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Buddhist Holiday Today: Makha Bucha

Buddhist Holiday Today: Makha Bucha February 18, 2011 | Events | Read More
Today, February 18, marks the full moon of the third month of the lunar calendar. This date is significant for Theravada Buddhists because it is believed to be an important event in the Buddha’s life. On the same lunar date Lord Buddha gave an important sermon, known as the Ovādapātimokkha, in...

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...

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...
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