The Bangkok Post published this helpful graphic detailing the size and shape of the parks in Bangkok. Sadly, there aren’t many parks, many areas of the city have precious few trees and very little greenery, but there are a … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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