Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand

A Buddhist Temple in Bangkok
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    I went to Asia for my vacation in 2003.  My first stop was Bangkok, Thailand.  I flew from Los Angeles to Bangkok on Thai Airways International.  They are known for their "Royal Orchid Service."  On board, we were served excellent meals, expensive liquors, and fine wines.  Since the flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok takes over 19 hours, we had one stop in Narita (Tokyo), Japan so the Boeing 747-400 could refuel.  I stayed at the Bangkok Palace Hotel near the downtown area.  I only had a 1 day stopover in Thailand so I hired a car from the hotel to take me around Bangkok.  I went past the King's Palace and saw this marble temple above, where the King prays.  The Thai people are proud of their heritage and their monarchy.  The driver kept telling me about "his King."  Bangkok is pretty nice for the third world.  There are Porsche, Mercedes, and BMW dealerships, and the city is pretty clean over all.

Last Updated:  August 3, 2008 12:08 PM