Sunday, July 15, 2018

Batcat & Toys Museum in Bangkok


Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - and this week we are posting aabot this article about the Batcat & Toys Museum in Thailand.

The museum (location: https://goo.gl/maps/GwNL9RQyMXP2)  is Batman, superheroes, comics, toys and so much more – a haven for many children and some of their parents to escape to. The building is crammed with everything and anything which is linked to The Simpsons, Batman, Star Wars, Avatar and so much more.



There is so much you might remember – the Batman Lunchbox, the Robin Utility belt, the MacDonalds Spiderman, the Star Wars models (including Greebo with his weapon), Minion badges, a Back to the Future car and so much more.

“There’s also a small coffee shop in which to recover from the emotion of meeting so many superheroes in one place” – original text is by Luc Citrinot



The museum may not be what you read about in the guide books but if you want to travel it is certainly worth it and whilst you are here you can always visit The Mall in Bangkapi and the Airplane Graveyard

      

Thursday, July 12, 2018

101 guide to Chiang Mai



Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - https://www.bangkok101.com/.

This week we point you to an article about Chiang Mai - https://www.bangkok101.com/the-101-guide-to-chiang-mai/

The article describes several places that you should visit, how you should get around, where you should stay, restaurants where you should eat and cafes where you should have a coffee, where you should go shopping etc…

Then there is a list of things that you must see;

1)     Wat Ketkaram, built in 1428 to house a Buddha hair relic -  https://goo.gl/maps/fZEKKfEvCqD2

2)     Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – a very popular location for tourists but 1,676 metres above the city - https://goo.gl/maps/m3ThY6q39S62

3)     Wiang Kum Kam – this is Chiang Mai’s first city site and now excavated ruins - https://goo.gl/maps/MaNhXKuCaoS2

4)    Doi Mon Jam – in the heart of the Royal Project -  thairoyalprojecttour.com https://goo.gl/maps/BoQr76fpaLG2

There are a great many more places to visit in Chiang Mai but we would like you to stay with us at Kantary Hills Hotelhttps://www.kantarycollection.com/kantaryhills-chiangmai/

Photo courtesy of Instagram and mdosque           

      

Friday, July 6, 2018

10 cheap things to do in Phuket



Each week we post a link to an article we have about Phuket from the Internet http://www.phuket.com/ and  today’s post is about 10 cheap things to do in Phuket if you are on a small budget whilst you are here in Phuket - http://www.phuket.com/phuket-magazine/cheap-free-to-do-phuket.htm

“Check out our 10 cheap or free things to do in Phuket, it will give you some ideas to enjoy Phuket without breaking the purse.”



1)    Shop for souvenirs at Phuket Weekend Market – held every Saturday and Sunday in the southern part of Phuket Town, opposite Wat Nakaram (วัดนาคาราม) - https://goo.gl/maps/894b4Ha3Ss12


2)    Dine on Street Food – surprisingly delicious; not to every ones taste though.

3)    Visit Big Buddha, Temples and Shrines – please dress appropriately and enter with respect – here’s some Buddhist Wats - http://bit.ly/2uXAuPl

4)    Explore Phuket Old Town – you could try a guided tour (https://www.phuketheritagetours.com) or visit by yourself.

5)    Go snorkelling – try off the beach at Cape Panwa Hotel or take a day trip to Coral Island

6)    Visit one of the many viewpoints in Phuket – here’s a list from local blogger Jamie - http://www.jamiesphuketblog.com/2006/06/hills-and-views-in-phuket.html

7)    Get a haircut at a Local Hairdresser / Barber

8)    Shop at Supercheap – it is certainly cheap, but can become very hot inside - https://goo.gl/maps/oT76qkkrAzT2


9)    Get a Therapeutic Massage by Blind people – worth trying


10) Travel around Phuket by Songthaew