One of the most popular destinations for tourists from around the world! A flight from HCMC to BKK lasts for one hour and 10', but we may stuck at the Thai immigration for more than an hour, then the taxi ride from the airport to downtown (either Silom or Sukhumvit) - another hour or even more due to the traffic jam! But people keep coming to this very easy going city...
I used to go to BKK, very often! Some times for business, sometime for pleasures...but over the past several years, only once a year for my personal medical check-up.
Some of my friends didn't like Bangkok, they have their own judgments: either dirty, messy, commercial...but to me I realized Bangkok is very smelly! It's not a negative comment as this smell is quite unique, and only few cities have the smell...Singapore also has a special smell and surely Saigon has something!
Famous Patpong with karaoke clubs, massage parlours...a sin in the eyes of God!
The smell from Bangkok is indescribable, it's like a combination of many different smells, flavors: from the massage oil, to the fried chicken, grilled fish, spicy salad on the street, from the strong perfume of those nicely dressed ladies, standing in Patpong, keep saying some Japanese words...to the stinky dark water canals around the city! Bangkok really has many things that we may not find in another cities in Asia: the land full of smiles and smells!
Fish cake wrapped in banana leaves, grilled on fire, together with rice - a luncheon for Thais!