Articles Tagged ‘photo’

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: Very Public Toilet

Bangkok Photo Friday: Very Public Toilet November 12, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Last week I posted a few tips about where to find a public restroom in Bangkok. This week, while on an amazing Bangkok bike (and boat) tour with Co van Kessel, we happened upon some pandan fields (leaves used for cooking and food coloring as seen in the dip for sala pao). I’ve seen some public...

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...

Bangkok Photo Friday: Cabaret!

Bangkok Photo Friday: Cabaret! July 30, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
“The most beautiful ladies in all of Thailand…” Well, not exactly. If you are interested in seeing a cabaret show while you are in Bangkok, the Calypso Cabaret at the Asia Hotel is the one to see. The song and dance variety show is entertaining for sure and what leaves most guests a...

Bangkok Concerts and Photo Contest: Smile at Ratchaprasong

Bangkok Concerts and Photo Contest: Smile at Ratchaprasong July 1, 2010 | Events | Read More
Though most will tell you that since the end of the recent protest conflicts in Bangkok traveling to Bangkok has pretty much returned to normal, many from the world outside Thailand may not be getting that message. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has the challenge to get the word out. Thus, we have...

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: Photo Friday

Bangkok: Photo Friday May 7, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
How to massage your ogre? This detail comes from within the Wat Pho temple grounds and is part of a collection of drawings indicating important pressure points for Thai massage. Check back here on Monday for a post about finding a good place to experience a Thai massage in Bangkok.

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday April 16, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
After a wet week of a welcome disturbance in the Bangkok streets, Songrkan Festival has come to a close. Predictions were dismal that this year’s celebration would be muted by the Red Shirt protests but despite a general lack of foreigners compared to other years, the Thai are still able to have...

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday April 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Kevin Revolinski From a distance the display jars look like something out of a science fiction movie, up close the contents look like polished pebbles. But these lighted glass miniature chedis contain relics of the Buddha and some of his more distinguished followers. This particular collection...

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday March 26, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Traditional Thai dancers take a break, cooling off in front of a fan at Erawan Shrine in the heart of Bangkok. The origins of the shrines statue image are Hindu and though many call it “Four-Faced Buddha” it is in fact a representation of Brahma. Devotees offer prayers and wishes and when...