Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Here is a Google Map Link to the location of the mobile grill.
To see my other photos of Golden Mount
and Wat Saket on my Flickr page, click here...
Golden Mount was first constructed under the reign of King Rama III (1824-51). This original structure was only a giant Chedi which collapsed in the soft soil which underlies most of the city. The collapsed chedi provided the base for the hill construction, which was completed in several stages over many years. The completed Chedi is 80 meters above the surrounding lands and has 320 steps inviting you to explore Bangkok with a 360 degree view of the Bangkok's old town area. The staircase is adorned with many Buddha images and temple bells and the base of the chedi holds holy relics of the Lord Buddha himself. At the base of Golden Mount is Wat Saket, which is worthwhile to tour after the trip up the hill.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bangkok's City Pillar is located across the street from the Grand Palace Complex making it convenient for everyone visiting Bangkok to visit the shrine. The shrine offers a traditional dancing show to tell the story of the great city accompanied by traditional music.
More Photos of the Shrine can be found at my Flickr album.
UOB 5TH Annual "Painting of the Year" - located right inside the main entrance on ground level and presents some of best of the artists entries in UOBs annual contest. More Photos of this exhibit can be found on my Flickr Album.
Inson Wongsam : The Autonomous Spirit - presents over 100 examples of Inson Wongsam paintings and sculptures. Mr. Wongsam is an 80 year old contemporary Thai artist and his work is fascinating. More Photos of this exhibit can be found on my Flickr Album.
Thai Charisma: Heritage & Creative Power - show cases both traditional and contemporary Thai art from 19 Thai artists. More Photos of this exhibit can be found on my Flickr Album.
Here is a link to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre website.
The YouTube video below is a video tour of the exhibits, enjoy!
For over 200 photos of Thailand Art that I have taken over the years, click here...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bangkok's Giant Swing is another of Bangkok's famous City icons. The swing has a long history in Bangkok, being constructed in the late seventeen hundreds by King Rama I. The swing ceremonies have their roots in Hindu traditions. The swing has been replaced several times in the past with the most recent in 2007 when huge teak trees were specially grown and selected for the straightness of the trunks and free of knots. I was lucky enough to be in Bangkok for the dedication of the new swing and I remember it was quite a big ceremony.