Highlights of Bangkok National Museum | พิพิธภัณฑ์สถานแห่งชาติ พระนคร มีอะไรต้องห้ามพลาดบ้าง

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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เที่ยวพระราชวังพญาไท | Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok

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

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เที่ยววังบางขุนพรหม | Bang Khun Phrom Palace, Bangkok

  (TH/EN) Off 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 come back to Bank of Thailand’s...

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เที่ยวธนาคารแห่งประเทศไทย | Bank of Thailand Learning Center, Bangkok

(TH/EN) To me, there are two things in the world that would NEVER go out of style: money and knowledge.  I was in my sophomore year, my father allowed me to drive to school for the first time. One condition though, was that each evening, I was to pick him up at his work. My university was on Henri Dunant Road, his office on Silom. Usually, he would get off work late, and strangely, instead of going window shopping at the MBK mall like most of my peers, I would rather be sitting around, doing my homework and reading at his office’s vast library. The waiting was only for a couple of hours a day, but the result of being surrounded by books and...

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คลองระบายน้ำพระราชดำริ หัววัง – พนังตัก ชุมพร

ก็เพราะตั้งอยู่ในทิศทางลม จังหวัดชุมพรจึงมักเป็นเหยื่อของพายุเสมอ หากยังจำกันได้ เมื่อปีพ.ศ. 2532 ไต้ฝุ่นเกย์พัดผ่านเข้าชุมพรอย่างจัง จนแทบทั้งเมืองพังราบ ชุมพรใช้เวลานานหลายปีในการฟื้นฟู...

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