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Bangkok’s Nong Bon Water Sports Center

Nong Bon Water Sports Center - Bangkok, Thailand

John, an adventurer at heart, has always wanted to learn to sail. At least once a year, he spends a day researching sailing schools and dreaming of sailing across the ocean. Reading many books on the subject, he always seems to find the same advice: the best way to learn to sail is on a dinghy. Not as sexy as a 40′ keelboat, but very effective! Continue reading Bangkok’s Nong Bon Water Sports Center

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Bangkok’s Suan Luang Rama IX (Rama IX Park)

Rama IX Park - Bangkok, Thailand

This is our favorite park in Bangkok! It is a great place to connect with nature, spend a relaxing and educational few hours, and to regain inner-peace that life in a large city can sap away. Covering an area of 500 rai (198 acres), Suan Luang is Bangkok’s largest green space. It was built in 1987 to commemorate the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX. Continue reading Bangkok’s Suan Luang Rama IX (Rama IX Park)

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Bangkok’s Siam Park City Amusement Park

Siam Park City Amusement Park - Bangkok, Thailand

Siam Park City is a large amusement park and water park located on Seri Thai Road in the Khan Na Yao district of Bangkok. The park has many rides and roller coasters, including the spectacular Vortex, one of the world’s two largest suspended looping roller coasters. In the water park, Siam Park City has the world’s largest wave pool, certified by Guinness World Records. Continue reading Bangkok’s Siam Park City Amusement Park

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Minburi’s Kwan Riam Floating Market

Kwan Riam Floating Market - Bangkok, Thailand

Open on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Minburi’s Kwan Riam Floating Market makes for a great day trip. Located in Bangkok’s eastern suburb along the Khlong (Canal) San Saeb, this wonderful market is very laid back and has great food, petting zoos, shops, and entertainment. Opened in 2012, it caters primarily toward Thai tourists and is more upscale than many other floating markets. Continue reading Minburi’s Kwan Riam Floating Market

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Royal Bangkok Sports Club Horse Racing

Royal Bangkok Sports Club Horse Racing - Bangkok, Thailand

A great Sunday afternoon activity is to bet on the ponies at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. The track is beautiful with the cityscape in the background and the crowd energy is better than any other track we’ve been to, including Breeder’s Cups at both Santa Anita and Churchill Downs! Continue reading Royal Bangkok Sports Club Horse Racing

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Located 2-3 hours from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is famous for its role in World War II and the start of the Thai-Burma Railway that was constructed in part by Allied soldiers under forced labor by the Japanese in 1943, the Death Railroad. Continue reading Kanchanaburi, Thailand