Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan is a separate province to the south east of Bangkok City. It is pronounced Samut Prargarn. By car you can use the old Sukhumvit Road and also Highway Number 303 to get there. The distance is only 29 kilometres to Samut Prakan town. Ancient City (เมืองโบราณ mueang boran), ☎ 0 2323 9253, 0 2709 1644, 8AM-5PM, daily. Has scaled replicas of buildings […]

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Vimanmek Mansion

The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal villa in Bangkok, Thailand. It is in the Dusit Palace complex, near Dusit Zoo in Dusit District. Today it is a museum. In 1897 King Rama V paid a royal visit to Europe visiting many of the royal palaces. Upon his return he land for the construction of a royal garden which he named “the Dusit Garden”.  Vimanmek Palace […]

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Jim Thompson’s House (museum)

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in central  Bangkok, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, the museum designer and former owner. Built in 1959, the museum spans one rectangular “rai” of land (approximately half an acre or 2023.43 meters). It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in […]

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Erawan Museum – Samut Prakan

A huge, three-headed elephant statue standing upon an equally gargantuan pedestal is the first, and last, thing you see when visiting Samut Prakan’s Erawan Museum. It’s a splendid, towering beast: 250 tons in weight, 29 metres high, 39 metres long, and cast in a pure green-hued copper. From conception to completion it took almost ten […]

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Bangkok’s Holy Redeemer Church

Although at first glance Bangkok’s Holy Redeemer Church just looks like your typical Thai-Buddhist-style temple, if you enter you’ll find worshippers praying to another God. Inside is actually a Christian chapel, with a fine golden statue of The Lord Jesus Christ – rather than Buddha – at the end. The impressive church has stood on […]

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China Town Gate – Bangkok

An ornate ceremonial gate is a familiar sight in Chinese enclaves throughout the world, and considering Bangkok is home to the world’s largest Chinatown, the China Gate at the western entrance to the area is suitably impressive. Built in 1999, the huge gate is actually called the King’s Birthday Celebration Arch, signifying the loyalty of […]

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