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 [...]

Where to get good books to learn Thai and dictionary

Having lived in Thailand for sometime, I find the best books that teaches us about the Thai language and good Thai dictionaries can be found in the following places: Hualampong train station in Bangkok (there are a few bookstore near the waiting area- good Thai language books are available there) Some bookstores that also sell [...]

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 Pho วัดโพธิ์ in Bangkok- longest reclining Buddha

Wat Pho วัดโพธิ์ has the longest reclining Buddha and you will need to pay 50baht entrance fee (to help in temple maintenance). Lengthwise photo The feet of the Reclining Buddha. The back view. Some people buy a bag of coins and place in the almsbowl which are lined up at the back. The outside scene of [...]

Wat Arun วัดอรุณ Bangkok (view at day)

Here I come….. I went back to Wat Arun the next afternoon (after going there to witness the spectacular night view). I believe sometimes a strange connection to a place draws us back there. Wat Arun may not have the same effect on you as I had on me. Here I am sharing based on [...]

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 [...]

The Streets of Nonthaburi นนทบุรี, Bangkok

Once I stayed in home located in Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี) and took some free time walking through the streets of Nonthaburi to see the lives of the locals there. Here are some snapsnots of the streets in Nothaburi: This area is located on the northern side of Bangkok- even though there are the usual traffic jams, [...]