Free things to do in Bangkok

Thailand certainly is an amazing place and has an enormous number of beautiful places to visit. This we week we are sharing with you an article by Tripzilla - about 20 fun and free things to do in Bangkok. - 
“You can come to Bangkok broke and STILL have fun! Here are some FREE or cheap things to do in Bangkok!”
1: Spectate an exhilarating Muay Thai match at MBK Shopping Centre – (every Wednesday night, please check) this is not for everyone…

2: Get spooked with a visit to the Sathorn Unique Ghost Tower, if you dare…

3: Seek an escape to nature at Lumpini Park – an oasis in the heart of Bangkok -
4: Admire the crocodiles at Wat Chakrawat – yes crocodiles!!!! -
5: Soak up the culture blend at Chinatown – a wonderful mix of Chinese and Thai Culture -
To read the whole article and make a list please read here - https://www.tripzilla.c…

Ayutthaya - the Capital of Siam

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - and today we choose to share with you - an article within a bigger one about Ayutthaya. Original text by Bruce Scott.

Ayutthaya was the second capital of Thailand (when it was called Siam). But in 1767 the Burmese invaded and Ayutthaya was almost decimated and the royal line relocated to Bangkok. The Thai Fine Art Department began to restore Ayutthaya in 1969 and then UNESCO declared Ayutthaya a World Heritage Site.
For tourists to see them all in one day transport will be needed and for the famous sites there is a small entrance fee – most sites are open from 8am to 5pm. Here is aselectionfrom the list that they make for you;
Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This was the most respected and holiest temple in Ayutthaya.Here are more details - location:
Wat Phra Mahathat. This was one of the most impor…

10 best things that to do if you visit Bangkok

Today’s post is by Road Affair - - and is about the 10 best things that to do if you visit Bangkok -
“Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is a feast for the senses. The smells, sounds and tastes you’ll come across will make you feel alive.”
1.   Eat some street food - there is certainly an abundance of that here!
2.   Go to the Cinema - this is quite a luxury and is not as expensive as some places, please remember it may be cold and to stand up when the National Anthem is played at the beginning
3.   Ride on the BTS – this will take you all over Bangkok and you don’t need the traffic – you might want to invest in a ‘Rabbit Card’.
4.   Get a Thai Massage – stay away from Patong for this, unless this is what you are looking for?

5.    Relax/Workout in Lumpini Park – wonderful early in the morning
6.   Have a Sunset Drink at a Sky Bar – there are a lot to choose from!

7.   Take a Boat Ride on the Chao Phraya River – ch…

40 Thai dishes to try?

Thai food is well-known around the world for being delicious. It has many different flavours and tastes. You have many choices in finishing each dish, thereby creating a variety of tastes for each dish. Some dishes combine ingredients that should not go well together, but after mixing the ingredients, one cannot imagine the resulting wonderful tastes.
How many of these 40 have you tried?
Have they missed any out?
อาหารไทย ขึ้นชื่อเรื่องความอร่อยครบรส และมีให้เลือกหลากหลาย ในอาหารแต่ละอย่างจะมีรสชาติที่แตกต่างกันออกไป บางเมนูจะเป็นการผสมผสานวัตถุดิบที่ไม่น่าจะเข้ากันได้ แต่เมื่อปรุงออกมาแล้ว กลับมีรสชาติที่อร่อยอย่างคาดไม่ถึงเลยค่ะ

The Island of Artisans

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - and the article today is about ‘The Island of Artisans’ - 
“Visiting the urban oasis of Koh Kret is like taking a step back in time”  – original words by Bruce Scott.
A little north of Bangkok is the island of Koh Kret. Interestingly it was not originally an island but in 1722 King Taisra dug a canal so that the boats would not have to follow the meandering Chao Phraya river. This canal gradually got bigger and became a river – Lat Klet.
And visiting the island you may think that this was the last time that there was modernization here.

After arriving on a small ferry from Pak Kret and the lovely Buddhist Temple of Wat Sanam Nuea it is simple to rent a bicycle and cycle around the island – here’s a route - And it is even better because cars are not allowed on the island, although the way through the markets can be a little narrow.

There are several things that you may see on this trip
1)The Leaning Chedi – because…

Street Food and Thailand

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - and today we are looking at a recent edition and about how popular the street-food vendors are.

“Try heaving a hot egg barbecue brazier all day on a bamboo shoulder yoke, or shoving a gas-fired cauldron of soup stock across an eight-lane road.”.

The skill that these street vendors show us every day makes them special! There are special spots all over Bangkok which are worth investigating but they may be in the strangest spots – under bridges, down the side of a building, on the outside corner of a Buddhist Wat and many more. The coffee man near our office building does a roaring trade as the people come off the river-taxi in the morning and is next to his friend who serves freshly cut fruit and another who serves a collection of fresh vegetables and tasty sauces.

Bangkok street food is something that is commonly written about by visitors and daily eaten by the local people. There is also an App you can download…

The unique history of Loha Prasat

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101- and today the article we link to is about the unique history of Loha Prasat – the ‘Iron Temple’ OR the ‘Monastery of the Royal Niece’ - Original words by Joe Cummings and CPS Media.

Wat Ratchanatdaram is a large area not always visited as much as the Golden Mountain Temple just over the river. Expect to make a visit and see no tourists.

The Loha Prasat - - is known for its tier of 37 golden towers (they were originally black) and the number 37 represents the 37 factors of enlightenment cultivated by the bodhisattavas (Buddhist saints or Buddhists-to-be).

Make an entrance during the day and marvel at the beauty of this special building with seemingly endless corridors and spiral staircases. Reach the top and admire the view that you have – we are told that night time viewing was amazing but unfortunately they no longer open in the evening. 

The grounds behi…