Friday, 18 September 2009

Skywatch Friday@Khaosan Road

(Taken this photo from Khaosan Road)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Pad Nam Prik Pao - shell

Nam Prik Pao (Thai Red Chilli Paste) is a roasted chile paste containing palm sugar and tamarind.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Blue Margarita

drink drank but not drunk ;)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

@Pantip Plaza

Pantip Plaza is an indoor IT shopping mall located on New Phetchaburi Road in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, Thailand. The sale of counterfeit software and DVDs are some reasons behind this mall's success and notoriety.

Monday, 14 September 2009

(bring you back to BKK) ;)

Saturday, 12 September 2009

@Had Yai

Last Monday,I went to Hai Yai by train.Hat Yai is a city in southern Thailand near the boundary to Malaysia.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Skywatch Friday : Victory monument

(Taken this photo from Phramongkutklao Hospital)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Keep in a line

(multicolor of Thai taxi )

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Phayathai Palace

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Thai food shop

This food shop make a Rad-Na (Thai Style Noodles).

(If I have a chance to take photo of rad-na ,I will post photo of it for you.)

Monday, 7 September 2009

Goong Chae Nam Pla ( Fresh Shrimps in Fish Sauce)

(This is flavorit food of my closed friend,not me)
Do you want to taste? ;)

click here to see recipe of Goong Chae Nam Pla

Sunday, 6 September 2009


Saturday, 5 September 2009

Som-Tam : Thai food

(Everything look delicious when I'm hungry)

This dish called Som-Tam or Papaya salad, highly recommend to taste it but don't forget to say"little spicy" when order too.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Skywatch Friday : sunset@Ratchadamnorn road

(Taken this photo from Ratchadamnorn road)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Road of Buddha stuff shops

Adjacent to Sao Ching Cha, there are many Buddha shops along this road.

เสาชิงช้า- the heaven door

For answer question from Hilda -How does it swing?
(I think there many peole also wonder how does it swing too.
so I add more information and some photo of the giant swing (Sao Ching Cha).

The Giant Swing was originally constructed in 1784 in front of the Devasathan shrine by King Rama I. During the reign of Rama II the swing ceremony was discontinued as the swing had become structurally damaged by lightning. In 1920 it was renovated and moved to its current location in order to make space for a gas plant. The ceremony was again performed until 1935, when it was discontinued after several fatal accidents.
The last renovations were done in 1959, and after 45 years of exposure to the elements the wooden pillars were showing signs of serious damage. A major reconstruction began in April 2005. Six teak tree trunks were used. The two used for the main structure of the swing are over 3.5m in circumference and over 30m in height. The remaining four are used for support and are 2.30m in circumference and 20m in height.[1] The swing was taken down in late October 2006 and the work finished late December of the same year. The rebuilt swing was dedicated in royal ceremonies presided over by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in September 2007. The timbers of the original swing are preserved in the National Museum.
In 2005, the Giant Swing, together with Wat Suthat, was suggested as a future UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Swing Ceremony
The Ceremony of Tri-yampawai or the Swing Ceremony was one of the 12 royal ceremonies held in each of the months of the Thai lunar calendar in the Sukhothai kingdom. Originally held in the first lunar month, it was moved to the second lunar month in the early Rattanakosin period at the beginning of the 19th century. The ceremony was a Bhramin new year’s ceremony and lasted for 10 days.
According to an ancient Hindu epic, after Brahma created the world he sent Shiva to look after it. When Shiva descended to the earth, Naga serpents wrapped around the mountains in order to keep the earth in place. When Shiva found the earth solid, the Nagas moved to the seas in celebration. The Swing Ceremony is a re-enactment of this story.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

September Theme Day : Big/The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha)

(The Giant Swing are used as a symbol of Bangkok city)

Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, so I choose the big or giant swing to share with us. : )
Admiration this giant swing is one of 10 activities not to be missed in the Rattanakosin Island.

The Giant Swing (Thai: เสาชิงช้า, Sao Ching Cha) is a religious structure in Bangkok, Thailand, Phra Nakhon district, located in front of Wat Suthat temple. It was formerly used an old Brahmin ceremony, and is one of Bangkok's tourist attractions.