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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 large collection of superhero figurines and toys. They have one room dedicated to Batman. Their…

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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 can offer alms to monks who pass by in boats. There is a wide selection…

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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 concept, taking visitors back to the past, while decorations combine the hints of modern living.…

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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 Luang as a historical site in 1977.

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Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine เจ้าแม่ทับทิม

December 21, 2011
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Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine เจ้าแม่ทับทิม

There are many kinds of shrines dotted around Bangkok. Probably the most famous is the Erawan Shrine near Central World Plaza. Most of these shrines are visited frquently by thousands of tourists from around the world. The other day, I ventured off the beaten track just a little to visit a more quirky shrine behind the Nai Lert Park Hotel…

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Wat Mahabut วัดมหาบุศย์

December 21, 2011
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Wat Mahabut วัดมหาบุศย์

Wat Mahabut sits alongside the Phra Khanong Canal. It is very popular with worshippers who mainly come here for one purpose, to visit the Mae Nak Shrine. This is probably Thailand’s most well known and popular ghost. Bast on actual events that took place in the 19th Century, it has been made into numerous TV shows and movies. The story…

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Wat Phasi วัดภาษี

December 21, 2011
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Wat Phasi วัดภาษี

Wat Phasi is probably one of the least explored temples in Bangkok. Apart from it’s notable stupa that can be seen while driving down New Phetburi road, there are also a number of other hidden gems in this temple that makes it a worthwhile visit. The most notable being a shrine to Boonpeng Heep Lek who has the honour of…

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Suan Luang Rama IX (สวนหลวง ร. 9)

August 28, 2011
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Suan Luang Rama IX (สวนหลวง ร. 9)

Rama IX Park (Suan Luang Rama IX, สวนหลวง ร. 9) is a large park built to commemorate King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday on 5 December 1987. It covers 200 acres of land, a large portion of which is the water reservoir named Traphang Kaeo (ตระพังแก้ว). The most distinctive building of the park is Ho Ratchamongkhon (หอรัชมงคล) which is a gallery showing…

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Krom Luang Chumphon Palace (วังกรมหลวงชุมพรเขตอุดมศักดิ์)

August 28, 2011
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Krom Luang Chumphon Palace (วังกรมหลวงชุมพรเขตอุดมศักดิ์)

Krom Luang Chumphon Palace (วังกรมหลวงชุมพรเขตอุดมศักดิ์), or Nang Lerng Palace, was built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn for HRH Prince Abhakra Kiartiwonges (Prince Chumphon).

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King Prajadhipok Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์พระบาทสมเด็จพระปกเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว)

August 28, 2011
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King Prajadhipok Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์พระบาทสมเด็จพระปกเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว)

The building housing the King Prajadhipok Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์พระบาทสมเด็จพระปกเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว) was designed by the French-Swiss architect Charles Beguelin in 1906 in a neo-classical style. It was renovated by the King Prajadhipok Institute to serve as a museum exhibiting a rare collection of King Rama VII’s personal belongings, including photographs, documents and his biography. King Rama VII ruled in a turbulent time of…

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