Articles Tagged ‘chao phraya’

Loy Krathong in Bangkok: 2010 Festival of Lights

Loy Krathong in Bangkok: 2010 Festival of Lights November 18, 2010 | Events | Read More
The Thai have both a solar and a lunar calendar. Plus with so much Chinese influence and ethnicity mixed into parts of the country here, the Chinese lunar dates are also kept track of on wall calendars. This year is 2553, well past the Mayan End of the Current World Date of 2012, so I guess the Thai...

Waters Rising in Bangkok (Photos)

Waters Rising in Bangkok (Photos) October 25, 2010 | What's New | Read More
What goes up, must come down. And then after it comes down, it comes downstream. The devastating floods in Thailand have killed over 40 people, but now as the situation stabilizes in the northern provinces (barring more rainfall), the threat moves south and on to Bangkok. Bangkok Post has the flood details;...

Blog Action Day 2010: Water in Bangkok

Blog Action Day 2010: Water in Bangkok October 15, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bangkok has an intimate relationship with water. The Chao Phraya River winds its way through the city and canals — some visible, others running beneath the concrete — criss cross much of it. Not long ago these canals were the main channels of transportation, in fact. If you travel here it...

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: Sunset on Chao Phraya River

Bangkok Photo Friday: Sunset on Chao Phraya River June 25, 2010 | Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Sunsets over water are always nice and while Bangkok might not be on a beach (though not far from a few either) it does have its share of shimmering waters. A couple of favorite places to catch sunsets are the high-in-the-sky bar Sirocco (bring a credit card!) or the more down to earth… er, down...

Bangkok Escape: UNESCO-honored Ayutthaya

Bangkok Escape: UNESCO-honored Ayutthaya May 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Bangkok may be the capital of Thailand now, but such was not always the case for the Kingdom of Siam. Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, was built in the present-day Thonburi area where King Taksin made his palace near the Chao Phraya River after leaving the former capital to the invading Burmese. Photo...

Riding the River in Bangkok

Riding the River in Bangkok March 25, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo: Kevin Revolinski The Chao Phraya River twists through Bangkok on its course to the Bay of Thailand and its muddy waters churn with boat traffic as residents use ferries to bypass the tangled lanes on land. This is one side of Bangkok you won’t want to miss. Guided boat tours offer a great angle...