Many moons ago I arrived at Bangkok airport from Calcutta and made my way by bus to the main Railway station at Hualampong.
In common with most third-world countries, small inexpensive hotels were... more
This church is in the Old Thonburi area of Bangkok. We got here by taking the public Chao Praya river boat, getting off at Memorial Bridge, walking across the bridge, then heading right. The church is... more
We walked along this pretty canal from near Wat Kalayanamit, then found a bridge across so we could walk to Wat Arun. This canal is not really a canal. It was part of the original Chao Phraya River... more
When we arrived at Bangkok (our last visit July 2006) my brother handed us over a paper where he had written down the Thai name of LUMPHINI - SATHOR. Our hotel was located in that area, and we had to... more
In the BTS guide we found a little piece about a Museum of forensic history. In the short description there were sentences like “for something out of the ordinary” and “not for the squeamish” and of... more
Jack’s Bar - as we nicknamed it - is a very rustic little place on the Chao Phraya River. Great for chilling out, people watching and taking in the atmosphere of the comings and goings of this busy... more
You can drop at Lumphini MRT station and the Night Blazzar is just beside the station, It opens at about 6pm till midnight. You can try the foot reflexology and massage there for about 250 to 350 baht... more
Rachathiwat Ratchaworawiharn Temple was built before the Ayutthaya peroid. King Rama IV resided here while he was in the monkhood"
The temple is situated at the end of Samsen Soi 9 on the banks of... more
Bangkok may sometimes be a bit overwhelming and to some folk it can be seen as another bland, grubby city.
Okay, so B K is not neat and twee. Yet it really isn't that dirty either... try and spot as... more
Their web site and the guide books talk about bus 511 and the Southern Bus station. I thought you had to go to the southern bus station to catch this bus. Not so. It starts and ends there. Not sure of... more
In actual it was not as interesting as you may read from article in Internet. It abit disappointed when I found the boat price were so expensive which cost us 500baht per person. We departed from... more
I only discovered this temple due to an attempted con - it started out with some guy on the street (as ever) telling me about this place which was only open once a year....
Fortunately for me, the... more
Extracted from the website below since it describes the monument best:
..."Victory Monument commemorates those who died in national service – policemen, military officers and civilians. The concrete... more
The Chatuchak park is a component of the Chatuchak weekend market and if you are walking from the market going to the MRT Station or the BTS Sky Train Station, then you will pass by this park as it... more
Khamthieng House is abit of old Thailand hidden away on Asoke road .This traditional Northern Thai teakwood house is about 160 years old and is located in the grounds of Thai Siam Society.The Museum... more
I'm in the front here at the Blue Elephant Cooking School. This was a very special way to spend the day. We started with a market tour. Then we returned to the restaurant's cooking school where we... more
A Lak Mueang or City pillar is found in most cities of Thailand. Usually housed in a shrine which is also believed to house the city spirit deity, Chao Pho Lak Meuang, it is held in high esteem by the... more
This is Vimanmek Mansion, the world's largest structure of golden teakwood. It dates from 1901 and was home to King Rama V, his family and concubines for six years while they waited for completion of... more
Just to the east of Victory Monument is this little green space. You're unlikely to want to travel far to visit this park, but should you be in nearby and want an early morning stroll (Bangkok parks... more
This lovely ex-royal residence is in the middle of a busy commercial district, on Sri Ayutthaya Road, but don't let that put you off. It is made up of a collection of attractive old wooden houses... more
Go in the evening or at night - either by taxi directly there or by rivertaxi to Tha Rachini or Saphan Phut and walk.
Walk along the streets to see the amazing variety of flowers - also try to find... more
when we were going to the grand palace, our vehicle drove by the giant swing...most tourists would easily miss this historical landmark since not much to see...but this is consired an important... more
The name is abbreviated as Krungthep or Krungthep Mahanakorn, which means City of Angels. The name 'Bangkok' was derived from 'Bang Kork' and refers to the original site. Bangkok is also means as the...
Bangkok didn't feel any different from home at first. When we arrived just before 11pm on Friday night, January 24th, the temperature was a couple of degrees higher than it was when we left Manila. As...
On my first visit to Bangkok, I clicked all day from the moment we left our hotel! Walk out the door of the Grand China Princess, and no matter which way you turn, there is something to see - that you...
This Is Thailand ( ! ) Bangkok is the bit at the top of the bay,
almost slap bang in the middle of the page.
Here you go. Essential Street (and All the Sites) Maps
...and all the tips you get on what...