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Bangkok Photo Friday: Erawan Museum

Bangkok Photo Friday: Erawan Museum May 27, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
You may have seen the giant three-headed elephant just east of Bangkok, but if you haven’t stopped by, you should. It’s the fascinating Erawan Museum which gives you some background on Buddhism and some Buddhist art to look at. But obviously, the most impressive part of the place is this...

Bangkok Eats: Mango and Sticky Rice (classic!)

Bangkok Eats: Mango and Sticky Rice (classic!) May 24, 2011 | Food | Read More
Most people who are familiar with Thai cuisine will know about mango and sticky rice, but for the first time traveler, this is something you shouldn’t miss. Thai mangoes may be even sweeter than the Thais themselves. Always abundant both in quantity and species, the mangoes find their way into...

Gaggan: A Fine Indian Food Experience in Bangkok

Gaggan: A Fine Indian Food Experience in Bangkok May 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
I love it when food becomes an experience. It’s not just delicious, but something comes together in the texture, taste, combination and presentation that transcends just your typical yummy meal. Gaggan, a progressive Indian restaurant here in Bangkok, the creation of Chef Gaggan Anand, a native of...

Bangkok Food Tours: Walk Off What You Eat

Bangkok Food Tours: Walk Off What You Eat May 19, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s nothing quite like Thai food, an amazing culinary world with variety like no other. Local travel writer Richard Barrow has gone an entire month (twice) eating only Thai street food without ever repeating a dish. Impressive. The food-scape of Thai cuisine is worth exploring as often as you get...

Anniversary of the Crackdown: Red Shirts Rally Today

Anniversary of the Crackdown: Red Shirts Rally Today May 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the bloody crackdown by the Thai military against the Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok last year. Since that time, there have been many political word battles, some arrests, some periodic rallies on a much smaller scale, but for a Bangkok...

Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day May 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
This was a long holiday weekend in Bangkok. In case you are wondering, May 17 (this year) is Visakha Bucha Day. It’s a Buddhist holiday and is often called Buddha’s birthday, though that isn’t really an accurate name. It might be better to refer to it as Buddha’s life day, as...

Bangkok Summer Festival 2011

Bangkok Summer Festival 2011 May 6, 2011 | Events | Read More
If you had any doubt that summer is on in Bangkok, maybe the sweltering heat and intermittent rains are a clue. But also arriving with the humidity is a bit of live music. Bangkok Summer Festival 2011 takes place this weekend. Set for May 7-8 at National Stadium (easily reached on the BTS Skytrain at...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bangkok 2011

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bangkok 2011 May 2, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
While it might not be an obvious destination to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Bangkok does offer a number of great places to find a Corona or a shot of tequila. See our list of the best Mexican restaurants in Bangkok — always a good place to start. But here are a few specials on the horizon, amigos. La...

Songkran Photos from 2011

Songkran Photos from 2011 April 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Another wet and wild Songkran comes to an end. Songkran Festival didn’t have the lingering shadow of the Red Shirt/government conflict as it did last year and so the crowds of both tourists and locals appeared much larger down on Silom Road. Even road fatalities, an ugly reality of the Songkran...

Bangkok Meets Hancock: Jazz Legend Comes to Thailand

Bangkok Meets Hancock: Jazz Legend Comes to Thailand April 20, 2011 | Events | Read More
There aren’t too many old-school jazz legends left. Herbie Hancock is surely one of them, however. Having played way back in the day with Miles Davis, this jazz pianist is a performer one shouldn’t miss. And next month he’ll be playing at Royal Paragon Hall here in Bangkok. Like one...
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