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New eGuide: Bangkok Museums

My latest ebook guide (the eighth AsiaForVisitors.com eguide) is now available in most on-line retailers:

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Museum of Floral Culture – Bangkok

It seems like there’s a new museum opening in Bangkok every few months, joining the hundred or so other museum the city already sports. Some add to the rich cultural fabric of the city, while others seem destined become forgotten

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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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Bang Khun Phrom Palace – Bank of Thailand Museum

Among the many residences built by King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) for himself or some of his 33 sons is Bang Khun Phrom Palace, built for Prince Paribatra in the first decade of the 1900s. After the end of the absolute

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Bangkok’s New Generation of Museums

Generally speaking, Thais aren’t very big fans of museums. A Thai friend of mine who worked as a tour escort to France once lamented to me that his fellow countrymen would suffer a stop at the Louvre only for as

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Living the Thai Life – Finding Thai Style in Bangkok

Like most human beings, Thais have a very contradictory nature. They have a deep well of nostalgia about the past, and the things like traditional wooden houses that represent it. Yet, they also have a strong "if you’ve got it

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Ubud Art Museums – Getting Your Art On

The city of Ubud in the mountains of central Bali has long been known as the cultural heart of the island of the gods. It’s only natural then, that there are several art museums around town where you can get

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