beach in the philippines
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    Nov 25, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    Supernova_ said
    nathantoy saidwhy dont you try philippines?
    lot of beautiful beaches.
    haha


    Boracay SUCKS ass! Thailand is way better than Philippines.


    Can't compare Thai with Philippines man. Both countries are totally different in terms of cultural experience, clubbing scene, street food and basically everything else.

    But yeah, even my Pinoy friends think Boracay was dirty and overcrowded (unfortunately kinda like what's happening to the beaches of Bali and Pattaya). The only Philippine island paradise I'd recommend is Palawan as well - it was like stepping into another country within the Philippines itself.
  • nathantoy

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    yah really cant compare.
    im just trying to promote my country.
  • alphatop

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    Manila is dirty and ugly big city and feels unsafe. On the contrary, Bangkok feels safe, fun and laid back. Just my two cents.
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    Nov 25, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    nathantoy saidyah really cant compare.
    im just trying to promote my country.


    Haha what a cute show-off you are. But let's not get off topic and focus on Krung Thep in this thread, please icon_smile.gif

    Besides, everyone in South East Asia knows Malaysia is the best
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Supernova_ saidManila is dirty and ugly big city and feels unsafe. On the contrary, Bangkok feels safe, fun and laid back. Just my two cents.


    ^ Yes I feel much safer in Bangkok and I almost go pick pocketed in Manila. You have to be careful there icon_smile.gif.

    Lol Supernova I didn't know that was you posting. Hello!!! We need to meet up somewhere in Asia!!! Haha
  • nathantoy

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    i just really can't imagine why most sindicates are in manila well in fact
    other places in philippines are peacefull and clean
  • alphatop

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt said
    Supernova_ saidManila is dirty and ugly big city and feels unsafe. On the contrary, Bangkok feels safe, fun and laid back. Just my two cents.


    ^ Yes I feel much safer in Bangkok and I almost go pick pocketed in Manila. You have to be careful there icon_smile.gif.

    Lol Supernova I didn't know that was you posting. Hello!!! We need to meet up somewhere in Asia!!! Haha


    I'm in Shanghai now.icon_wink.gif
  • shytownguy13

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    Nov 26, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidI love Bangkok but while I'm there I eat at a lot of the street stalls you can get phad thai for like a dollar! The malls also cook their food fresh.
    The Skybar where Hangover 2 was filmed was a great place to hang out.

    Make sure you go to "Boys Town" It's a "trip" just walk down the small street even if you're not into that stuff it's interesting. They bar boys will actually physically grab you and try to have you see their live sex shows and "Big Cock" shows. One of the bar boys actually told me,"Biggest cock in Thailand but average for Westerners!" I couldn't help but bust out laughing. They also have the massage boys standing around you can pick which one you want and I'm sure you'll get a happy ending. It's Bangkok after all!

    Bangkok is so wild and it has something for everyone. If you do enjoy cooking then there are many places where you can learn how to make Authentic thai food. That was what I originally planned but I ended up being pulled into the Bangkok party scene. I'll do it next time around because I love Bangkok. <3

    Have fun!


    Wow, thanks! icon_smile.gif I also heard about the thai cooking lessons but I just have this feeling that I won't have the "time" for that when I get there. lol.
  • shytownguy13

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    Nov 26, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    ArtsyRunner saidYeah, me and my younger bro went to stay at the Lub D backpacker joint in Silom back in January. The backstreets around this hotel have interesting bars but that's it. Patpong district next to it is the craziest place I have ever been to (and I've been and seen some shit in my life) icon_biggrin.gif

    We also took advantage during that same January week of the cheap prices for all hotels due to Bangkok still recovering from the October 2011 floods, and stayed in the Grande Sukhumvit Sofitel at Soi 10 in Sukhumvit, the high class entertainment district east of the old city. It's accessible from Nana Station, and will be less crowded during the Songkran Water Festival (which is also on the date of April 11-14 you mentioned in your planned travel dates) - that date which I am also planning to travel with Canadian and Malaysian friends.

    Three things I can definitely tell you:

    1) The scooter cabs/tuk tuks should NOT charge per person. There is no such thing.

    2) Do go over to the Tawan Bar on Soi Tarntawan near Surawong Road (just ask the taxi driver or scooter cab person to go to "Thanon Surawong"). Holy shit the muscle on the male performers will change you forever, I swear.

    3) Do keep a lot of change with you if you want to use the BTS Skytrain. Most machines will run out of the ability to change notes into coins during peak hours.


    I will be staying at Lub D as well. How was your stay there?
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    Nov 26, 2012 12:19 PM GMT
    If you want to do other things other than clubbing, see the temples, usually accessible by public transport/boat.

    DJ Station and Tawan are wonderful and had a lot of fun bar hopping along the Soi 4 strip. If you're feeling a bit naughty, check out the Babylon Sauna.


    Other than that, enjoy the food. It's fantastic and cheap!

    I'll be in Bangkok during that time, but will be sightseeing into Koh Samet island and will spend most of my time there. Best of luck bud.

    Tuk tuk (the tricycles) will try to rip you off if you're not familiar with it. DO NOT say yes paying for gas. They will try and make a detour to a gas station, where they beg to ask you to pay for gas. It's so cheap though, that you don't feel ripped off - it is a lot of fun riding it.

  • dragonbunny

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    Nov 26, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    Bangkok in April? Are you sure you want to do this?
  • alphatop

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    Nov 26, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    dragonbunny saidBangkok in April? Are you sure you want to do this?


    And why the hell not?icon_eek.gif
  • alphatop

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    Nov 26, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    icon_exclaim.gifSpeaking of the Kingdom of Thailand, has anyone been to Phuket or Pattaya or Krabi? I've been to Thailand twice, and both times I went to Ko Samui and Ko Phangan and eventually, Bangkok. I'll be visiting Thailand most likely for the third time, in February 2013, and would like to change a scenery. So, any recommendation? icon_question.gif
  • dragonbunny

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    Nov 27, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    Supernova_ said
    dragonbunny saidBangkok in April? Are you sure you want to do this?


    And why the hell not?icon_eek.gif

    Because it's hotter than hell. Even the Thais complain about the heat. Need I say more?
  • alphatop

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    Nov 27, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    dragonbunny said
    Supernova_ said
    dragonbunny saidBangkok in April? Are you sure you want to do this?


    And why the hell not?icon_eek.gif

    Because it's hotter than hell. Even the Thais complain about the heat. Need I say more?


    icon_rolleyes.gif It's not THAT hot.