Wat Phra Prathon Chedi (วัดพระประโทณเจดีย์)

August 22, 2011
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Wat Phra Prathon Chedi (วัดพระประโทณเจดีย์)

Wat Phra Prathon Chedi (วัดพระประโทณเจดีย์) is located 2 Kms. to the east of Phra Pathom Chedi down Petchakasem Road.  The former shape of Phra Prathon Chedi was an upside down bell like other Chedi that was built in Dvaravati period. Province: Nakhon Pathom GPS Coordinates: 13.813985, 100.097178

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Exploring Bangkok on Sunday Afternoon

August 21, 2011
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Exploring Bangkok on Sunday Afternoon

After I finished the bicycle rally for Bangkok Car Free Sunday, I went to to take some pictures at two events that were taking place today. My first stop was the Museum of Siam (A) where they were having a Rice Harvesting Festival. It will continue for the next two Sundays. The museum itself is really worth a visit.I then…

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Exploring Bangkok on Car Free Sunday 2

August 21, 2011
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Exploring Bangkok on Car Free Sunday 2

This morning I joined the bicycle rally which was organized for the 2nd Bangkok Car Free Sunday. The following are the places that we visited during the morning. The bicycle rally started at the Bangkok City Hall which is next to The Giant Swing (A) and Wat Suthat. Our first stop was the Maen Si Waterworks which dates back to…

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Surin Elephant Village (หมู่บ้านช้างจังหวัดสุรินทร์)

August 21, 2011
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Surin Elephant Village (หมู่บ้านช้างจังหวัดสุรินทร์)

Surin Elephant Village (หมู่บ้านช้างจังหวัดสุรินทร์) is located in Ban Ta Klang. These villagers are descendants of the Suay or Kuay Ethnic group, who have a long history elephant husbandry. Unlike northern Thailand where elephant is kept for labour, Ta Klang people consider elephant as their friends who can share the same house. (Wikipedia) Further reading: Ta Klang Elephant Village in Surin…

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Bang Pu Seaside Resort (สถานตากอากาศบางปู)

August 21, 2011
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Bang Pu Seaside Resort (สถานตากอากาศบางปู)

Just beyond the 37 k.m. marker on Sukhumwit Road is the entrance way to Bang Poo Seaside Resort (สถานตากอากาศบางปู). It is the army’s rehabilitation and relaxation center but members of the public can also enter and enjoy its beautiful scenery. On the site are some gardens, a restaurant and a pier. Between the end of the year and April, large…

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Museum of Siam (มิวเซียมสยาม)

August 20, 2011
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Museum of Siam (มิวเซียมสยาม)

Museums in Thailand have been traditionally boring and dull places to spend an afternoon. Now all of that has changed with the opening of the Museum of Siam (มิวเซียมสยาม) on Sanamchai Road in Bangkok. Located in the former premises of the Ministry of Commerce, the museum is just a short walking distance south of the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Further…

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Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย)

August 20, 2011
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Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย)

Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย) is a Buddhist temple in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok, Thailand. It was established on Magha Puja Day, 20 February 1970, on an eighty-acre plot of land donated by Lady Prayat Phaetayapongsa-visudhathibodi by a group led by the monk Phrarajbhavanavisudh and his teacher Chandra Khonnokyoong. (Wikipedia) Further reading: Candlelight at Wat Phra…

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169 Bodies found in Mass Graves in Rayong

August 19, 2011
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169 Bodies found in Mass Graves in Rayong

Police suspect they have found bodies of missing reds By The Nation Published on August 19, 2011 Police will examine the 169 bodies found buried at two temples in Rayong province to determine if they could be the red-shirt protesters said to have gone missing during last year’s riots. Pol Lt-General Santhan Chayanont, commander of the police bureau’s Law and…

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Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo (ลานแสดงช้างและฟาร์มจระเข้สามพราน)

