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    You are correct on this as well. I omitted the...

    You are correct on this as well. I omitted the details because the line of succession in the Thai Royal family is very complicated and the readers here who are farang won't care to know this detail...
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    You are right. The palace was made from the money...

    You are right. The palace was made from the money donated among the Hakka Siamese (the descendants of the Hakka Chinese). I missed the detail, sorry.

    Thanks for your kind remark.

    Ps The...
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    The Giant Swing is a religious structure formerly...

    The Giant Swing is a religious structure formerly used in an old Brahminism ceremony.

    The place is sited in front of Wat Sutat in Pranakorn District, Bangkok.

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    It was recorded...
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    The first Postal Department and Post Office in...

    The first Postal Department and Post Office in Thailand (August, 1883; King Rama V’s reign). The building was built on a location by the Choa Praya River near the Memorial Bridge; now demolished.

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    Now, let cross over to visit (my) God... ...

    Now, let cross over to visit (my) God...


    Speaking Buddha

    Sukhothai Kingdom was an ancient kingdom in the area around the nowadays, Sukhothai Province. The Kingdom existed from 1238 until...
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    WoW!!! A Brand new window to me. Got to tell... ...

    WoW!!! A Brand new window to me. Got to tell...

    You guys are veterans!

    Salute to you all!
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    An aftermath! What you guys talked about...

    An aftermath!

    What you guys talked about inspires me of a story...


    As having said that I was born in the old capital city of Thailand, Thonburi. Back in my childhood days, it was the area,...
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    That's funny! :smileylaughing: I wonder if she...

    That's funny! :smileylaughing: I wonder if she used a hair blower.

    Anyway, I thought this kind of service happened only at "arb ob nuad" places (hope you know what I mean).
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    Hot and humid weather made them sweat and hair...

    Hot and humid weather made them sweat and hair sticky and greasy while working (house chores especially when cooking food, 3 times a day, using charcoal to igniting fire). Also, back in the ancient...
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    Since Siam had opened the country welcoming...

    Since Siam had opened the country welcoming farangs from the west which started in the reign of King Mongkut (King Rama IV; 1804-1868), the lady fashion had been gradually changed and become blooming...
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    The American Presbyterian had had its role in...

    The American Presbyterian had had its role in Siam since the reign of King Nung Klao (Rama III; 1788-1824) but not until 1840 did the American Presbyterian set up the foreign division and officially...
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    Amarin Hotel on Sukhumwit Road in the 70s (one of...

    Amarin Hotel on Sukhumwit Road in the 70s (one of the best Discotheques was here but I forgot the name)

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    Chokchai building (I bet you guys used to taste steaks (Chokchai Steak House's)...
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    Trocadero Hotel, Charoen Krung area, in 1929 ...

    Trocadero Hotel, Charoen Krung area, in 1929

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    Here and there in the 60s Don Muang Airport ...

    Here and there in the 60s

    Don Muang Airport

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    Kesorn Arcade (I remember a pizza shop around here but can't locate the place)

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    Sao Tok Num Mun (a pole that oozes oil) In...

    Sao Tok Num Mun (a pole that oozes oil)

    In the old days, Thai people always built wooden houses. There are various kinds of trees that give wood hard enough to be able to build a house. One of...
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    Nang Kwak 58342 Nang Kwak is a...

    Nang Kwak

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    Nang Kwak is a benevolent spirit or household divinity of Thai folklore.

    She is deemed to bring good fortune especially in the form of money, prosperity, attracts...
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    Well, how much do I want to do that but can't,...

    Well, how much do I want to do that but can't, too local. It mainly talks about the confusion with words, Thai words; dog and pig.

    "dog" in general Thai word, and you probably know well, called...
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    Still in the area around the Ratanakosin Island…...

    Still in the area around the Ratanakosin Island… for the last time.

    Sao Lak Muang are city pillars found in most ancient cities of Thailand. Each is usually housed in a shrine which is also...
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    Thanks .... everyone!

    Thanks .... everyone!
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    I am sad today. One of my all time favorite...

    I am sad today. One of my all time favorite singers has died.

    When I was young, my favorite pastimes concerned about western stuff. I watched farang movies/tv (American/British) dubbed into...
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    Ancient Artillery Museum In the front lawns...

    Ancient Artillery Museum

    In the front lawns of the Ministry of Defence building, arranged in a garden display, are a large collection of bronze cannons. The display was initiated by King...
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    Okay, now I got it. Thank you so much... 58129

    Okay, now I got it. Thank you so much...

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    Ministry of Defence 58064 The Ministry...

    Ministry of Defence

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    The Ministry of Defence is a historic building in Bangkok sited opposite the Grand Palace and close to Sanam Luang in the heart of the historic Ratanakosin Island....
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    Well, since the case happened long time ago so,...

    Well, since the case happened long time ago so, not much detail but it goes briefly like this...

    While courting, Nuanchawee was so much possessive of Athip. She followed him everywhere and...
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    In Nonthaburi Province, there are a lot of...

