Sunday, 29 October 2017

Wat Lat Bua - วัดลาดบัวขาว

Wat Lat Bua - วัดลาดบัวขาว is a Wat we all visited to mark the end of a religious holiday and it was pouring with rain.

Which meant taking photographs was a little difficult.

This was inside the Wat - a long 'canoe' and people were sitting beneath - not sure what it is though...

Then there were a great number of small iconic figures spotted around.

A regular figure was here though - I do almost feel that they need a cigarette...

Then there were the slot machines that that tells you your fortune...

Monday, 23 October 2017

Dinosaur Planet

Dinosaur Planet is somewhere to visit if you need to see some dinosaurs.It is not very big and we went with promotional discount tickets - we would not pay full price for this!

The front with the dinosaur footprints was pretty cool - but them it was as if the developer lost interest or ran out of money.

There was a wheel which gave you a high view - but the rest looked like it was falling apart - and we had to pay for this extra to the entrance fee.

Then it was time to see an exhibition - it was quite nothing.  

Then the 3D - then we had realised that we had seen it already...

Found we had seen this already - not inspiring

We did not wait for this

My daughter loved the action park and she must have been in 5 times!

Digging was a lot of fun for them.

Then it was time for some candy floss...

Phone Number: 063 167 6795 
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 544/1 Sukumvit Road, 
Hours: 10am - 8pm


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Queen's Gallery - หอศิลป์สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ

Spotted this as I was crossing the road - it was certainly impressive inside. Here is a description.

"The Queen’s Gallery has been established since August 9, 2003 from the initiation of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit in order to be a space which displayed the work of Thai artists. The Thai artists which the gallery will focus on exhibiting have been broken down into two categories: The new Thai artists which his/her work has not been known by the society and the work of senior honored artists.
Her Majesty the queen has contributed back the fund which Mr. Chatri Sophonpanich, The committee chairman of Bangkok Bank, and the supporters has consecrate to Her Majesty in an occasion as Her Majesty proceed to offer an award in “Bualuang master painting to be a model for The Foundation of Art and Craft” at the head office of Bangkok bank on June 15, 2001. The money received from HM has been used as a fund to establish The Queen’s Gallery Foundation. Mr. Chatri has renovated Bangkok Bank, Phanfa Bridge branch, which used to be Bangkok Bank’s Musical Art Centre, into a modern art gallery. Her Majesty The Queen, with an honour of the art gallery, as give Her Majesty’s name for the art gallery to be used as ‘’Her Majesty The Queen Sirikit gallery” or commonly called as ‘’The Queen’s Gallery”. There are four floors for displaying art exhibition and the 5th floor could be utilize as activities are in order to integrate the knowledge and publicize the precious Thai works of art to the society." - text from Queen

I managed to get in free with my MUSE card - thank you Richard. It was certainly an impressive lobby - beautiful.

I believe that there was an exhibition of displays under the mourning period of 
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On going further in I found that there were some quite clever paintings and for a few minutes I was lost...

Then there was a display of paintings and Southern Homes

Even the lifts doors were decorated. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The colourful trip on the river

Taking the river taxi every day is a wonderful way to get to work and it only costs 19 Baht. The pictures on the side - called 'Street Art' by some - are a wonderful addition - I have spotted two Alex Face.

I see images that I don't expect.

And images which are wonderful.

I do wonder how long it must have taken to paint them though. 

But there are so many I had to put them in a video and only choose the ones that I liked most.

  Previous Posts
 1) April 2017 

Friday, 6 October 2017

Siam Serpentarium

Siam Serpentarium is somewhere my daughter and I visited because my daughter likes snakes. This was a wonderful place for her - there was so many of them.

But I think there were more Chinese Tourists than there were snakes...

This did not help the enjoyment of it. However the staff took care of my daughter in the best way possible and they were very good at ignoring everything around them - wonderful.

The glass floor was great and the information given by the staff was also great. 

We would not return however - the uncontrollable behaviour of the Chinese Tourists was unacceptable - banging on the glass cases to make the snake move and shouting to each other was not. I was interested to know why the Tour Leader (carrying flags on sticks did nothing).

The place was certainly a place to visit but I would not go without knowing how busy they were - I sent an email indicating my displeasure at this mismanagement but have not yer received a reply - over one month ago.

This place has a lot of potential - we wish them luck.

And we took a snake home...


Wat Kaeo Manee Si Mahathat - วัดมณีศรีมหาธาตุ

Wat Kaeo Manee Si Mahathat is somewhere that we visited because it was on the way somewhere. This was another stop on the way...

Wat Kaeo Manee Si Mahathat is a spectacular example of a Buddhist Temple, grounds and everything else about visiting them.

This visit meant that I had a little time to take more photographs and this meant that I took a plethora of photographs - so I made a video of them all.

Some of the details were beautiful.

Then there were the decorations of the wall around the Wat.

Then I was stumped when I was unable to take any more photographs of some of the temples - so I did not enter. 

Still a wonderful example of a temple visit though on writing this I read that Jamie also visited วัดมณีศรีมหาธาตุ and took some wonderful photographs.

Previous Visits:
 1) May 2012