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Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10900, Thailand
Chatuchak, more affectionately known as JJ Market, is now the largest market in Thailand. Originally it was a flea market started in the 1950's by a former prime minister who wanted to put a flea market into every town in Thailand. At Chatuchak,...
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1 ถนน หน้าพระลาน แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand
The Summer Palace, still used by the royal family, includes a variety of architectural styles. This observatory was built for Rama IV, who adored astronomy. The Chinese house can be seen in the distance. The Thai, always accepting and pragmatic...
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ตำบลประตูชัย อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา พระนครศรีอยุธยา 13000, Thailand
Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam before it was sacked by the Burmese. The Burmese were merciless, hacking off the heads and hands of the thousands of Buddha statues that lined the many temples in Ayutthaya. My Thai friend whispered under her...
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2 Sanamchai Road Grand Palace Subdistrict Pranakorn District BANGKOK 10200, Thailand
The Emerald Buddha may be the main attraction at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, but I was awestruck by the general grandeur of the grounds. The gold leaf, gems, and giants are something to behold.
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I was in Bangkok when the global markets were tumbling (early August 2011). The Sathorn Unique building in downtown Bangkok is a grim reminder of wishes unfulfilled. The skyscraper of upscale condos was abandoned mid-build during the East Asian...