LIVE BLOG: Walking from Phra Nakhon to Tha Thian in Bangkok

Today I’m joining 20 Thai bloggers from the Pantip forum for a walk. Plan is to visit 8 locations. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aSH7x46ktm62

Eating crispy pork (หมู กรอบ) on rice for breakfast in a food shop. 50 Baht including drink.

Rama VIII Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in Bangkok. There’s a lift to a viewing platform 160m high but no longer operating.

Many districts in Bangkok have free local museums. This is Phra Nakhon Museum. Open Mon-Fri. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tNHN81pEgLP2

Graffiti on the wall of a disused shopping center on Phra Sumen road in Bangkok. Map: https://maps.google.com

Wat Chana Songkhram dates back to the reign of King Rama I. It’s the nearest temple to Khao San Rd. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/z6g6v12vuSp

The Coin Museum in Bangkok is open Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm. Tours are every 20 minutes. Free entry. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Dhdh1Thn8eu

The latest fashion on sale near the backpacker’s enclave Khao San Road.

Bang Lamphu Museum is about the local district & people. Open Tue-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Free entry. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oM94kamdkKn

Lunch at Koh Lanta Pizzeria. The food is alright, though I’m not sure it belongs on the walking map. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oiaWFs6s8mo

In Thammasat university there’s a replica of the old city wall. BTW, this is a great place to eat cheap food. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/D81cDoxqeVH2

Wat Mahathat in Bangkok is a royal class temple built in the Ayutthaya period. It’s a famous place for learning how to meditate. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YzxA3zSYeb72

Some of the shops on Maha Rat Road in front of Wat Mahathat. Many shops here “sell” amulets.

The shophouses at Tha Tien Market opposite Wat Pho. From the pier here you can cross to Wat Arun.

In the old days, all street food was sold by mobile vendors. In the future we will probably see more vendors like these ones.

Yodpiman River Walk is a community mall along the river behind Pak Khlong Flower Market. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/jV2bBQTJkrS2

The Flower Market at Pak Khlong Bangkok. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/P9j1QJ6J9eH2

Finally, time to relax, eat a meal and enjoy the view from Mango Tree on the River at Yodpiman.

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