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WANG SAEN SUK MONASTERY: A VISIT TO BUDDHA HELL

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“Aye, there’s the rub! For in the sleep of death, what dreams may come? “asked Hamlet in his monologue. Far beyond dreams, Naraka is a place of torment in the after-life, according to schools of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. What sort of nightmarish torment awaits us in hell? Pay a visit to Buddha Hell in the Wang Saen Suk Monastery …

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READING IS SEXY: THE BEST BOOKSTORES IN BANGKOK

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Whether you are looking for your next read or searching for a spot where you can de-compress after going through Bangkok’s hectic pace, here is a list of the best bookstores in Bangkok. What makes them special is not just the quiet reading havens that they provide, but the fact that they are created by people with a vision of …

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IN THE NAME OF THE REINHEITSGEBOT*: THE THREE BEST GERMAN BEER GARDENS IN THAILAND

In Bangkok, Guides, Krabi / Ao Nang, Phuket, Thailand by Benni BuchalLeave a Comment

“Do you wanna write it?” was the message I received from our lovely marketing manager. We were discussing a post concerning the best German beer gardens in Thailand. I couldn’t decline this offer as I was born and raised in Germany and I’m also half Austrian. So, thanks to my upbringing I certainly know a proper beer garden when I …

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#LikeALocal: Five Secret Experiences in Bangkok

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Ok, so you’ve seen the temple. Or ten of them. You’ve even flambéed your taste buds on Thailand’s best chili dishes. We can sense your mild disappointment… Is this it? Are you kidding? You’re in the capital of Thailand, dudes! And if all you’ve done is temples and spicy dishes (which we think is awesome, by the way) you haven’t toured like …

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SONGTAEWS, TUK TUKS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ: A GUIDE TO USING LOCAL TRANSPORT IN BANGKOK

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Got a list of places to go and looking for a way to get there? Here’s a quick guide to using local transport in Bangkok. This handy guide will help you traipse around the city like a local and avoid those awkward moments of deciphering whether you’re getting a good deal or being conned. AIRPORT LINK: TRANSIT TO THE CITY AND …

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OASIS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE: PARKS IN BANGKOK

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When you think of Bangkok, you may not usually think of trees or other greenery. Hustle and bustle, plus bright city lights tend to overwhelm the city’s atmosphere. But, in the midst of all the craziness, there are some urban parks in Bangkok where you can escape to a peaceful green oasis. All you have to do is know where …

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Top 3 Chao Phraya River Cruise Tours in Bangkok

In Bangkok by Benni BuchalLeave a Comment

Cruise Down The River of Kings: The Best Chao Phraya River Cruise Tours A city, in my opinion, always has two faces, which are distinctly different from one another. One of these faces, we can see, study and observe during the daytime. The second one is reserved for those who wander along the streets once the sun is down and …