Hot Deal: Bangkok

BAR ON A BARGE Not enough time for an overnight jaunt? For a predinner cocktail with panache take a leisurely sunset cruise down the Chao Phraya in the Marriott's Manohra Moon. Nursing a cool drink in the comfortable embrace of rattan chairs, you can enjoy the City of Angels tinted pink by the setting sun. The daily cruise lasts about an hour and floats by some of the river's loveliest sights, from the serpent-shaped finials of the Grand Palace to the phallic silhouette of Wat Arun. At $8 for a glass of wine and another $11 for the cruise, it is...

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