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    Bangkok Skyline

    Bangkok is rapidly becoming a more attractive place. Some of the newer building especially.

    Here's some views from the Rompho Mansion in Klong Toei.

    Looking toward Sukumvit


    Looking towards Lumpini park


    Buildings of Soi 22 and soi 26


    The air seems to be getting cleaner year by year.





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    agreed
    im sat in the peninsular and the view across the river and the bottom of silom is wonderful

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    the view into the city from out here in ramkahmhaeng is pretty good, can see baiyoke most days.

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    I should rewrite the tittle, Bangkok Skyline, post your picstures

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    Nice Pics, I remember when Ambassador Hotel on Suk. soi 11 was the tallest building in Bangkok...Guess I am getting old...or just young on my first trip

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    ^^ go on then......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    ^^ go on then......
    I can't rewrite the tittle. Only the moderator creatures can do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    I should rewrite the tittle, Bangkok Skyline, post your picstures
    I reckon I'm a bit of a romantic, Earl..

    How about Bangkok "skylines" from the 1890s?
    [bit of a jest, mate]

    Not that I could discount the modern skyline of Bangkok, as it truly has it's moments. And becoming quite distinguised and recognizable.

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    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Millenium Towers and Augustin

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    Just a small detail .... some of those buildings in the photos are on "septic" systems. BKK (like Dubai) has a very poor sanitary sewer system. While one expects rural areas to have septic systems, the larger cities should have proper Sanitatary Sewer Systems. China is just as bad. Eventually these areas will generate large epidemics. Also remembe rmost of the farmed seafood in Asia is grown in rural areas which regularly flood during monsoon season. The septic systems over flow spreading effluent all over the rural areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    I should rewrite the tittle, Bangkok Skyline, post your picstures
    I reckon I'm a bit of a romantic, Earl..

    How about Bangkok "skylines" from the 1890s?
    [bit of a jest, mate]

    Not that I could discount the modern skyline of Bangkok, as it truly has it's moments. And becoming quite distinguised and recognizable.

    This thread theme has possibilities.
    Cheers!
    Haha I was here in 1979 and the tallest building then was the Grace Hotel!
    Don Muang was surounded by rice fields,
    I remember first walking off the 727 using the stairs and the blast of hot humid air.

    Today my taxi took me a roundabout motorway route the down town skyline looking east from.west is something. No pics I gotta do that with my camera out.

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    Night time scenes are fantastic in some areas. Lots of buildings take on a whole new dimension when lit. Long time since Bayoke was the highlight of the sky at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabaitoo View Post
    Nice Pics, I remember when Ambassador Hotel on Suk. soi 11 was the tallest building in Bangkok...Guess I am getting old...or just young on my first trip
    I recall when the Chochai Building on Sukhumvit was the tallest.

    Used to live down at the dead end of Suk Soi 11 at the Chand House just past the Ambassador Hotel.

    Good thread Earl & great pics!

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    You chose some particularly ugly examples. Check out the Park Ventures Ecoplex on Ploenchit.

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    I reckon the best view of Bangkok is when you are driving north of the elevated Bangna Trad tollway as your travelling over Bangna and about opposite the Convention Centre on the left.

    On a clear day you can see most of the Skyline leading down to china town including the Ratchada-Pisek area and the 3 bridges spanning the Chaopraya River on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Bangkok is rapidly becoming a more attractive place. Some of the newer building especially.

    Here's some views from the Rompho Mansion in Klong Toei.

    Looking toward Sukumvit


    Looking towards Lumpini park


    Buildings of Soi 22 and soi 26


    The air seems to be getting cleaner year by year.
    Looks like pic was taken from Bamrungrad Hospital; snapped a shot while getting yours.




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    Great post Eril,
    I remember going to Phnom Penh in the late 90s and the tallest building was 8 floors. Now a new condo, apt. or office building goes up every week.
    Back in the 70s Pattaya was just a fishing village or so I've been told.

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    Pics of Bkk

    I honestly find it difficult to see what is "beautiful" about these buildings. And the comment about the clear sky is particularly unfortunate when you consider how cancerous the air is in most parts of Bkk.

    The best view of Bkk is when your plane is taking off from Suvarnaphumi and you don't have to see any more this dump of a city.

    LB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopoldbloom View Post
    I honestly find it difficult to see what is "beautiful" about these buildings. And the comment about the clear sky is particularly unfortunate when you consider how cancerous the air is in most parts of Bkk.

    The best view of Bkk is when your plane is taking off from Suvarnaphumi and you don't have to see any more this dump of a city.

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    I never feel like I'm truely out of Thailand until I look down at the city after taking off, then my 'Thailand' mode switches off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopoldbloom
    I honestly find it difficult to see what is "beautiful" about these buildings
    Bangkok is certainly not a city defined by it's great commercial architecture. What we have here is mostly non-descript glass towers, neo-classical monstrosities and crude copies of other buildings. But there a few gems out there.
    Bangkok has many small skylines scatterered around town. We now have the area around Rama 1V and Ratchadapisek with a growing secondary skyline made up of hotels, commercial buildings and many new condominium developments.

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