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 exhibits. Above: Hun Lek or Hun Wang Na – the royal puppets of the vice king.  The Assarawinitchai Hall is an ancient building that has been around since the time of King Rama III (1824-1851). The big part of the...

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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 world. Above: The collection is in four categories: portraits and people, places, events and objects related to religions, ceremonies and performing arts.  In Thailand, the first photography took place in...

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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 Pa’ in the old town, the new cafe is now located inside the Phya Thai Palace in Phra Mongkutklao Hospital on Ratchawithi Road in Bangkok. Situated inside the royal car-boarding platform and the waiting...

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เที่ยวพระราชวังพญาไท | Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok

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

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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 day by grouping together the places that we want to do and do it all in one whole day. So the whole of our last Saturday went like this: morning at this gorgeous Bangkhunprom Palace, lunching at Krua Apsorn, and...

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