    In Nonthaburi Province, there are a lot of bridges crossing the Chao Praya River joining the province to other provinces, Bangkok and Pratumtanee. Each bridge has a name but only one has two names....
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    His studio was very popular among the Royalties...

    His studio was very popular among the Royalties and high societies until 10 years later, he sold his business to Emil Groote and Carl Pruss who used to work with him. The two later became the only...
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    Robert Lenz was a German photographer. He set up...

    Robert Lenz was a German photographer. He set up his studio first in Burma in 1892. In 1894, he expanded a branch in Singapore. Here, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and his Queen on their royal visit to...
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    No, that is "Ang Si-la" close to Bang Saen,...

    No, that is "Ang Si-la" close to Bang Saen, Chonburi, another area that you can buy various kinds of seafood, fresh and dry and of course various sizes of motars and pestles.



    The area has...
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    If I may. If it was not a typo, this place is...

    If I may.

    If it was not a typo, this place is called "Muang (city) Boran (ancient)".
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    I am a non English speaking person but I first...

    I am a non English speaking person but I first knew this word from this clip (2:05):

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSOLz1YBFG0
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    She is absolutely correct. Back when I was a boy...

    She is absolutely correct. Back when I was a boy in the 60s, I remember there was once we reached 31C and we thought that was the end of the world. Now, when we have 31C, we sing "jingle bells".

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    Bang Pu seaside resort Before Pattaya there...

    Bang Pu seaside resort

    Before Pattaya there was Bang Saen and before Bang Saen there was Bang Pu.

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    In the 60s, Bang Pu, on Sukhumwit Road in the area of Samut Prakarn...
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    Funny that it is the same question that pops up...

    Funny that it is the same question that pops up in my head from time to time as well.



    "Why do Thai's walk so slowly and...". I could use the reason of geometry of Thailand which lies on the...
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    My nostalgia... 57591

    My nostalgia...

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    U Taga Tarn Shrine, means closely in English as...

    U Taga Tarn Shrine, means closely in English as “Water Giving in Charity” Shrine, is a construction sited in the corner of Ratchadumnoen Nai Road near Sanam Luang on the ground that once used to be...
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    Nice to hear a little more of you. I was...

    Nice to hear a little more of you.

    I was about to book a ticket to Croatia when the Covid began materializing. I remember I was browsing a cheap ticket and then my cousin called "Quit doing...
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    Koat (the urn-like casket) The word “Koat”...

    Koat (the urn-like casket)


    The word “Koat” is derived from Sanskrit’s "kośa" which means "container". It is a large funerary urn, used to contain the body of the deceased in place of a coffin....
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    I guess the scenery around there would be nice in...

    I guess the scenery around there would be nice in the 60s/70s when complicated technology had not jumped in yet. You must love Thailand more or less for, as far as I can remember, you have left...
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    I was working on page 8. Then page 8 was full....

    I was working on page 8. Then page 8 was full. Instead of going next to the page 9, everything was gone... "poof!"

    Panic attacked!

    I say this website always spooks me. Often, it kicks me out in...
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    A beautiful drawing (by unknown artist; I guess a...

    A beautiful drawing (by unknown artist; I guess a farang) of a Horse-drawn street railway on Charoen Krung (aka New) Road , Bangkok 1888



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    Help!! Haven't finished yet! ...Spooky!...

    Help!! Haven't finished yet!

    ...Spooky!...
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    I can't find the next page!! ... I'm okay...

    I can't find the next page!!

    ... I'm okay now...
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    1930 – Prince Anunta Mahidol (King Rama VIII) and...

    1930 – Prince Anunta Mahidol (King Rama VIII) and Prince Pumipon Adulyadej (King Rama IX)’s Father. He was King Rama V’s son with Queen consort no.2 thus, an heir to the throne as well but he died...
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    These are some of the high-ranking royalties’...

    These are some of the high-ranking royalties’ cremations that were taken photos.

    1866 – King Pinkloa’s (King Mongkut/Rama IV’s young brother)

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    1869 – King Mongkut (King Rama IV)’s...
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    57394 Sanam Luang ("royal turf") is a 119, 200...

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    Sanam Luang ("royal turf") is a 119, 200 m2 open field and public square located in front of Wat Pra Kaew and the Grand Palace in the historic center of Bangkok.

    In the Royal...
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    Yes, it was.

    Yes, it was.
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    I really love your stories! Being a local, I...

    I really love your stories! Being a local, I never knew what was going on with those farangs in Bangkok in those days.

    When I was young living in the old capital city of Thailand, Thonburi,...
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    Let me talk more for the last time about this...

    Let me talk more for the last time about this topic before you get bored. Actually there is one more character from this tale whose name has been used as a metaphor.

    The name is "Wan Tong". It is...
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    Ploenchit arcade, a very short live arcade, used...

    Ploenchit arcade, a very short live arcade, used to be the center of modern fashion in that era. I can't find any records telling when exactly this arcade started the business just knowing that it...
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