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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 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...

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...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Wat Bowon

Bangkok Photo Friday: Wat Bowon March 10, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Though an important center for Thai Buddhism, Wat Bowonniwetwihan or Wat Bowon is not typically on the tourist trail. This is where King Bhumibol Adulyadej himself was ordained as a monk. Besides a central golden chedi, there is an abundance of great murals inside. A canal through the grounds reflects...

Explore Rattanakosin Island…in a Museum

Explore Rattanakosin Island…in a Museum March 8, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Don’t get confused, but if you hear about Rattanakosin Island, you need to look inside the city of Bangkok to find it. Koh Rattankosin is the area of Bangkok where King Rama I once decided to set up his city and palace. He commissioned a canal joining two points on the curving Chao Phraya River to...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Devasathan (Brahmin Shrine)

Bangkok Photo Friday: Devasathan (Brahmin Shrine) December 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s the New Year and the Thai will want to start it out right by making some prayers and offerings at the local temples. Today’s photo is of Devasathan, more commonly known as the Brahmin Shrine. Actually three shrines in one dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Vishnu just a stone’s throw...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Becoming a Monk

Bangkok Photo Friday: Becoming a Monk December 18, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Monks are highly revered in Thai society. One offers them seats on the bus or train. In the mornings, the monks collect food and other daily living items as they pass through the streets. And women are never supposed to touch a monk or even hand him an item directly. Monkhood is a serious ordination,...

Bangkok Pool Blues: Book Review

Bangkok Pool Blues: Book Review December 9, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
One wouldn’t probably guess it, but Bangkok has a fascination with pool, as in billiards. Author Tom Crowley, an American expat with a passion for it as well, has spent the last 12 years watching a budding community of talent, hustlers, and pool culture evolve here in the Big Mango. His latest book,...

Madame Tussauds Bangkok Is Open

Madame Tussauds Bangkok Is Open December 4, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Madame Tussauds Bangkok opened to the public today on the 6th floor of Siam Discovery joining Shanghai and Hong Kong as the only cities in Asia to have the famous wax museum. Like all Madame Tussauds locations, Bangkok’s has its own signature personalities. The first exhibit holds the Prince Father...

Cinemas in Siam: Going to the Movies in Bangkok

Cinemas in Siam: Going to the Movies in Bangkok October 30, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Going to the movies is a first-rate experience in Bangkok. The movies are typically up-to-date (or not too far behind), the price is cheap by Western standards, and the cinemas themselves are high quality. The following is a bit of information on what you might expect when you head to the movies in Bangkok. SF...