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    Question Best rooftop view of Bangkok

    I would have thought the Banyan Tree Hotel - providing my tripod can go taller than the railing... Blake 7 reckons Scirocco which I will try tomorrow.

    Any other suggestions welcome... I'd like a nice pan across around sundown tomorrow.

    Also, where's a good spot to film the Chao Praya river?
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    For the river, you might consider the Royal Orchid Sheraton. Their outside deck and pool area has a pretty good view. I used to stay there many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Blake 7 reckons Scirocco which I will try tomorrow.
    i agree, but they dont allow photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee View Post
    For the river, you might consider the Royal Orchid Sheraton. Their outside deck and pool area has a pretty good view. I used to stay there many years ago.
    Or the Millennium Hilton for a view closer to water-level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Blake 7 reckons Scirocco which I will try tomorrow.
    i agree, but they dont allow photos.
    Really?

    When did that happen?

    So you pay 10,000 baht for dinner and a drink and you can't even take a pic? That's a bit off.

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    ^ I just rang and they said I would have to make an appointment and will email me in due course.

    Fuck 'em - where else can I go, I need it today.

    IDEALLY around the Phrom Phong or Banglumpoo area - yes I have to go there because I need some shots of the grand palace.

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    What about a Helicopter? Do you have an expense account for this job?

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    ^ Yes, a budget of 1,000 baht.

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    The Baiyoke Building's Sky Resturant on 78th floor should give you the Bangkok panorama. For the river the Hilton Milenium has both a high view and a good water level view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Really? When did that happen? So you pay 10,000 baht for dinner and a drink and you can't even take a pic? That's a bit off.
    forever, as far as I know, I like it, imagine trying to eat your dinner and 15,000 dickheads are adjusting their cameras and tripods for a better pic!

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    ^^ Is that the DTAC tower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Is that the DTAC tower?
    I believe DTAC has a big sign on it. Here's a link. The building has an observation deck on 77th floor so should be no problem with photos.

    Baiyoke Tower II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    ^^ Is that the DTAC tower?
    yes..

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    The building has an observation deck on 77th floor so should be no problem with photos.
    If I have to shoot through glass it will be a waste of money, travel and time.

    If the footage is imperfect in anyway I'm not putting my name to it.

    I was near there yesterday, you know the bridge over the klong between Pratunam and Siamworld - Zen and all that where World Trade Center was?

    I had been asked for a traffic shot so I stood in the middle of 4 lane traffic as still as I could with buses and motos almost hitting me, I got a great shot which ended when my elbow was clipped by a double decker coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    I had been asked for a traffic shot so I stood in the middle of 4 lane traffic as still as I could with buses and motos almost hitting me, I got a great shot which ended when my elbow was clipped by a double decker coach.

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    The Peninsula has got the ideal location- looking across the river to the main skyline. Not sure if they have an outdoor deck though, if you want a high altitude shot.

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    I have a great view from my apartment here at The River but I'd rather it not be through glass.

    I guess I could wade into the infinity pool that overlooks Nana but I don't want to risk getting my camera wet.

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    try the rooftop Korean BBQ at River City, I think it's only 8 or 12 floors high but has great views of the traffic on the river. Good food too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    I have a great view from my apartment here at The River but I'd rather it not be through glass.

    I guess I could wade into the infinity pool that overlooks Nana but I don't want to risk getting my camera wet.
    The River is not built yet

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    Last time I was up the DTAC tower there was an open walk way outside (no glass)

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    Perhaps you could get onto the roof of the building next to the holiday inn on silom road. Here are two pics I took from the 50th floor of this building with a awful camera through glass.



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    Damn, they pay big money for advertising in Bangkok, wonder what sort of budget that 30 06 2005 company is putting up....

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    ^Ahhhh, your saying memock is an idiot and doesn't know how to turn the date thing off on his camera, don't believe you, of course he knows how to do that, he aint dumb you know.....

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