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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Butterflies in Bangkok

If you’re a nature lover, you might think that Bangkok has nothing to offer you. That’s why I feel delighted to tell you that despite all the grey concrete and crowded streets, there are still many beautiful things to discover in Bangkok, and all forms of live are finding their space in corners everywhere. Look […]

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Queen Sirikit Park Bangkok

This is one of Bangkok’s most beautiful parks – yet, it’s surprisingly not very well-known among tourists. Compared with the popular Lumphini park, which almost everyone has at least heard about, this one is much more interesting and varied, with lots of beautiful exotic flowers and plants, and it’s very well maintained. Makes for a […]

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Giant Monitor Lizard in Bangkok’s Lumphini Park

Remember how we recently mentioned that turtles aren’t the most spectacular creatures which live wild in Bangkok? Well, how about these giant monitor lizards? They are some Bangkok sightseeing attractions that you can’t buy your way into – you just have to spend some time in one of Bangkok’s parks by the water, where they […]

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Chinese New Year 2013 in Bangkok’s Chinatown

Last month we’ve been at the Chinese New Year festival in Chinatown, Bangkok – on February 10, 2013. It’s always a big spectacle with lots of things to see, buy and eat. Vendors are preparing snacks, and often quite spectacularly.   Of course, lots of Chinese food to be had too. Taking pictures with Chinese […]

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Turtles in Bangkok’s Lumphini Park

  Bangkok used to be mainly a tropical swampland not too long ago – and sometimes you still get a sense of how short a while ago human progress has found it’s way into this place. In Lumphini park for example, you still find plenty of large turtles like this one who meander around and […]

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Kite Flying in Bangkok near the Grand Palace

In Bangkok’s historic district, right adjacent to the Grand Palace is a big green area called “Sanam Luang” (สนามหลวง). One of the popular activities for Thai people here is kite flying – and you’ll often see Thai’s, both young and old, letting their kites fly here. This is not some new fashion, but indeed an […]

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Bangkok Sightseeing By Boat From The Chao Phraya River Express

Bangkok used to be called the “Venice of the East” long ago – because life was happening mainly on waterways. Nowadays of course, it’s a concrete jungle, but there are still some remaining waterways which are used as a mode of transportation. The most popular one is the Chao Phraya river – which floats all […]

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James Bond Movie Marathon

Every once in a while strange things are happening in Bangkok. Well, they are happening every day, but some day we blog about them. Like the James Bond marathon that’s coming up. Imagine spending three full days doing nothing but watching all James Bond movies which have ever been made. In case you’re wondering, that’s […]

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Bangkok From Above

If you’re lucky to sit on the right side of the plane on the right flight on the right time of the day with the right weather conditions… you might see something like this: What you see shining here is the Chao Phraya river, also known as the River of Kings. It separates Bangkok in […]

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