Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang January 25th 2010 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang was once the widest street in all of Bangkok. It was used by the royal family to travel from the Golden Mount temple to Sanam Luang, the royal cremation ground.
Today the street is frequented by tuk-tuks, buses, private sedans and sunburnt tourists. I decided to go for a wander to see what I could see.
First, I came to the Democracy Monument. It was built in 1939 ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Unofficial American ambassador to the street-sleepers of Kolkata, the mountain folk of Nepal, ice-cream vallas in Tamil Nadu, grizzled buskers in Wellington, taxi drivers in Jiujiang, and whoever else starts a conversation. "The best travelers do not know their destination."... full info