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PM pleased as Bangkok named world’s top city for weekend break

 

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PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha has congratulated Bangkok for becoming the top destination among the world’s cheapest long-haul cities.

 

“The prime minister is pleased to hear this news,” said Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd. 
 
“It is government policy to encourage tourists to stay longer in Thailand and spend more here.” 
 
He said measures had been taken to boost tourism in the capital, including exempting visa fees and extending the time visitors could stay.
British newspaper The Daily Mirror reported that Bangkok was the cheapest city in the Post Office Travel Money’s Long-Haul City Costs Barometer for 2017.
 
Researchers looked at the price of 11 travel essentials, including food and drink, sightseeing, airport transfers and three nights’ accommodation. They then combined all the costs to create a total “basket price”, in order to determine which long-haul city actually offered the best value for money.


Thailand’s capital topped the list as the best value long-haul city, with a total basket price of 316.93 pounds (Bt13,700) almost 100 pounds less than runner-up Tokyo.
 
“There’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant city but if you’re only stopping for a long weekend then make sure to check out the awe-inspiring Grand Palace, a complex of breathtaking temples,” the report said.
 
Here is the list:
 
1. Bangkok
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Beijing, China
4. Dubai, UAE
5. Cape Town, South Africa
6. Singapore
7. Washington DC, USA
8. Toronto, Canada
9. New York, USA
10. Boston, USA
 
Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30323635

 

 
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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

“There’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant city but if you’re only stopping for a long weekend then make sure to check out the awe-inspiring Grand Palace, a complex of breathtaking temples,” the report said.

 

Yup and don't listen to the touts outside the Palace when they open your taxidoor and say that the Palace is closed for some reason.

 

Many of them hang around there all days to sell you an expensive boattrip in a longtailboat.

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"PM pleased as Bangkok named world’s top city for weekend break"

 

Wasn't that supposed to read: "Top city to (find 'love' and...)  go broke in a weekend"?

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"PM pleased as Bangkok named world’s top city for weekend break"

 

Yeah, break a neck from hanging overhead singes and cables and break a leg

for all the potholes on the uneven footpath and break your teeth trying

to communicate with the locals....

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Somewhere along the line, facts and figures got messed up.
Yes Bangkok is number 1 on the list, number 1 for scams/ cheating tourists.
 

I think you got bangkok mixed up with phuket and Pattaya.

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Nice to know that happiness is floating in the ocean of turbulence

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Posted (edited)

I suppose it's rather easy to spend a whole weekend in Bangkok, though most of it in immigration lines at the airport on arrival and then again on departure.

Edited by Misterwhisper
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