Tung Buachom Floating Market

July 26, 2013
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Tung Buachom Floating Market

A new purpose built floating market has recently opened in the Central Region of Thailand. Tung Buachom Floating Market offers a wide range of products from the four regions of Thailand, including souvenirs, farm produce and local delicacies. There are a lot of things for visitors to enjoy, such as a miniature city, waxworks of revered Buddhist monks and an…

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Bangkok for Free Cycle Trip – Part 1

April 21, 2013
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Bangkok for Free Cycle Trip – Part 1

Yesterday I was in Bangkok with my bicycle in order to do some research for my new Bangkok4Free.com website. There is a lot to do and see in Bangkok for free and that includes some of the temples. Here are some of the things that…

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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 2

April 8, 2013
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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 2

A few months back, I went exploring along Saen Saeb Canal on my bicycle from Kwan Riam Floating Market to Wat Sri Bunruang. There was a path for much of the way but in a number of places I had to make big diversions. The BMA are…

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A Day Trip to Ayutthaya

December 24, 2012
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A Day Trip to Ayutthaya

At the weekend I did a day-trip to Ayutthaya. This is the former capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. There is plenty to see and do here. Really, you should spend the night in order to do justice to everything and also to not tire…

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Weekend at Lub-D Hostel in Bangkok

October 31, 2012
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Weekend at Lub-D Hostel in Bangkok

The other weekend I was in Bangkok at the invitation of the guys at Lub-D Hostel. If you didn’t know, the name of the hostel is Thai for “sleep well”. I stayed at both of their branches, one in Silom and the other near Siam…

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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 1

October 7, 2012
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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 1

My day trip to today was to explore a stretch of Saen Saeb Canal. I heard that they were extending the boat services from Wat Sri Bunruang to Minburi and so was keen to see if this was actually true. My starting point was at Kwan…

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Walking Tour Around Bang Rak

September 28, 2012
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Walking Tour Around Bang Rak

This morning I joined Pailin and some friends for a walk around Bang Rak. The starting point was BTS Saphan Taksin. I finished the day with a visit to the new Museum of the Human Body in Siam Square. Our first stop was Ban Oou…

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Batcat Museum and Toys Thailand

August 28, 2012
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Batcat Museum and Toys Thailand

A museum that is sure to please kids of all ages is the Batcat Museum and Toys Thailand (พิพิธภัณฑ์ แบทแคท มิวเซียม แอนด์ ทอยส์ ไทยแลนด์). It can be found on the northern end of Srinakarin Road in Bang Kapi district of Bangkok. The museum contains a…

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Kwan Riam Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำขวัญเรียม)

August 28, 2012
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Kwan Riam Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำขวัญเรียม)

One of the latest purpose built riverside markets in Bangkok is Kwan Riam Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำขวัญเรียม) in Min Buri. It is situated along the Saen Saeb canal on Ramkhamhaeng Road. One of the main features is the merit making early in the morning when local people…

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MEGA Bangna (เมกาบางนา)

May 4, 2012
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MEGA Bangna (เมกาบางนา)

The latest shopping mall to open in the suburbs of Bangkok is the MEGA Bangna. Reported to have 800 shops and 8,000 parking spaces, they claim to be the biggest low-rise shopping mall in South East Asia. The anchor stores include: Robinson, Big C Extra,…

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ASIATIQUE The Riverfront (เอเชียทีค เดอะ ริเวอร์ฟร้อนท์)

May 2, 2012
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ASIATIQUE The Riverfront (เอเชียทีค เดอะ ริเวอร์ฟร้อนท์)

Asiatique the Riverfront is the largest riverfront shopping venue in Asia. Located on Charoen Krung Road, the shopping venue has a 300-meter stretch facing the Chao Phraya River, with a total of 80,000 square meters of usable space. It is built under the Life Museum…

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Trip to Ayutthaya for the Muay Thai Festival

March 21, 2012
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Trip to Ayutthaya for the Muay Thai Festival

Over the weekend I was in Ayutthaya for the Muay Thai Festival. This is an annual event which takes place on the 17th March every year. These are some of the places that I visited during the two day trip. Our first stop was to…

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Sanam Luang (สนามหลวง)

March 15, 2012
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Sanam Luang (สนามหลวง)

Sanam Luang (สนามหลวง) is an open field and public square in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. Since the time of King Rama I, it was the place for royal ceremonies and functions. The Fine Arts Department has listed Sanam…

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Bang Nampheung Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง)

March 6, 2012
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Bang Nampheung Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง)

A relatively new floating market near Bangkok is Bang Nampheung Floating Market in Samut Prakan Province. It is built along a canal that flows into the Chao Phraya River. It is a good place to buy food and local handicraft. You can also rent out…

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Weekend at Bangkok Tree House

March 1, 2012
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Weekend at Bangkok Tree House

I recently spent the weekend at the Bangkok Tree House which is unlike anything I have experienced before. It is in an area close to Bangkok but surrounded by lush green vegetation. Here are some of the places that I visited while staying at the…

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Cycle Ride from Lumpini Park to Benjakitti Park

February 12, 2012
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Cycle Ride from Lumpini Park to Benjakitti Park

This morning I went on a cycle ride between two bike-friendly parks in Bangkok. These are Lumpini Park and Benjakitti Park. Between the two there is a dedicated cycle track that avoids roads. For lunch I ended up at the Firehouse on Sukhumwit 11. I started…

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Trip to the Giant Reclining Ganesha in Chachoengsao

February 11, 2012
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Trip to the Giant Reclining Ganesha in Chachoengsao

My day trip today was to Chachoengsao Province, to the East of Bangkok. I drove there along the Bang Na-Trad elevated highway and turned off to Chachoengsao before I reached the Bang Pakong river. The route is clearly marked and took just over an hour…

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