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Nine Sacred Temple Tour of Bangkok

Nine Sacred Temple Tour of Bangkok April 9, 2011 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Nine is a lucky number. In Thai the word for nine (gao/kao) is similar to the word for ‘step forward’ or ‘progress.’ During special celebrations such as the New Year or Songkran, the Thai New Year, Buddhists in Bangkok will visit what are considered the nine most important temples...

The Lee Boys and Rhythm of the Earth World Festival (photos)

The Lee Boys and Rhythm of the Earth World Festival (photos) February 18, 2011 | free | Read More
There’s still time to see some of the fine local and international acts at the 6th annual Rhythm of the Earth World Festival in Bangkok. We have updated yesterday’s posted information with a copy of the festival’s event schedule. If you missed the Lee Boys last night, you missed a great...

Bangkok’s Rhythm of the Earth World Festival Begins – Free Live Music

Bangkok’s Rhythm of the Earth World Festival Begins – Free Live Music February 17, 2011 | Events, free | Read More
Live world music and awesome barbecue will be happening this week and weekend during the 6th Annual Rhythm of the Earth World Festival in Bangkok. Head on down to Central World to check it out — it’s free! Various local and international musical acts will give free performances on a stage...

Getting Around: Bangkok’s Free Bus

Getting Around: Bangkok’s Free Bus January 8, 2011 | free, Travel Tips | Read More
Thailand is already known to be a backpacker’s dream. Cheap, delicious food at the open-air food markets, awesome budget accommodations, bargain shopping galore at places such as MBK or the Chatuchak Weekend Market. And maybe you’ve even used Bangkok’s free citywide internet. But do...

Green Bangkok: Free WiFi in Bangkok

Green Bangkok: Free WiFi in Bangkok January 3, 2011 | free | Read More
For travelers looking for WiFi, Bangkok has a good number of bars, hotels and coffee shops offering it free to their customers. The expensive hotels such as Hilton or Four Seasons, of course, still assume guests throw money around and couldn’t care less about charges, and so the places offering...

International Street Show in Bangkok: Busking Festival

International Street Show in Bangkok: Busking Festival December 10, 2010 | Events, free | Read More
You know all those random creative types juggling, miming, and painted up and frozen like a statue in the street with a hat full of change on the sidewalk? Sure you do. You’ve stopped, snapped some photos, maybe even dug some contributions out of your pockets as they entertained you. This weekend’s...

Spooky Temple Moments in Bangkok

Spooky Temple Moments in Bangkok October 27, 2010 | free, Things to Do | Read More
It’s Halloween season, and though the Thai do not celebrate this holiday, they are definitely believers in ghosts and the supernatural. So I thought I’d share a couple of creepy Bangkok items. The first is a temple with a shrine for a popular local spirit — and I don’t mean Thai...

Zombies Come to Bangkok: Fright Night?

Zombies Come to Bangkok: Fright Night? October 10, 2010 | Events, free | Read More
The Second Annual Suk 11 Thai Zombie Walk is coming up Saturday, October 16 as part of Bangkok’s festive Halloween mood. The event is organized by Bangkok Haunts with sponsorship from Bacardi, the Sukhumvit Soi 11 Association, and the Lotus Flower Foundation. Photo by rumikel Meet at the fountains...

Bangkok Temple With a Breezy River View

Bangkok Temple With a Breezy River View September 30, 2010 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Have you been to the usual temples? Wat Arun, Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) and Wat Phra Kaew? Here’s an option that sits high above the Chao Phraya River, is not far from the beaten path but most certainly off of it. Wat Bukkhalo is across the river in Thonburi and the new BRT bus system, which crosses...