History

My Stamp Collection from Thailand Part 1

Here are some of my stamp collection from Thailand. These stamps are unused and I had keep them for almost 10 years. Stamps tell us a lot about the country’s culture, events held, history, famous persons and figures. Example the one above is on Visakha Puja or Wesak day and is a public holiday in [...]

History

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 [...]

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, History, Temple

Phra Mongkhon Bophit in Ayutthaya พระมงคลบพิตร อยุธยา

Phra Mongkhon Bophit in Ayutthaya พระมงคลบพิตร อยุธยา  is one of the largest bronze Buddha images in  Thailand. The image measures 9.55 metres at the widest point across the lap, and 12.45 metres high without the base. This Buddha image is seated in the position of subduing mara and situated on the west side of the [...]

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, History, Temple

Khao Khitchakut เขาคิชฌกูฏ National Park, Chandrapuri, Thailand

Many Thais know about Khao Khitchakut (อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาคิชฌกูฏ) but this place is relatively unknown to tourists. Khao Khichakut is a forest/national park/holy Buddhist pilgrimage site located near Chandrapuri (จันทบุรี)- about 2 to 3 hours from Bangkok. It is opened for about 60 days every year (sometime in January to sometime in March each). Then it is closed [...]

Chanthaburi จันทบุรี, Temple

Thai Human Imagery Museum Nakhon Pathom พิพิธภัณฑ์หุ่นขี้ผึ้งไทย

Thai Museum of Kings

The museum has display of wax figures look so alive and filled with expressions. The figures there look so real. Craftsmen created scenes and figures of famous Buddhist monks, past Kings, slavery in Thailand (few hundred years ago), arts and culture of Thailand, etc. There are 2 floors in the museum. It’s really an amazing [...]

History, Nakhon Pathom นครปฐม

100 year old Market in Suphan Buri, Thailand ตลาดสามชุกริมน้ำร้อยปี

 This is also known as Old Sam Chuk Market along Tha-Chin River (ตลาดสามชุกริมน้ำร้อยปี Thalat Sam Chuk Suphan Buri) In Suphan Buri สุพรรณบุรี, there is a 100 year old market. It is unique in the sense that the old structure, ie old shophouses are purposely maintained. The market is opened from morning till evening. There are a [...]

Food and Drinks, Suphan Buri สุพรรณบุรี