• Wat Phra Si Mahathat in Bang Khen, Bangkok
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    Wat Phra Si Mahathat in Bang Khen, Bangkok

    The first thing noticed about Wat Phra Si Mahathat when looking at a map is the man-made canals that look like two arms reaching out. Of course, this is only noticeable on the map or from the sky. The temple has a park setting which is very relaxing. My wife and I enjoyed strolling around and looking at everything. Sacred fig trees on each side of the site stand with Buddha underneath. An umbrella sits atop his head which represents enlightenment. Cannonball fruit trees stand here also, another important tree in Theravada Buddhism. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we…

  • Destinations in North East Bangkok include Fashion Island
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    Destinations to Visit in North East Bangkok

    Most visitors to Bangkok tend to visit destinations in the busier center of the city. Yet, Bangkok is a vast city with plenty of attractions. Districts outside of this main center have equally plenty to offer. Here we guide you to destinations in the North East districts of Bangkok: Khan Na Yao, Khlong Sam Wa, Bang Khen, Lat Phrao, Min Buri, and Bueng Kum. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Khan Na Yao FASHION ISLAND Ram Intra Frontage Road fashionisland.co.th Did you know that Fashion Island ranks in the top…

  • Chatuchak Park, One of Bangkok's Most Popular Public Parks
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    Chatuchak Park, One of Bangkok’s Most Popular Public Parks

    Chatuchak Park, located just north of downtown Bangkok, is one of the city’s most popular public parks. This park is just one of three included in the Chatuchak Park Complex. The other two being Wachirabenchatat Park and Queen Sirikit Park. First opened in 1980, Chatuchak is the oldest of the three. Queen Sirikit Park was built in 1992. It was named and constructed after Queen Sirikit in honor of her 60th birthday. Wachirabenchatat, year 2002, is the most recent to open. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.     I…

  • Unseen Bangkok: Royal Thai Air Force Museum
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    Unseen Bangkok: Royal Thai Air Force Museum

    The Royal Thai Air Force Museum is an unseen gem hidden away from all of the major tourist sites. The museum is located in the Don Mueang district of Bangkok. A district that many foreign visitors never even explore. I was lucky enough to know about the museum because it is near Bang Khen district where my wife lives. We were looking for some places close by to visit during my stay in Bang Khen. Admission to the museum is completely free also. This will be a popular site for the guys, but that shouldn’t stop the ladies from checking it out also. Myself, I like history, so the museum…