Bangkok’s Cocks

April 20, 2013

BangkokCockFighters

You can often see these little cages with roosters in Bangkok – they are mostly held by people eager to have them compete in a cockfight. And yes, betting is always involved. However, the nice thing about that sometimes you wake up to the sound of roosters – in the middle of downtown Bangkok, where the last thing you expect to hear is that “village sound” :-)

Every once in a while you come across someone who just looks like a person who had an interesting life story.

How about this old Asian man with his thick white hair andhis long white beard?

old Asian man in Bangkok

Transfer from Bangkok To Pattaya

Looking for Transfer from Bangkok to Pattaya? 1 to 3 people: private, air-conditioned luxury Sedan (with driver) (see pictures below) pick up at your hotel in Bangkok drop off at any place you want in Pattaya includes all tollway fees, gasoline and surcharges Price: 1500 Baht Up to 8 people: private, air-conditioned van (with driver) […]

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Why Public Transportation Is The Best Way To Move Around Bangkok

We always recommend our clients to move around Bangkok by skytrain or subway if possible instead of taking a taxi. Even though taxis are very cheap in Bangkok. The reason? Well, look for yourself: Being stuck in traffic for hours is nothing unusual at all in this metropolis of more than 11 million people (and […]

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Wat Po Temple

The Wat Po (วัดโพธิ์) temple in Bangkok, which also houses the reclining Buddha, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok, and with good reason. It’s a large temple compound with many things to see and discover. This temple is actually older than Bangkok itself – however, it used to be a very small […]

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The Reclining Buddha in Bangkok’s Wat Po Temple

This is one of the absolute must-see attractions in Bangkok. The famous reclining Buddha in Bangkok is located in the Wat Po temple. It’s so big that it’s really challenging to take a full-length picture of him – after all, fitting 43 meters in a single indoor-photograph is a bit challenging, and the only possible […]

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What The New York Times Thinks You Should Do With 36 Hours in Bangkok

Thomas Fuller has recently published a piece titled 36 Hours in Bangkok. Among the things he recommends are: have dinner at The Siam hotel (and enjoy a river cruise ride) visit Khao San Road at night (and check the Blues Bar) visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market eat Som Tum at Or Tor Kor market get […]

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Bangkok Market Spotting: Puppets on a string

Thai people have some interesting puppets, and puppetry has for a long time been a popular form of entertainment in Thailand. With the advent of TV, cinema and radio however its popularity declined – until puppet master Joe Louis helped to advance it, and the now legendary Joe Louis puppet theatre in Bangkok is still […]

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Rattanakosin Biking Route

Believe it or not – but you can go sightseeing in Bangkok by bicycle. There are several Bangkok cycling tour companies that offer different themed tours for tourists, or you can just rent a cheap bike yourself and following along the Rattanakosin Biking Route, which will bring you around the historic city center of Bangkok. […]

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Jim Thompson Museum Bangkok

  The Jim Thompson museum in Bangkok is a nice place if you want to learn more about traditional Thai architecture and art – and of course, traditional Thai silk. After all, Jim Thompson made his fortune as the man who popularized traditional Thai silk in the west and made it fashionable by promoting it […]

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