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One Day in Bangkok : 10 Things to Do and See

Bangkok is a fascinating city. There are lots of activities and attractions for everyone including interesting sites and delicious street food available in every corner – more than you could ever imagine. If you know someone who lives in Bangkok, you might already know that most of us often go to hang out in  shopping malls […]

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Benjasiri Park (สวนเบญจสิริ)

After long working day I like to go to the park to walk around, get some fresh air or go for a run.  Another thing I like to do in the park is feeding the turtles. It is such a luxury for me. There is a big pond in the middle of the park which is […]

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The Jim Thompson House Musuem

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in Bangkok. It is a complex of various old Thai structures. It was once the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. He collected those houses in from all parts of Thailand in […]

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Chinatown Bangkok (Yaowarat)

Bangkok’s Chinatown is known among Thai people as “เยาวราช Yaowarat”. It has been the main center for trading by the Chinese community for more than 200 years. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and street vendors selling all types of goods – Chinese herbs, clothes, gold etc.  Yaowarat comes alive each evening after dusk, and it […]

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Ancient City in Samut Prakan

I like to get out of Bangkok and get some fresh air on weekends. Many times I visit places like Samed Island in Rayong, Lan isalnd in Pattaya, Hua Hin or Khao Yai. I also like to find something fun to do on a day trip like going to a museum, and I have to say […]

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The Full Name of Bangkok

The real name of Bangkok is the longest city name on Earth. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the largest city in the kingdom. Thai people don’t call this city Bangkok, it is commonly called in Thai กรุงเทพมหานคร “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”, or just กรุงเทพฯ “Krung Thep”. When the King Rama I (The founder […]

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Thailand Madly in Love with Valentine’s Day

Sawatdii ka, Love is in the air, Valentine’s day is coming. Valentine’s Day is an excuse for shopping, eating out, gimmicks and, of course, getting married. A large number of couples are expected to queue to register their marriages at municipal offices in Bangkok’s district of Bang Rak (บางรัก), which translates as the “love district,” […]

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Cat Cafe in Bangkok

I have always been a cat lover. I grew up with many kitties before I moved out from my parent’s home – my mom currently has six cats. Now I am living in a condo in Bangkok so it is not convenient to have a cat. Couple of months ago I walked pass a construction […]

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Fishing in Bangkok Thailand

Sawatdee ka, If you have plenty of time and run out of ideas what to do in Bangkok, fishing would be another fun activity you can do. My friends brought me to “Bung Samran Fishing Park” (บึงสำราญ) for the first time in 2009. I wouldn’t have thought there would be a great fishing venue hidden away […]

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VIDEO: Shopping like a Thai

Sawatdee ka,   I think when you visit Thailand the activity you cannot miss is shopping, am I right? and we know that the prices seem to be higher for tourists. Let’s learn how to negotiate the price, or suggest the price. This video shows you how we do exactly that.   Key phrases: Asking […]

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My Top 10 favorite place to eat in Sukhumvit

Sawatdee ka, I was browsing the internet and found the CNNGo’s article Top tourist destinations for 2012, and Bangkok is ranked third in their list of cool places around the world! I am happy to know that people like my city, so I thought I wanted to share something. I think one of the biggest questions […]

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Unusual Thai Food

Sawatdee ka, Last Sunday I walked around my neighborhood on Chareon Krung road looking for something new to eat. I found a Thai-Muslim restaurant on the corner of Chareon Krung and Silom road. This restaurant is founded by a well-known Bang Rak market goat butcher. One of my favourite Muslim dishes is ‘goat biryani’ (ข้าวหมกแพะ), and I […]

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The World’s Largest Golden Buddha Image

Sawatdee ka, Did you know there is The world’s largest solid-gold Buddha image in Bangkok? I have to confess that I have  just known about it from my student 2 weeks ago. What a shame! LOL  So, I googled the map for the temple’s location and went there to see it with my own eyes […]

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Mod’s a chic-place-to-celebrate recommendation- Red Sky

Sawatdee ka, December is my favorite month of the year because of the cool and nice weather, and it gives me a holiday feeling in a way. So, I always feel more relax in December than the rest of the year. Last night I went to a pre-Christmas party at Centara Grand at Central World Hotel. Afterwards, my […]

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Learn Thai – Halloween

Sawatdee ka, As a multi-culture city, Halloween is also celebrated here in Bangkok.  I would like to share Halloween related vocabulary Thinking of Halloween, I am firstly thinking of GHOST! ผี [pĕe] I don’t like talking about ghost at all since I am super scared [กลัว glua] of them. มดกลัวผีมากค่ะ I don’t even watch ghost […]

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Wat Arun “the Temple of Dawn”

Sawatdee ka, Today I took a boat along the Chao Praya River to a market in Nontaburi province. I passed Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ) or the Temple of Dawn, and I couldn’t help myself take a photo of this beautiful temple as if I was a tourist seeing it for the first time. Wat Arun is […]

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Learn Thai – Sepak Takraw

Sawatdii ka, Do you know Sepak Takraw? Last Satureday I saw a group of taxi motorcycle riders in my soi playing Sepak Takraw on the side of the street, so I thought I needed to find out more  about this and share in my blog. Sepak Takraw  (เซปักตะกร้อ) was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years […]

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Visit a real Thai house

Sawasdii ka, The other day I went to a bookstore and a book with the bright yellow cover catched my eye, I picked it up and it was “Bangkok attractions” so I went through the book quickly but one place that got my interest the most was a place with the title “visit a real Thai […]

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It’s the Year of the Rabbit!

Sawatdii Bpii Mai ka, สวัสดีปีใหม่ค่ะ In Thailand, we also use Chineses Lunar Calender. The Chinese calendar determines the day that a year assumes the name of the next animal in the twelve-year animal cycle; so by this system, year names are repeated every 12 years. People who were born in each of those years will […]

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