Bangkok Districts; Phra Nakhon

Phra Nakhon was also the name of Bangkok Province, until it was merged in 1972 with Thonburi to form the present day Bangkok metropolis.

I have written about and taken photographs of this area so many times. I can’t say enough what a fantastic place it really is to explore.

Starting in the south of the district is Memorial Bridge:

Memorial Bridge, Phra Nakhon. Bangkok

Memorial Bridge, Phra Nakhon. Bangkok

In the centre:

Saranrom Park

Saranrom Palace

Saranrom Park, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Saranrom Park, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

 

Hok Bridge

Hok Bridge, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Hok Bridge, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Wat Ratchabophit

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence, Phra Nakhon. Bangkok

Ministry of Defence, Phra Nakhon. Bangkok

Phra Thinang Chakri Prasat

Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

 

Statue of Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns

Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

 

Democracy Monument

The National Gallery

In the north:

Bangkhunphrom Palace

Rama VIII Bridge

Rama VIII Bridge, Phra Nakhon. Bangkok

It really is worth walking around Phra Nakhon. Don’t just take my word for it though, discover for yourselves 🙂

Phra Nakhon

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Another day in Phra Nakhon

A Day Out in Phra Nakhon

Bangkok Districts; Dusit

Dusit was established in the early 1900s by King Rama V as the new royal city. Its wide avenues are lined with trees and there are many interesting places to see and explore. It’s another fabulous walk around part of the city.

Dusit Palace Park is home to these two beauties:

Dusit, Bangkok
Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall

A symbol of love from the Thai people to their king:

Dusit, Bangkok
King Rama V Equestrian Statue

Temple of the Fifth King:

Originally a royal residence, now the first police museum in Thailand:

Near Samsen Road:

On the outskirts of the district:

Enjoy 🙂

Bangkok Districts; Bangrak and Sathorn

Bangrak and Sathorn are just two of 50 districts in Bangkok.

Bangrak can be translated as “village of love” and, as such, it is the most popular place to register marriage especially on Valentine’s Day.

Sathorn is named after Sathorn Road and Khlong Sathorn. The original khlong was a canal dug for public transportation and eventually Sathorn Road was built along both sides of the canal.

There are many interesting buildings in the area too. The buildings in the photographs have all been designed by foreign architects between 1864 and 1922. All unique and charming in their own way.

There are so many things about Bangkok that you may not know about; European Heritage for one. And, for me, one of the best ways to explore is on foot. Don’t forget comfy shoes and water though 🙂

Animals and Birds of New Zealand

A few of the wonderful animals and birds gracing the shores of New Zealand’s South Island. Love nature! 🙂

From Mahakan Fort to Phahurat

Another of my little walks. This time from Mahakan Fort to Phahurat where I ended the day at Toney Restaurant for a cheap and very delicious lunch. This walk isn’t as far as some of the other walks I undertake but, as usual, there are many photograph opportunities along the way.

From the fort I paid a visit to Wat Saket.

Next stop, Rommaninat Park. Not the most attractive park I have been to but, still, a lovely little respite from all the traffic along Maha Chai Road.

Last pit stop before home; Toney Restaurant in Phahurat. Located down a small alley off Chakphet Road, it is nothing more than a few tables, chairs and an open air cooking area, right on the canal. Don’t let appearances fool you though, a cheap and delicious range of food will be served up to you in minutes.

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Toney Restaurant; photograph courtesy of Chris Wotton

Enjoy!  🙂

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King Rama IX Park

This is the most beautiful park I have ever been too and I am a frequent visitor. It has many species of plants and trees, and it is very popular with people who go there to exercise, take photographs or just wander around to enjoy the scenery.

More visits to the park:

Photo of the Week

Flowers of the Day

Early Morning Park Views

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A walk from National Stadium BTS station to Sanam Luang Park in Phra Nakhon. A mere 4.2km, that’s no distance in my world! Just wear sensible shoes and make sure you keep hydrated. Enjoy your travels 😉

 

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Songwat Road; Chinatown at its best

Part of Bangkok’s Chinatown is the lovely Songwat Road. It’s great just to meander along seeing life as it happens at a much more relaxed pace when comparing it to Yaowarat Road. Before you get to Charoen Krung Road, look out for Soi Wanit 2 to continue your journey south; Chinatown at its best.

Explore. Discover. Enjoy! 🙂

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Early Morning Park Views

Some early morning park views at Rama IX Park, Bangkok. These photographs were taken in February 2016.