English words that mean something else in Thai language

During my trips to Thailand I was surprised due the similarity between some English and Thai words. Although these words are pronounced in similar or the same manner, they have completely different meanings. English words that have a similar pronunciation in Thai language If you travel to Thailand and notice that Thai people look at Continue Reading

Wat Khun Inthapramun in Ang Thong, largest reclining Buddha in Thailand

Wat Khun Inthapramun (วัดขุนอินทประมูล) is the largest and longest reclining Buddha of Thailand. Also known as Wat Khun In Pramun, it is a Buddhist temple complex in the province of Ang Thong in central Thailand. The temple is located in the middle of rice fields, about eleven kilometers north-west of the provincial capital Ang Thong Continue Reading

Elephant Building (Chang Building), Bangkok

The Elephant Building (ตึกช้าง) or Chang Building is a unconventional skyscraper located on the intersection between Paholyothin Road and Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok. It is situated in the north of the city, in the business district of Chatuchak which is very popular for the Weekend Market. Also called The Elephant Tower, is one of the Continue Reading

Prasat Khon Buri in Nakhon Ratchasima

Prasat Khon Buri (ปรางค์ครบุรี), also known as Prang Khon Buri or Prasat Khorn Buri is a ancient Khmer temple located in Khon Buri district of Nakhon Ratchasima province in Northeastern Thailand. It’s believed that the temple was built by King Jayavarman VII of the Khmer Empire, and initially was used as hospital or Arokayasala. Prasat Continue Reading

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (พระที่นั่งอนันตสมาคม), also known as Phra Thinang Anantasamakhom, is a spectacular building in Italian neoclassical style located within the Dusit Palace premises in Bangkok. A Italian neoclassical style Palace The palace is a 49.5 m high two storey building with a impressive large dome and walls covered with paintings by Professor Continue Reading

Wat Sap Takhro in Nong Bun Mak, Nakhon Ratchasima

Wat Sap Takhro or Wat Trai Sirimongkhon วัดไตรสิริมงคล (วัดซับตะคร้อ) is a Buddhist temple located in Nong Bun Mak (formerly known as Nong Bunnak), a small rural village in Nakhon Ratchasima province. This temple has a beautiful golden ubosot and walls and a noticeable 3-storey tower outside the compound just before the entrance guarded by 4 Continue Reading

Wat Phra That Choeng Chum in Sakon Nakhon

Wat Phra That Choeng Chum (วัดพระธาตุเชิงชุมวรวิหาร) is a ancient temple located in the Northeastern province of Sakon Nakhon, very close to the Nong Han Lake. The monastery is considered a sacred place for people of the province. Since 95% of the Thai people are practitioners of Theravada Buddhism, devotees across the province flock to this Continue Reading

Wat Tha Sung, The Glass Temple in Uthai Thani

Wat Tha Sung วัดจันทราราม (วัดท่าซุง) also known as Wat Chantharam is a impressive and magnificent Buddhist temple located in the northern province of Uthai Thani. This old golden temple was built during the the Ayutthaya period, and is well known for its roof made of mirrors and crystals. Inside shiny columns and a huge golden Continue Reading