Category Archives: Landmark

Sunset, Chao Phraya River

I don’t go to the river much, typical excuse is the throngs of tourists at the central piers. Glad I was on the river as the sun was setting, some amazing scenery.

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Along the Khlong

I get lazy, I don’t explore enough. Of course I come up with loads of reasons not to explore, my usual default excuse being ‘it’s too hot.’ Exploring Bangkok’s canals, called khlongs, is worth it. A ride on the water … Continue reading

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Great Video: Promotional Video Showing Thailand in 1960

Below is a link to a video promoting Thailand in 1960, this video was made for Pan Am. To think how American’s viewed Thailand in 1960- prior to affordable air travel that made the world accessible and readily accessible information … Continue reading

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The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is a Big Buddha

Wat Pho has a huge Buddha- the reclining Buddha. It’s fun to take someone visiting Bangkok to see the reclining Buddha and watch for their “oh damn, that is a big Buddha” look. The bottom of the feet are great- … Continue reading

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Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

The Chao Phraya river runs through Bangkok into the Gulf of Thailand, runs through Bangkok might not be accurate as it twists and turns all through the city. There are many great places to visit along the river, this photo … Continue reading

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A Picture from Wat Pho

A friend visited from New York City- I played tour guide to all the big sights and sounds (and a few out of the way sights and sounds). I took this picture at Wat Pho and really like the way … Continue reading

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Jim Thompson House

Go visit. It’s a great look at “old” Thai style, architecture and art. It’s easy to find (just off BTS National Stadium stop) and the story of Jim Thompson is a good one.

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Sky Bar View

The drinks are good, but overpriced. But, the view from Sky Bar in the Lubua State Tower is amazing.64 stories up, Sky Bar takes your breath away.

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The Ultimate Bachelor Pad- Jim Thompson’s House in Bangkok

Go visit. It’s great. Great architecture, great location, great antiques. Great example about living large. Cool story about his disappearance. Just go. The house is only a 5 minute walk from BTS Skytrain Station National Stadium, touring the house(s) and … Continue reading

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Wat Pathum Wanaram

Wat Pathum Wanaram is located in the central shopping district, between the Siam Paragon shopping center and Central World. I have seen this Wat from the BTS Skytrain many times, it is attractive but I never had the desire to … Continue reading

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