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Dreams of a better place to live in

Accolades from top travel magazines don't cut it for Bangkok residents - they feel there is much room for improvement

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  • Writer: Apinya Wipatayotin and Supoj Wancharoen
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After the riots of 2010 and the great floods of 2011, Bangkok needed some good news - and in 2012, it got it. Two surveys by respected travel magazines named the city of angels the best city in Asia and the world. 

Bangkok folk see many faults in the city and want the authorities to think of them as much as they think of tourists. PATIPAT JANTHONG

In July Bangkok was voted the world's best city by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine, beating other popular cities including Florence, Rome and Paris.

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