Thai Calendar with Observance and Chinese full/new moon

Here is the Thai Chinese calendar, bought from Chinatown in Bangkok for 10baht. This small functional calendar could easily fit into the handbag or wallet and contains: 1. Months and dates in romanised words and numbers 2. Thai observance dates and important holidays in Thai language. 2. Chinese lunar calendar month containing dates of full [...]

Chiang Mai Royal Flora Festival

Below are photos of Chiang Mai Royal Flora Ratchaphruek ราชพฤกษ์ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ 2011. Such event is not to be missed….when I attended in 2011, I was not particularly interested in landscape and gardens and yet I was totally captivated by the whole set up and arrangement. Really magnificent. Years down the line, I have taken up [...]

Tiger Temple in Kanchanapuri | Closed down due to controversy

Update: The Tiger temple has been closed down due to controversy.  However, below were photos taken during my visit to the temple many years back: Also known as Wat Pa Luangta Bua, the temple is located in Kanchanapuri. Kanchanapuri is a town that is located about 120km from Bangkok. The entrance fee for foreigners is [...]

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

Update: Suan Lum Night Bazaar is no longer there for a few years already as it has been closed down for development project in Bangkok. However, it is nice to see once how the night bazaar looks like: Previously, Suan Lum Night Bazaar is located opposite Lumbini Park. I was able to get there through [...]

Central World Plaza เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์, Bangkok

From the BTS train station, you will be able to see Siam Paragon. After Siam Paragon, you will pass a temple, Wat Patun Waranam / Wat Sapatum. As you turn, you will reach Central World Plaza เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์. It is a shopping complex- lots of shopping complexes are clustered around this area. This photo was taken [...]