Archive for the tag 'Pak Khlong Talaat'

Jun 11 2012

Catching the Chao Phraya Express boat

Published by under Transport

One of the most interesting ways to get around Bangkok, and especially useful for those staying at one of the hotels or guesthouses along the Chao Phraya River on Khao San Road, in Banglamphu, Chinatown, or Thonburi, is the Chao Phraya river boat system. Blessedly free from the traffic that wracks the rest of the … read the full post

May 18 2012

Bangkok’s Pak Khlong Talaat flower market

In the concrete maze of Bangkok, colourful flowers brighten up the greys around every corner, but it’s not just because they look nice; flowers play a pivotal role in an ancient Thai tradition of making offerings to spirits and sacred representations as tangible expressions of kindness and generosity. Bangkok’s biggest flower market, Pak Khlong Talaat, … read the full post