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Bangkok After The Rain: The Return Of The Venice Of The East

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A Thai wrote this article? Where do they produce people like this? Overseas, no doubt.

Great article. If only at least 10% more of the population could think like this... then we'd only need 90% more of the population to realise it and we'd be on our way to actually doing something about the problem!

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Another pathetic article. Don't know why some people just can't grow up.

Yeah, best just to read about farang suicides and all. Or how great the red people and their leaders are... those are the really well-written stuff.

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

But they have gondolas! With noise, ok, but...!

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

Bangkok was NEVER known as the "Venice of the East"...that was Ayuthya. Read your REAL Thai history (e.g. David Wyatt), Nation--and Thai Visa--hacks...

Yes it was, and still is, with possibly less justification for doing so now with the greatly reduced number of klongs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_called_Venice_of_the_East

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

Really?? Thats all you can come up with?

well he obviously never read the article, so what else could he say?

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

The article says that Bangkok used to be referred to as 'The Venice of the East' - in the 1980's - when they had PLANNING!

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

The article says that Bangkok used to be referred to as 'The Venice of the East' - in the 1980's - when they had PLANNING!

sorry! 1780's

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

Well, not exactly looks like, but normally it smells like Venice (in summer) and there is a similar tourist rip-off happeing here and there...

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Plus its sinking like Venice.

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

Sukhumvit use to be a canal as well as many other main roads.

Canals were the predominant mode of transportation long ago....

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

Sukhumvit use to be a canal as well as many other main roads.

Canals were the predominant mode of transportation long ago....

And many times, it was the only option, to build wider roads.

After the rain is before the rain!

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How the hell does Bangkok look even vaguely like Venice?

Try reading the article. It's explained very well.

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Venice of the East huh? still subject to the hegemonic notion that it is in the East (it is East releative to Europe if you are standing North South) For Vietnamese is it the Venice of the West?

Oh dearie me, if you want to be so political, try something more intelligent.

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