Long Weekend in Bangkok, Thailand – An Essential Guide | เที่ยวกรุงเทพฯ ในวันหยุดยาว

With the long-awaited, much-anticipated additional stretch of MRT underground system between Bangkok's Central Business District and Bangkok Old Town (Rattanakosin Island) finally opened, Bangkok has become so much easier to navigate and explore. Here is an essential, from-the-local guide to help you get the most out of your visit and navigate Bangkok. Enjoy!!

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An Essential Guide to Bangkok Old Town, Rattanakosin Island | เที่ยวเมืองเก่ากรุงเทพฯ เกาะรัตนโกสินทร์

Recently, I found myself going back to Bangkok Old Town, or the Rattanakosin Island, a lot. I think this is because I have come full circle, and my accumulative readings brought new lights to things I grew up with. So, here I am, trying to get things nice and easy for fellow travellers who are visiting Bangkok, Thailand. Hope you have fun and get the most out of your days here in town. :D

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Nai Lert Park Heritage Home | บ้านปาร์คนายเลิศ

Nai Lert Park Heritage Home was built in 1915 as an out-of-town retreat for Nai Lert Sresthaputra or Phraya Bhakdinorasresth and his family. A lot of stories can be learnt from this house. After all, Nai Lert was bestowed the royal title of Phraya Bhakdinorasresth by King Rama VI for his and his wife's generosity and public services. The title means the 'Beloved Millionaire.'

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Bangkok Top Destination – What to do at Bangkok National Museum | ชวนเดินเที่ยวพิพิธภัณฑ์สถานแห่งชาติกัน

Above: Hun Luang or Hun Yai or royal puppet theatre.  I always fell for something old and marvellous than something new and shiny. A few weeks ago, we were in town, browsing through the National Museum where we occasionally go back just to collect whatever we had missed the previous visits. Found out that the Assarawinitchai Hall and complex which had been under renovation is now complete with new arrangements of the beautiful...

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The Rare, Historic, Glass Plate Negatives Exhibition at Bangkok National Gallery | นิทรรศการฟิล์มกระจก หอศิลป์ ถนนเจ้าฟ้า

Plate photography or glass plate photography is a type of photo-producing technique that uses a thin glass plate coated with light-sensitive emulsion as a capturing medium.  Plate photography replaced the earlier Daguerreotype process, and preceded the widely-used celluloid film process, which now, as we know, has just almost been entirely replaced by digital photography. And that captures the four eras of photography that we know of in this...

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Cafe de Norasingha Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok | กาแฟนรสิงห์ พระราชวังพญาไท

It is not everyday that you get to have lunch at a palace, and also in this case, a cafe that is the homage to Thailand’s oldest Western style cafe back in the reign of King Rama VI or King Vajiravudh (1910-1925) during which Siam was high on westernization and modernization. The cafe was called Cafe de Norasingha (กาแฟนรสิงห์) then as it is called now. But the venue has changed. From the area called ‘Sua...

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เที่ยวพระราชวังพญาไท | Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok

  แต่วันนี้เป็นต้นไป ณ พระที่นั่งพิมานจักรี พระราชวังพญาไท มีจัดแสดงนิทรรศการ “พระผู้ทรงเป็นนิรันดร์” ซึ่งเป็นนิทรรศการมัลติมีเดีย แสดงพระราชประวัติ...

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เที่ยววังบางขุนพรหม | Bang Khun Phrom Palace, Bangkok

  (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่าง⬇︎) the Beaten Path, And Into a Historical Valley. It has become our mission of late to spend our weekends exploring our very own native city (born and bred, no less). We have always dreaded Bangkok’s nasty ridiculous traffic that always holds us back from going places like we actually wanted to. But after some successful planning, here we are, getting the most out of each...

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