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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...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Shell Collection Museum

Bangkok Photo Friday: Shell Collection Museum October 8, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Comedian Steven Wright once said he had the world’s largest shell collection and kept it spread out all over the beaches of the world. Well for Mr. Jom Patamakantin and his father, they are a bit more serious. For your convenience they have a home for their collection at the end of Silom Road in...

$5 Best Cultural Thing to Do in Bangkok

$5 Best Cultural Thing to Do in Bangkok October 5, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? $5 (USD) is roughly 150 baht. Depending on your point of view, that could be a nice little pocketful of cash. This will almost get you into a Hollywood new release movie at a modern, swanky cinema, or it could get you 3-4 dishes at a streetside food cart. It’s a pretty reasonable...

Central World Re-opens in Bangkok

Central World Re-opens in Bangkok September 30, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Call me skeptical but I was a little suspicious when it was announced that 80% of the burnt-out mall — the second largest in Asia (OK, the largest burnt-out one) was set to re-open this week. From the Skytrain one can still see deep into the blackened floors and quite a bit of space is still just...

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...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Bangkok Photo Friday: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew September 25, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
One of those must-see attractions in Bangkok, the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew within the palace grounds are probably the top of the list. It’s also a marvelous place to take photographs. Get there right away at 8:30 a.m. before the tours arrive. Admission to the Grand Palace...

September Food Festivals in Bangkok

September Food Festivals in Bangkok September 1, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
As if Bangkok wasn’t already an excellent place to eat. Foodies take note: coming up are two special culinary events that you shouldn’t miss. Photo by jimi photog International TASTE 2010 Amazing Thailand Not all Thai food is the same. Those who know Thailand know that the various regions and cultures...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Salt Pans

Bangkok Photo Friday: Salt Pans August 27, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
While there is much you can see and do using public transportation in Thailand, especially Bangkok, you might still consider a rental car for a day or three. Or at least hire a driver. Just a short drive outside the big city is another world, and I’m not talking the popular out-of-town attractions...

Special UNESCO Exhibit at Siam Ocean World Bangkok

Special UNESCO Exhibit at Siam Ocean World Bangkok August 24, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you find the underwater world fascinating, be sure to check out the latest exhibit at Siam Ocean World in Bangkok. “Saving Our Underwater Cultural Heritage” opened on 16 August 2010. The aquarium is located on two floors (B1-B2) in the basement level of of Siam Paragon shopping center. photo...

Bankok Photo Friday: Bed Supper Club

Bankok Photo Friday: Bed Supper Club August 20, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Is it a tube? Is it a luxury sports car showroom? Alien spacecraft? No, it’s one of Bangkok’s more unusual clubs. Bed Supper Club is a tough one to label. It is a fancy restaurant — but the diners sit on beds. It’s a gallery and also a club with resident and visiting DJs. Thai...