When friends and family come to visit us in Bangkok, we always see to it that we'd take them to King's Park. Going to a park, for me, is a lot more fun plus it's less expensive compared to going around malls and shopping centers.
Peace and quiet.. and we had loads of fun feeding the birds!
All smiles-- it's such a perfect place to get away from the bustling city!
The place is so huge we decided to rent this tram for 9 USD. This took us to a 30-minute ride around the huge park
It's such a beautiful afternoon to ride on one of these pedal boats-- err swans!
The kids and our guest, Chem enjoyed the swings. Ria also got to try the hoola-hoop
Suan Luang Rama IX Park is the largest public park in Bangkok and is located in the Bang Na area. A good distance away from any BTS or MRT station, this tranquil and peaceful park is the perfect spot for those that wish to get away from the tourists and forget that you're in a big city for a few hours.
The park was created to celebrate the 60th Birthday of His Majesty the King in 1987 and there is a museum in the park dedicated to his work.
We are experiencing heavy rains in Bangkok. This has been going on for the whole week now and as usual, we are experiencing flooding in our little street. I have not taken photos yet but just to give you a glimpse of how our street looks like when it rains heavily, I am sharing a photo taken at this time of the year last year:
I remember how we had to cross this "river" just to get to our friends' house for a special dinner. I often complain about Bangkok heat, but I guess I don't have a choice but to prefer it over this sight!
Last March our friends celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. We were invited to celebrate the occasion at the Chocolate Ville. We heard so many good things about the place-- and true enough, it was just beautiful. We went there at dusk, which was really perfect. The weather was great, the food was sumptuous and we had tons of fun!
A lighthouse!! Something I've always wanted to see in real life :)
A windmill? In Bangkok? Awesome!
At the lighthouse-- the view was spectacular at this time of the night.
Ria and Roi on an old red truck with hay
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Roi with the giant lollipops!
I have many more great photos of Chocolate Ville but I'd rather share them in my other blog. Looks like I am so back to blogging now... and I owe it to being a BPC host for this month! wink!