Thursday, 31 August 2017

Try the BTS and the Rabbit Card

Living in Bangkok the 'Rabbit Card' is the simplest way to use the BTS

There are a number of other ways but personally this is the way to get around. I do like the River Taxi but this is good.

And in some places you are told to be careful.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Democracy Monument

Democracy Monument is somewhere that you might visit on the way to somewhere else in Bangkok but it is certainly a place that you should visit.

อนุสาวรีย์ประชาธิปไตย - Anusawari Prachathipatai - is a public monument in the centre of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. It occupies a traffic circle on the wide east-west Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, at the intersection of Dinso Road. The monument is roughly halfway between Sanam Luang, the former royal cremation ground in front of Wat Phra Kaew, and the temple of the Golden Mount (Phu Kao Thong) - Wikipedia.

I want to get a bit closer but there was traffic - intermittent but sometimes very fast.

So I sat and watched the traffic circle.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Toy Museum

The Toy Museum was something that I found because I purchased a MUSE card - thanks Richard.

This Toy Museum is apparently quite new new and if you need a dose of the Superheroes and Batman then this is certainly the place for you to visit.  

Iron Man (in his original Suit) Batman - in those tight underpants and Robin and a whole lot more - find 

The Joker and Cat Woman and so much more - in fact I made a second visit!

I had this car 

But not this

After the Superheroes then there are the more recent - The Terminator, RoboCop, the Minions. 

Wow - fabulous - for me and my daughter.

Opening Hours: Mon -Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat -Sun 09:00 - 20:00 
Location: 32 Srinakarin Road. Huamark, Bangkapi 
Tel: 66 (0)2 375 9006 
Price Range: Adults: 250 baht, children: 150 baht (discount possible on presentation of a Thai ID or driving licence)

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