Sunday, January 20, 2019

Two lover shrines in Bangkok


Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 and this time it is about something quirky in Bangkok. (Original articles by Joe Cummings and Jim Algie)

The Trimurti Shrine
The Trimurti Shrine was built in 1989 and if you look carefully you can see that the statue is three different Hindu deities standing cheek by jowl on a raised platform and protected by a decorated dome. It is a popular location on Thursdays in the late evening for single women because this is the time that the deities will descend from heaven to hear their prayers.

You may have love and are looking for fertility



The Tuptim Shrine
The original shrine was originally surrounded by a plethora of wooden phalluses in all shapes and sizes and apparently, prayer here would lead to pregnancy. Today the setting has become changed and is now in the Nai Lert Park – and is less chaotic and more tasteful.

If you have all this, then we suggest you take your loved one around the corner to Cape House for something to eat. Even if you don’t we still suggest you indulge yourself and visit us here.

      

Monday, January 14, 2019

Cape + Kantary - do, eat, visit, stay - Khao Lak


Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the Cape and Kantary Properties. In every edition there is an ‘Insider Guide’ – what to do, where to eat, what to visit and where to stay.

In this edition of the magazine - page85 - our writers visited Khao Lak and stayed at Kantary Beach Hotel.

Do
- Go surfing! Waves for this are most prevalent during the months of June through to September and favour the budding beginners.

Eat
- Had dinner at The Similan Restaurant, fine dining at its finest.

Visit
- Sang Nae Canal, called ‘Little Amazon’ – and there the local animals (snakes and elephants are common) and the enormous Banyan trees to be discovered. Here is some more information

Stay
- Kantary Beach Hotel - relax in the natural surroundings with pristine beach and secluded woodland lagoons.

Photo courtesy of Instagram and khaolak_guru     

      

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

12 things to do if you are in Bangkok


Thailand has an enormous number of beautiful places to visit and is certainly an amazing place. The article we have selected today is by Taylor’s Tracks and has a list of 12 things to do if you are in Bangkok. - 

“Bangkok is the mega city in the heart of Thailand that pulls in visitors from around the world with its many tastes and sites, colourful streets and golden temples.”

Visit Soi Cowboy
A popular place for ‘eye-candy’ and more but made famous for the location where Hangover II was filmed - https://travelhappy.info/thailand/the-hangover-part-2-visit-the-thailand-locations-from-the-movie/

The Royal Elephant Museum
A historical museum about elephants – housed on the former Royal Stables, location: https://goo.gl/maps/K9nrKTXqhux



Eat a Scorpion
Well, you don’t need to – just take a photo for 10 Baht….

Visit Lumpini Park
In the heart of Bangkok and a place to escape and a whole lot more,

Please read their whole list here - https://www.taylorstracks.com/what-to-do-in-bangkok-2/- and share it on your Social Media.

If you choose to visit Bangkok consider staying with us at Cape House Hotel & ServicedApartments