August 17, 2011
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Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo (ลานแสดงช้างและฟาร์มจระเข้สามพราน)

On the Western outskirts of Bangkok is the Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo (ลานแสดงช้างและฟาร์มจระเข้สามพราน). They label it themselves as the “greatest elephant show in Thailand” and I think they are probably right. The climax of the show was the big battle between the Siamese and Burmese armies. In addition to the elephant show, they also have a crocodile show. Further reading:…

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The Rose Garden (โรส การ์เด้น)

August 17, 2011
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The Rose Garden (โรส การ์เด้น)

The Rose Garden (โรส การ์เด้น) is located on Petchakasem Road 32 Kms. from Bangkok.  It is located adjacent to the Nakhon Chaisi River and occupies an area of 137.5 Rais (about 55 acres).  There are a multitude of beautiful floral displays of great variety.  On the grounds there are Thai-style houses, a resort, lodges and a golf course. It also features…

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Don Wai Riverside Market (ตลาดน้ำวัดดอนหวาย)

August 17, 2011
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Don Wai Riverside Market (ตลาดน้ำวัดดอนหวาย)

Don Wai Riverside Market (ตลาดน้ำวัดดอนหวาย) has been around for over a hundred years. However, it is only in recent years that it has started to become popular with day-trippers from Bangkok. From Bangkok it takes less than an hour to drive to Wat Don Wai in Nakhon Pathom Province. The market was originally famous for the boiled ducks, but now there…

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Thai Human Imagery Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์หุ่นขี้ผึ้งไทย)

August 17, 2011
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Thai Human Imagery Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์หุ่นขี้ผึ้งไทย)

The Thai Human Imagery Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์หุ่นขี้ผึ้งไทย) is a wax museum located in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. Due to the tropical climate of Thailand the figures are made of fibreglass instead of the traditional wax. Exhibits include Thai historical figures, including kings of the Chakri Dynasty, displays of Thai culture and traditions, and famous fictional characters, including those from Sunthorn Phu’s…

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Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ)

August 17, 2011
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Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ)

Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ) is a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom Province, about 50 km west of Bangkok. The temple is well known for the daily tattoos or Sak Yants given by the monks that live there, and especially for the tattoo festival held on the temple grounds once a year during March. There is no…

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Wat Lampaya Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำวัดลำพญา)

August 17, 2011
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Wat Lampaya Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำวัดลำพญา)

Wat Lampaya Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำวัดลำพญา) is situated in front of Lampaya temple, on the Tha Cheen River in Nakhon Pathom Province.  The floating market was initiated by the Tambon Lampaya Cultural Council and Lampaya temple.  It is a centre of trade for fruits and vegetables as well as agricultural produces including rattan ware, woven cotton, dyed cotton, and inexpensive food.  Local…

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Fire at Le Raffine Condominium on Suk 24

August 17, 2011
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Fire at Le Raffine Condominium on Suk 24

A fire broke out at the 18th floor of the luxury 30-storey condominium Le Raffine on Sukhumvit Soi 24 about 2pm, reports said. The reports said the fire was spreading to the top of the building. Police had closed  Sukhumvit Soi 24 to traffic to allow fire engines to get access. The people living in the condominium were being evacuated to…

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Dan Sai Folk Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ผีตาโขน)

August 16, 2011
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Dan Sai Folk Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ผีตาโขน)

Phi Ta Khon is the most famous festival that takes place in Loei Province in either June or July each year. At Wat Phon Chai, in Dan Sai, you will find the Dan Sai Folk Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ผีตาโขน) that goes into great detail about the tradition of the Phi Ta Khon. You will also find examples of the various masks and costumes…

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Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตู)

August 15, 2011
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Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตู)

Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตู) translates as “great relic”, and it is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. Historians believe that Wat Mahathat was established in the 13 th century, and rebuilt in the first half of the 14 th century. Wat Mahathat is built of laterite and surrounded by brick walls and a moat. The main chedi…

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