Before Start Engine

For travel if never prepare everything it no good, I think. We must to have personal planning such as some sampoo, toothbrush and many thing necessary for use this trip. Ok this some thing I prepare for go to MaeHongSon in winter, which so cool: big blanket, woolen coat, camp, baggage, North of THAILAND Map cover Tak, MaeHonSong, Chaingmai and Chaingrai, fluid for Vitara and some tooling for a little bit repair or service it. And never forget camera it very important for me when I go to travel because I love to take a picture I want to be photographer.

The day before we go, I check and service everything of my VITARA car. Prepare it ready to travel so long trip, changing lubricant oil and other thing for good condition car.

Carry everything we prepare put in the car and waiting for tomorrow come.

23 November 2008 Morning Let go.!!!!

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

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  Suan Lum Night Bazaar is located on the east side of Lumphini Park. It is a big new place for shoppers to spend their time and money shopping at night from 5.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. The large area has many restaurants, pubs, beer gardens, and stalls (fashionable clothes, handicrafts and handmade products, mostly OTOP).There are traditional small Thai puppet shows (Tel. 0 22529683-6) and the BEC-TERO Hall where visitors can catchinter nationally famous classical, rock and pop concerts and iceskating shows.

Jim Thompson’s House

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      An early partner in the Oriental Hotel, Jim Thompson, an American serving here, decided to devote his nergies to develop a thriving Thai silk industry. Due to his efforts, Thai silk is now famous all over the world and justly renowned for its quality, colours and patterns. Thompson, trained as an architect and gardener, also built a fine collection of traditional Thai houses, fashioned into one dwelling where he lived during his lifetime.
      After his tragic death, the house remains preserved as a museum containing a priceless collection of Asian objets d’art. The museum, located centrally at Soi Kasemsan 2 on Rama I Road, is accessible by bus, taxi and the sky train.

Entrance fee is 100 baht. The museum opens daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. with the last tour at 4.30 p.m.

Wat Arun

(The Temple of Dawn)
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      This famous Bangkok landmark is on the Thon Buri side of the Chao Phraya River, directly opposite the Grand Palace complex and easily accessible by boat from the Bangkok side. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya period. The temple was enlarged by King Rama II and King Rama III. Renovations were completed in the reign of King Rama IV. The Emerald Buddha was enshrined in this temple for a brief period before
King Rama I built the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo on the Bangkok side.
      The landmark of this temple is a 79-metre-tall massive central pagoda, “Phra Prang”, and four smaller ones at each corner. The ornamentation of the central pagoda consists of encrusted pieces of porcelain which sparkle in the sun. Despite its name, the best photographic opportunities are in the late afternoon
with the sun setting in the red sky behind the temple. To visit the temple, shuttle boats from the Tha Tian Pier at the south-west side of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo area are provided regularly. The Chao Phraya Express Boat stops at the Tha Tian Pier and there are several Thon Buri canal tours, which include the temple.

Enter the temple from 7.00 a.m. to 5.20 p.m. for 20 baht.

Wat Pho

(Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
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       Neighbouring the Grand Palace enclave, this temple is considered the largest in Bangkok. The famous Reclining Buddha, constructed in 1832, is enshrined in this temple. This 46-metre long and 15-metre high gold-plated Reclining Buddha, the eyes and feet inlaid with mother-of-pearl brings to mind the Lord
Buddha’s entry into Nirvana. The sole also shows 108 auspicious characteristics of the true “Buddha”.
Wat Pho was also the first centre of public education in the Kingdom. Nowadays, it is a n important centre for the teaching and administering of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Pho is open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and the entry fee is 20 baht.

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaeo

(The Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

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The splendid Grand Palace enclosure is home to many ornate temples and buildings with a variety of architectural styles. Gold leaf, reflective tiling and Buddha images are to be seen everywhere. The magnificent Wat Phra Kaeo, a treasure trove of Thai arts and home to the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most revered Buddha image, is at the heart of the complex, but there is much else of interest to be seen in the Grand Palace compound, such as the Royal Thai Decorations and Coin Pavilion, where a permanent exhibition of royal regalia, decorations, medals and coins dating back to the early 11th century is on display.

The complex is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. except on special days designated for royal ceremonies to be announced later. The admission fee is 200 baht which includes entry to Vimanmek Mansion and the Coin Pavilion. Visitors are advised that polite and modest dress is essential.