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The Bangkokian Museum

While there are a number of places around Bangkok where you can see old, ‘traditional’ houses and get a glimpse into life in the distant past, but there are very few places where the more recent past is preserved and

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Memories: Phra Meru Mas

I was sorting through some old pictures – again – as part of a major revamp of my guides, especially Bangkok. There are pages that haven’t really been touched for up to 10 years (yes, the site is that old)

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Photo – Delinquent Monks of Songkhla

As you will have noted from a recent post, I was in Songkhla not too long ago. It’s been nine years since I first visited the little seaside town in the deep south of Thailand. In sorting through my photos

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Asiatique The Riverside – New Bangkok Night Attraction

Many people were surprised by the success of the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. In retrospect, they probably shouldn’t have been. The market filled a niche – a place people could go at night, eat and shop, without being offered sex

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Photo Gallery – Bangkok Plant Markets

Today I decided to put up a whole gallery of photos from a recent visit to the large plant market in Bangkok. One of several around the city, this one is on Kampaengphet Road, just a short walk from Chatuchak

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Photo of the Day: Digital Monks

I just got back from a visit to Wat Dhammamongkon on the outskirts of Bangkok. I had visited the temple many years ago but never wrote it up since it was, at the time, very difficult to get to and

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Hidden Bangkok: Wat Pichai Yathikaram

The temple of Wat Pichai Yathikaram is hardly ‘hidden’. You can see its towering central prang from the river. Yet, since it’s on the ‘wrong’ side of the river, few people seem to visit the place. The main chapel of

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Railroad Market, Bangkok

The Ratchada night bazaar isn’t the only game in town for antique hunters. The Railroad Market, or Talat Rotfai, is another option. Old furniture on sale at one of the temporary lots in the market. The market occupies a large

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The Villages of Bangkok

I love exploring places on foot, although my feet don’t always agree. That’s why Bangkok is such a great place to live. It’s huge, and seeing the city on foot is the best way to find the little things that

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The Last Niello Workshop in Bangkok

While the traditional Thai handicrafts of silk and Benjarong ceramics are well known outside the country, many people have never heard of the craft perhaps most prized by Thais: niello. Niello is a mixture of silver, copper or lead, alloyed

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