Category Archives: Bangkok

Picture of the day: Railway in Bangkok

Todays picture shows a train leaving Bangkok just outside the downtown city centre.

 

-Ray

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Public transport in Bangkok. Tuk – tuk ride from Kho San Road

I took a video in Bangkok where I filmed the entire tuk-tuk ride between Kho San Road and Jim Thomsons House with my handycam.

For those of you who havent experinced public transport in one of the worst traffical towns in the world,  here you go. This is a three minutes segment of the entire ride of about 20 minutes.

-Ray

Jim Thompson house

I was yesterday at one of the most famous tourist places in Bangkok. The Jim Thompson house. This is a house built in in the fifties as a tribute to Thai culture, with western influences.

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There where made a beautiful garden there… Lots of little ponds with fish.  It is quite extraordinary to find such a green lounge in the middle of a big modern city.

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And small trails showing the road thru the site.

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The main building. Unfortunatly it is was prohibited to take pictures inside.

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The entrance from the river, where the merchants use to come to trade silk with Mr. Thompson

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Fight night

Today I was at Lumpini boxing stadium. It is the national arena for Muay Thai. (AKA Thai boxing)

Here are a few images form tonights event

Lots of people betting on the different fights

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People are lining up with there ringside seats.

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Image from tonights main event… The lightweight title fight

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The winner with the belt as a symbol of that he is the current champion.

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The colourful drinks of Thailand

When you are traveling , eat and drink is a natural part of your everyday life.  And I just would like to show some images of some of the more colourful drinks I have seen while I was down here.

We start of with the quite ordinary beer. Nothing special about that.

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Then we have the Mohito….. Not my favourite…. I think it looks like  fish tank, and I think such devices should be used to store fish and other marine life.

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The next one is a Blue Hawaii.. Since I am going to Hawaii in two days, I thought this was something to try… I thought wrong…..

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Next one we have is  the more traditional Singapore Sling… To be quite honest, it did not taste all that much, but the it had some nice coulors.

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But I finished with something quite different.. A flaming B52…. have not seen this since I was  a student…

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The Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace

This fotostory is to show you a little bit of the area around the grand Palace and the temple of the emerald buddha.

As you can see , it was not the best of weather today. Lots and lots of toursts with umbrellas, and the salesmen and woman was very happy to provide them.

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Inside the temple there where a lot of statues, and differnet type of items. They where amazing

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The different buildings was great

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A typical demon statue

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A small temple inside the area.

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A guard like statue

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The Grand Palace….

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The entire compound seen from outside the gates

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