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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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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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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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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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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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luka567 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent view and capture! =)
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palmbook Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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luka567 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! =)
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome view and shot.
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palmbook Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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