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Category Archives: Bangkok

Jim Thompson’s House

  Jim Thompson, International Man of Mystery “Why does everyone want to go there?” – perplexed local taxi driver upon hearing we planned to visit Jim Thompson’s house. Maybe it’s the mystery of the man’s disappearance, maybe it’s the beautiful compound or maybe it’s just the chance to see live silkworms and discover the process […]

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Conrad Bangkok Hotel

  Conrad Bangkok The Conrad Bangkok is a beautiful, grand hotel located in the Central Business District. It’s certainly very plush and spacious and we had the most relaxing stay. The lobby itself is huge while the entire second floor dedicated to conference rooms and meeting spaces, so I got the feeling it caters primarily to business travelers. […]

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Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha

  The Reclining Buddha Wat Pho was the second temple we visited after Wat Arun and this one was my favorite. It’s much larger than Wat Arun and features the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, a massive 160 ft golden buddha statue lying on its side. His toes are probably bigger than my body. Like […]

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The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace The Grand Palace in Bangkok was once the official residence of the Kings of Siam and is an impressive walled compound nearby the temples of Wat Pho and Wat Arun on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. The Palace is made up of numerous buildings, pavilions, gardens and courtyards and can take […]

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The Temple of Dawn

  Wat Arun – ‘the Temple of Dawn’ First stop, Bangkok and the Temple of Dawn. It sounds a bit like an Indiana Jones movie title, no? After leaving some big changes back home in New York, we arrived in Thailand (two days later, two missed flights connections and sans two lost bags) and set out to […]

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