Travel Report: Wat Pho, Bangkok.

Wat Pho Temple of Reclining Buddha Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple is an absolute must see, chiefly due to its world famous forty-six meter reclining buddha. Built in 1832 during the reign of King Rama III, the statue shows the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana following death.

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Travel Report: The Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha The Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. No visit to the Thai capital would be complete without a trip to The Grand Palace, Bangkok’s most famous landmark. Built in 1782 and home to a succession of Thai kings for almost 150 years, this stunning palace complex has come to symbolize the very heart of the Thai kingdom. This shot takes […]

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Travel Report: The Golden Mount, Bangkok.

The Golden Mount Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. There are more temples in Thailand than you can shake a stick at. With over a thousand structures peppered around Bangkok alone, it can be tricky deciding which ones are worthy of your time. One temple that should definitely make the cut is Wat Saket. Dating back to the Ayutthaya era, this is […]

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Travel Report: The Ghost Tower, Bangkok.

The Ghost Tower Sathorn Unique Tower Bangkok.

April 2015. I was having breakfast in the hostel one morning when I overheard an American guy telling a mousey South African about his top picks in Bangkok. “Dude, you haven’t done The Ghost Tower?” he exclaimed, a forkful of egg suspended at the entrance to his mouth. “Dude… The Ghost Tower!!!” So I listened […]

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Travel Report: Experiencing Songkran in Bangkok.

Songkran Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. Mid April is an excellent time to visit Bangkok, with the city transforming itself for Songkran, Thailand’s huge New Year festival. In many districts this annual celebration has morphed into little more than an almighty water war, with locals and tourists alike attacking each other using buckets, balloons and high-powered water guns. Having […]

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Travel Report: Lumpini Park, Bangkok.

Tai Chi Lumpini Park Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. Anyone looking for a break from Bangkok’s unrelenting urban buzz need look no further than the peaceful Lumpini Park in Silom district. Named after the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal, this 142-acre city oasis is the perfect place for jogging, Tai Chi, or simply taking a nap under one of the many […]

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Travel Report: Khao San Road, Bangkok.

Khao San Road Bangkok Thailand

June 2015. I very nearly didn’t bother with Khao San Road, Bangkok’s most famous street. In fact, the more I read and heard, from delirious recommendations to stark warnings, I just couldn’t figure out why so many people would fly halfway across the world to get really pissed and hang out with lots of other […]

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Travel Report: Jim Thompson House, Bangkok.

Jim Thompson House Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. Virtually every traveller I met on my wanderings around Thailand hated Bangkok. “It’s not REAL Thailand!” they’d repeat, again and again. I was told to use the capital merely as a transport hub, that I should get out at the earliest opportunity. Unless of course I was a total scumbag visiting specifically as […]

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Travel Report: Chatuchak Market, Bangkok.

Chatuchak Market Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. I do love myself a big old Asian market! You’ve got the smell of sizzling street food, the unpredictability of the haggling, the vast array of stuff on offer! God only knows I’ve been to my fair share of markets throughout Asia, but I’m not sure I’ve seen a bigger one than Bangkok’s […]

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Travel Report: Bangkok Snake Farm, Thailand.

Bangkok Snake Farm Bangkok Thailand

April 2015. Bangkok’s fascinating Snake Farm is one of the city’s most underrated attractions! Tucked away in the gated Red Cross Institute compound at the intersection of Rama IV and Henry Dunant Roads, it’s also a tricky place to find! So get maps going on your phone and be prepared to wander into a couple […]

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