Sunday, 13 August 2017

Wats in Thailand in the night

There are a great many Wats to visit in Thailand but here is a list that is recommended to visit at night time.


Wat Phra Sing – Chiang Mai Province
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai
Wat Tha Ton – Chiang Mai Province
Wat Sirithon Waram Puphrao – Ubon Ratchathani Province 
Wat Huai Pla Kung - Chiang Rai Province
Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu – Mae Hong Son Province
Wat Pa Sawang Bun - Saraburi Province
Wat Luangpho Tho – Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Wat Arun – Bangkok

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Giant Swing - เสาชิงช้า

The Giant Swing was something that I came across more than aimed for if the truth be told.

I understand that it was built in 1784 and was traditionally used in swing ceremonies - an annual swinging ceremony known as Triyampavai-Tripavai was held at Giant Swings of major cities until 1935. I think that it is a Hindu Ceremony?

If you visit the Bangkok National Museum (พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ พระนคร) they display the original timbers that were used for this. Surrounding it are places which you must visit - Wat Suthat Theo Wararam, Tiger God Shrine, Deasathan and more

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Eating dancing shrimps

How about trying some Dancing Shrimps - best described by the Mark Wiens.

The Thai name of the dish is Goong Ten (กุ้งเต้น), which translates to “dancing shrimp.”  The cute little translucent shrimp are the main event – and they’re still living.  Goong Ten (Dancing Shrimp) is a traditional Isaan food that originates from the region of Thailand along the Mekong River.

This dish was found adjacent to the Khao San Road.