The Bangkok Beat

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January 21, 2009
Originally published in Living Landscapes
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  The city’s bustling nightscape is captured from a footbridge at the Victory Monument.
    The city’s bustling nightscape is captured from a footbridge at the Victory Monument.
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  Traditional Thai homes can be spotted from the river and are best seen from one of Bangkok’s many canal tours.
    Traditional Thai homes can be spotted from the river and are best seen from one of Bangkok’s many canal tours.
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  A guide strolls across a footbridge outside of one of the buildings at Kukrit House.
    A guide strolls across a footbridge outside of one of the buildings at Kukrit House.
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  A water “taxi” glides languidly down the canal.
    A water “taxi” glides languidly down the canal.
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  There are buddha statues and then there are Buddha Statues, like this 200-foot-tall standing buddha, viewed from the roof of the Phra-Nakron Norn-Len Hotel.
    There are buddha statues and then there are Buddha Statues, like this 200-foot-tall standing buddha, viewed from the roof of the Phra-Nakron Norn-Len Hotel.
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  The outdoor environs of a temple and “spirit house” near the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit).
    The outdoor environs of a temple and “spirit house” near the Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit).
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  Perhaps the most sweetly named mode of transportation, a group of Tuk Tuks park outside the Grand Palace.
    Perhaps the most sweetly named mode of transportation, a group of Tuk Tuks park outside the Grand Palace.
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  Patrons survey the photography on display at the Playground lifestyle mall.
    Patrons survey the photography on display at the Playground lifestyle mall.
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  The Kathmandu photo gallery.
    The Kathmandu photo gallery.
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  High design is played out in Bangkok’s dining scene: a quiet moment in the lounge area at To Die For, a restaurant at H1.
    High design is played out in Bangkok’s dining scene: a quiet moment in the lounge area at To Die For, a restaurant at H1.
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  The exterior of the Bed Supperclub.
    The exterior of the Bed Supperclub.
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  Seeking respite from the hot Bangkok weather? The pool at the Eugenia hotel offers a quiet place to relax after a day of touring the city.
    Seeking respite from the hot Bangkok weather? The pool at the Eugenia hotel offers a quiet place to relax after a day of touring the city.
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