erawan museum is located in smaut prakan. it is well know for the giant three-headed elephant statue standing on the top of the museum. the statue is 250 tons in weight, 29 metres high, 39 metres long, and cast in pure green-hued copper sitted on the domed roof.
the construction of the museum started in 1994 and completed in the early 2000s. the architecture of the erawan museum and the sections within the buidling were desinged to represt hindu mythology on the structure and characteristics of the universe; representing the three worlds.
the three-headed elephant statue is the first and the last thing you will see when you are reaching or leaving the museum. (more…)
today’s itinerary is simple – wat traimit and sampeng lane market. both are located within the premises of chinatown’s yaowarat road. after that, i took the river boat and visit wat arun, my favorite place to see while on the river.
from where i stayed, i took a bts train from chong nonsi bts station to sala daeng bts station, where i will need to walk to the mrt station to take the mrt to hua lampong mrt station. wat traimit is about 300 metres walking distance from the mrt station.
while on the sky bridge towards the mrt station, i stood there for awhile a look at the area, typically lumpini park. i used to stay in this area a couple of times, but never really stand on the bridge to look at the surrounding, especially the busy traffic. while standing there, i noticed that there is a name on the flyover! thai-japanese bridge! (more…)
after the “hectic” first day in bangkok, it is soon the second day, and it’s the last day of year 2016. i didn’t feel any different when i woke up.
as per planned, i went to the famous, popular, crowded weekend market – chatuchak weekend market. it is also known as world’s largest weekend market, and has reached a landmark status as a must visit attraction for tourists, as this is a place where you can literally shop “till you drop”.
chatuchak weekend market is popular among wholesalers and traders, who will do their stocks early in the morning from there. they usually go with luggage bags or trolleys. (more…)
this year end, i decided to spend time in bangkok (yes, again!). this will be my third trip to bangkok in year 2016, and first trip in year 2017, since i am spending the new year here, by myself.
my flight was in the afternoon, touching down at 4.30pm local time. as i always preferred, i reached changi airport earlier than expected. usual process, checked-in and walked around slowly, taking my own sweet time.
pokemon go is going to launch the 2nd generation soon, as such, there are new characters all around the airport. captured the few cute ones. (more…)
time flies when you are busy with something. time flies even faster when you are on holiday. it is so soon that the last day of the holiday comes to an end.
as our flight was in the late afternoon, we have the morning to spend in hong kong after we checked out, leaving our luggage in the hotel. while watching the tv program in the hotel room few nights ago, we saw a news showing that a new comic theme cafe has opened in hong kong! and…….. it’s old master q themed cafe (老夫子餐廳)!! (dun understand why there isn’t any website for this cafe, only fb)
we did some search and finally found the address, and were excited about it.
address : omq dining room, 1/f, 777 nathan road, prince edward