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Getting Around: Bangkok’s Public Transportation

Getting Around: Bangkok’s Public Transportation August 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Talk of Bangkok’s traffic nightmares is pretty common. Getting stuck forever in congested streets and highways, and then giving up, turning around, and getting stuck on the way home, isn’t unheard of. But find someone who lived in Bangkok before the advent of the mass transit system and you’ll...

King Rama VII Museum: The End of Absolute Monarchy

King Rama VII Museum: The End of Absolute Monarchy April 26, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Thailand was the Kingdom of Siam until 1939 (and again for four years after World War II). Today’s political problems may involve Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts but they have deeper roots than the more immediate issues and coups of the last several years. The King Pradajhipok (Rama VII) Museum explores...
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