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The City of Bangkok by palmbook The City of Bangkok by palmbook
I have always visited Bai Yok tower (the tallest skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand) every year since 4-5 years ago. Panoramic view of Bangkok, and one free drink, for 300 baht (~ USD10.00) are simply irresistible. This year, I moved up from 77th floor to 81st floor. I just realized that 81st floor gives a better vantage point, not because it is higher up, but window frames do not obstruct the view as much as 77th floor.

Since many people queried me about Bai Yok, you can reach Bai Yok hotel (yes, it's a hotel) by Airport Link train. USD10 will get you to the observation deck. USD20 will get you to the observation deck, plus a buffet. USD30 gives you an open-air buffet where you can enjoy Bangkok night in its full glory. If you want to stay in the hotel, that will be USD60.

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Given 2014-01-13
The City of Bangkok by palmbook ( Suggested by little-billie and Featured by ScENeYmE )
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Not to sound like Oprah Winfrey, but first - Wow!

Now that that's out of the way, here's my opinion about this piece.

Having an interest in architecture and photography (And especially panoramic skyline shots like this one) I've seen literally thousands of shots of cities and skylines, details, modern architecture, Gothic architecture, Brutalism, Neoclassicism - all kinds of stuff, I tell you. I've been dabbling in this kind of photography for a few years now, and even seen shots of Bangkok from different perspectives, but this one really kicks the ball out of the park, so to speak.

The composition is excellent, the lighting is superb. I read your description and find it amazing that, in spite of repeatedly visiting that same tower, you still searched for a new angle and better perspective. I applaud that and it shows with this fantastic image.

This is how cityscape photography is supposed to be done, people, take note.
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kellyXV2000 Featured By Owner 57 minutes ago  New Deviant
beautiful
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:iconbuntcone:
Buntcone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful cityscape and pano :clap: I love the lines created by the night time traffic :D
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)

The curves created by expressway here are absolutely splendid :)
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:iconbuntcone:
Buntcone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeedy, they are :nod:
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:iconjotei:
Jotei Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Photos is always so beautiful . :)
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :) I'm glad you like it so much :)
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SheltonW Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My dad was stationed at the Embassy back in 1976-1978 and I loved living there during that time.  I would love to be able to go back.  Thank you so much for the reminder of those wonderful times.
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palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that was a long time ago. I wasn't even born then :)

Bangkok has changed a lot in the past two decades. It has grown into a very busy city :)
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:iconsheltonw:
SheltonW Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It was insanely busy back then too!
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:iconjosheaiv:
JOSheaIV Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, love the colors and the long expose. Secondly, those prices are amazing (makes me want to go)
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Everything is relatively cheap here. However, it increases quite rapidly for the last few years :(
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:iconjosheaiv:
JOSheaIV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, well that sucks
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giosolARTE Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi palmbook,  I'm Giovanni co-founder and designer of Noosfeer.com. Your art-work is impressive, we would love to feature it on our new-tab project. 
I invite you to know more about it: medium.com/@Noosfeer/hello-art…

Many thanks, 
Giovanni
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:iconluka567:
luka567 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent view and capture! =)
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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:iconluka567:
luka567 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! =)
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome view and shot.
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot!
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :love:
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Fastforza1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Great job!!
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
fantastic work!
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   General Artist
no probs :)
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EduardoDevigilli Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply amazing! Could you tell us what shutter speed was used? Thank you very much
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am pretty sure it was 30 seconds. :)

Thank you so much. I hope you also enjoy my other photos.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconchibi-demon-angel694:
chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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godsend54 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
neon highway
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it is pretty, right? :D
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godsend54 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, very!
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:icongrady46:
grady46 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb !
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :love:
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grady46 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome ! :D
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Nice.
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :love:
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:iconlordtrigonstar:
lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
You are welcome. :)
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:iconxgblue:
XGBlue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like a rollercoaster XD
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it does, except that it is horizontal :D
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:iconxgblue:
XGBlue Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww great shot! Congrats on the DD :tighthug:
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:iconpalmbook:
palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :love:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :hug:
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