Bangkok

Shops along MoChit bus station selling fake Smartphone

Note: This post was originally published in 2013. I did manage to buy a Nokia Asha phone from a shop located inside Mo Chit because I wanted a phone with Thai alphabets to ease the sending of sms. The phone was okay and it was during those days when Smartphones were virtually unheard off, unlike [...]

Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya วัดไชยวัฒนาราม อยุธยา

Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya วัดไชยวัฒนาราม อยุธยา is one of the ancient temple located in Ayutthaya. It is the remains of what used to be a glorious temple…. destroyed from the Burmese attack. Above: Buddha image in the ordination hall. The principal Buddha image in the Ordination Hall is seated in the meditation posture. Made [...]

What a simple life by the river

This photo was taken in Bangkok at Budcha area: Even till today, there are still people who live by the river and conduct their daily commute, business of selling items via boats by the river. In the evening, you would see and hear the sounds of happy carefree children from various homes along the river [...]

Chinatown (Yaowarat ยาวราช), Bangkok

Bangkok’s Chinatown, also known locally as Yaowarat (ถนนเยาวราช Thanon Yaowarat or 耀華力路 in Chinese) is a real tourist haven with food, shopping as well as it houses many wholesalers that supply hair products, decorations, clothings, plastics, toys, etc. You may reach Yaowarat via taxi. Do note that parking is next to impossible – there are [...]

Wat Arun วัดอรุณ Bangkok (view at night)

Wat Arun or its full name Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร), also known as the Temple of the Golden Dawn, is located along the Chrao Phraya River. Even though it is known as Temple as the Golden Dawn, many agree that it is more beautiful to view at night. See how beautiful it is at [...]