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    bangkok xmas eve

    Any suggestions on what to do on xmas eve and xmas day in bangkok anybody,? i know what i would be doing if i was by myself but i will be with my wife and 4 year old boy and 2 year old boy , are shopping centres likely to be open ? probably staying in the sukhumvit area

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    everywhere is open and it is not a public holiday

    this is a Buddhist country

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    everywhere is open and it is not a public holiday
    Are the churches open though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Any suggestions on what to do on xmas eve and xmas day in bangkok anybody, are shopping centres likely to be open ?
    Christmas shopping eh?





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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    everywhere is open and it is not a public holiday
    Are the churches open though?

    they never close unless someone has nicked all the silver

    that was why Jesus was born in a stable

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    Xmas shopping

    Listen up mr withnall stoke , i will have you know i wear the pants in our house ( she just tells me what colour pants to wear) As for you Dr andy i am well aware that its a buddhist country but having never been in bangkok over xmas and given how westernised thailand has become it wouldnt bloody well surprise me if some Kunt decided to add another holiday to the already long list of any excuse holidays they already have , Perhaps i should of posed the question of where can i get rip roaring drunk and have a proffesional knobjob but i already know the answer to that,

    Flame away boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    i will have you know i wear the pants in our house ( she just tells me what colour pants to wear)
    Message recieved and understood.



















    Shopping it is then.

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    Christmas dinner at Foodland - very reasonably priced (I've done it... ).

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    Why do anything Christmas specific? Break the chain. Take the family to an amusement park, to the zoo, Riverboat dinner ride. etc etc.

    Shopping is so sheeple.

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    Well, Christmas is Christmas.

    I like doing something then. It's different from Easter (which is actually more important) or other religious festivals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2
    Why do anything Christmas specific? Break the chain. Take the family to an amusement park, to the zoo, Riverboat dinner ride. etc etc.
    I agree with this. I love Bangkok at Christmas time. A riverboat cruise would be beautiful. Just explore the area, walk around, play tourist, just do what you would do in BKK on any other day.

    You could exchange your gifts in the evening after a nice day out and before dinner, perhaps. The malls will have lots of things for kids, so don't rule them out completely.

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    As your boys are very young book into a nice hotel with Nanny service, have a nice Christmas Eve meal in the hotel and have the boys back in the room by 9.00pm. Have the Nanny there ready.

    Then take your missus to a nearby club or disco and enjoy but don't get home too late. Spassos in the Hyatt Erawan is a nice place.

    Next morning check which of the Zoo's or amusement parks have not been flood affected and take the boys out for the day.

    Have a great day.

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    Nice to know there's still some civil people on here.

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    Went in 2003 lights much better than London, children would enjoy them, each hotel had their own show.

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    Shes of shopping

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    Thats it sorted then , The wife and kiddies can go shopping and get me that hat to hide the thumb print and on there return i will treat them to a bang up feed at Foodland , Meanwhile i might amuse myself at that adult amusement park / petting zoo by the name of nana plaza ,With her indoors permission of course.

    Good advice from loytoy , havent booked a hotel yet so must remember to get one with nanny service , and not a bad idea from natalie 88 to take a river cruise, where would be the easiest access to said vessel from the sukhumvit area ?

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    Leave the family at home and blow your whole christmas budget in soi yodsak.
    Happy Clitoris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Have the Nanny there ready.
    Yep have the nanny ready thats a good idea

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    Christmas is a normal work/school day here but for it being on a Sunday this year. Some of the hotels along Sukhumvit (and other tourist parts of Bangkok) put out some great dinner or brunch buffets on holidays and weekends. I find them quite enjoyable after a week of eating Thai school food and sandwiches from 7-11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    where would be the easiest access to said vessel from the sukhumvit area ?
    The Oriental Hotel on the corner of Charoen Krung and Sathorn. Sukhumvit isn't on the river.

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    Sukhumvit isn't on the river.

    No shit" What i meant was, whats the easiest/fastest way to get from sukhumvit area to the river and where would be a likely place to get a boat for a cruise

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    If you want a real Christmas dinner this place has the best menu, plus its free for the kids.

    http://www.bourbonstbkk.com/christma..._menu_2011.pdf

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    The JW Marriott used to put on a good dinner should imagine they still do, don't know how much these days.

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    Is there a YMCA in Bangers?

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    There's a YWCA

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Is there a YLBCA in Bangers?
    Please. This is a family thread!

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