Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand part 20

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I went to Thailand to visit my family for two months, from July and August 2017.  I did not visit home since 2006.  I was glad to see my family.  I enjoyed seeing all new development in Bangkok and loved eating authentic Thai food, especially Thai fruits.

I had a chance to visit my home town, Lopburi, where I was raised when I was young, before we moved to Bangkok.  I traveled to Ayutthaya to see the ruins of temples that were burned by Burmese soldiers, when the Burmese wanted to take over Thailand, The Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767).  Ayutthaya was one of the former capitals of Thailand before moved to, Thonburi and then Bangkok.  I also traveled to, Chiang Mai, located in the Northern part of Thailand.  Chiang Mai is the second largest and second most popular city of Thailand.

John, my husband came to Thailand in August.  He joined me traveling to different part of Thailand.  I had a good time taking videos and photographs wherever I traveled around Bangkok and other part of Thailand.  I hope the viewers of my website will enjoy the photographs that I present in these projects.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

 Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand

“Ratchada is overwhelmingly modern but with a less built-up, more out of town feel than, say, Sukhumvit. Distinctive landmarks along Ratchadaphisek Road include the well-known Thailand Cultural Centre, local nightclubs and pubs, as well as department stores and value-for-money hotels. Located just to the north of the downtown metropolitan area, it runs parallel to Viphavadi Rangsit Road to the east, stretching northwards all the way from the end of Asok Road (Sukumvit Soi 21) to Lad Phrao Road. In recent years it’s gained something of a reputation for being an affordable nightlife spot – although this is more among locals than the expat or holiday crowd. It is extremely well-served by the MRT underground.”

For more information please visit the following link:

https://www.bangkok.com/ratchadapisek/#

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

The subway (MRT) follows Ratchadaphisek Road, making it safe and easy to connect between shops, restaurants and hotels. The two major cultural attractions in the area are Siam Niramit and Thailand Cultural Center. These are great venues for first-time visitors to learn about Thai traditions and art, and the presentation includes enough excitement and special effects to interest children.

Hotels in Ratchadaphisek are large and especially popular with Chinese and Japanese tourists. Prices are affordable in Ratchadaphisek, and since guests have access to the subway they can easily connect to the Grand Palace or the Sukhumvit area easily.

For more information please visit the following link:

https://www.agoda.com/ratchadaphisek/maps/bangkok-th.html?cid=-218

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand

“Ratchadapisek is situated to the north of metropolitan area. Ratchadapisek Road runs parallel to Viphavadi Rangsit Road from Lad Prao to Sukumvit’s Soi Asoke 21. Ratchadapisek is within the area of the Thai Cultural Center, several leading department stores, and a wide selection of entertainment venues. Transportation access into and out of Bangkok from here is easy and there are good connections to the eastern seaboard. From 6:00 PM onwards, along Silom Road are numerous street bazaars selling everything from cloths, to watches and souvenirs. To complete your entertainment options, there’s a good choice of pubs and restaurants and Patpong is just around the corner. The Chatuchak weekend market is one Bangkok’s most famous markets. It is popular with locals and visitors alike, looking for a bargain from everything such as discount clothes and souvenirs, to ornate Thai handcrafts.”

For more information please visit the following link:

https://www.bangkok.com/ratchadapisek/#

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Ratchadaphisek is north of Sukhumvit and is a busy commercial and entertainment district. Accommodation on Ratchadaphisek Road has great access to restaurants, malls and nightclubs. Lots of students, young Bangkok office workers and expat teachers call this part of the city home.

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
The subway (MRT) follows Ratchadaphisek Road, making it safe and easy to connect between shops, restaurants and hotels. The two major cultural attractions in the area are Siam Niramit and Thailand Cultural Center. These are great venues for first-time visitors to learn about Thai traditions and art, and the presentation includes enough excitement and special effects to interest children.

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

 Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Ratchadaphisek is north of Sukhumvit and is a busy commercial and entertainment district. Accommodation on Ratchadaphisek Road has great access to restaurants, malls and nightclubs. Lots of students, young Bangkok office workers and expat teachers call this part of the city home.

For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.agoda.com/ratchadaphisek/maps/bangkok-th.html?cid=-218

 

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Ratchadaphisek Road is a major road in Bangkok, Thailand. Conceived in 1971 and opened in 1976, it connects earlier portions including Asok Montri, Wong Sawang and Charan Sanitwong Roads to form the city’s inner ring road system. Name of road come from the celebration 25th year of a monarch’s reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Ratchadaphisek Road crosses major traffic arteries such as Sukhumvit Road and Sirat Expressway.

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Ratchadaphisek Road is a major road in Bangkok, Thailand. Conceived in 1971 and opened in 1976, it connects earlier portions including Asok Montri, Wong Sawang and Charan Sanitwong Roads to form the city’s inner ring road system. Name of road come from the celebration 25th year of a monarch’s reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Ratchadaphisek Road crosses major traffic arteries such as Sukhumvit Road and Sirat Expressway.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratchadaphisek_Road

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
“By public transit: Since 2004, Ratchadaphisek has been completely served by the MRT metro system. The line exactly follows Ratchadaphisek Road with plenty of stops on it. If you are coming from Silom, Sukhumvit, Siam Square or Yaowarat and Phahurat, the metro is definitely the most convenient way to get in. The stations are, from south to north, Phetchaburi, Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Centre, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan and Ratchadaphisek. The metro ride from Sukhumvit station takes about five to ten minutes, while the ride from Si Lom station takes about ten to fifteen minutes. Trains leave every five to ten minutes for a fare of about 16 to 41 baht.”

For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

 Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
By boat: Ratchadaphisek is not easy to reach by boat, but the Saen Saep Express Boat service does have some stops at the south side of the district. It generally is the fastest way to get into Ratchadaphisek if coming from Rattanakosin, Khao San Road or Dusit. A single trip from Rattanakosin to the district takes about 30 minutes (including a transfer at Pratunam pier) and costs around 8 to 20 baht. The most important pier is Asoke-Petchaburi, which is at walking distance of Ratchadaphisek Road. From there it is possible to transfer to the metro at nearby Phetchaburi MRT station. If you’re heading for Royal City Avenue (RCA), you can get out at Wat Mai Chonglom pier. Other piers that border the district are Prasanmit, Italthai, Soi Thonglor and Charn Issara. All of these piers are served by the NIDA Line, which starts at Pratunam pier and runs all the way northeast to Ramkhamhaeng. 

For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

 

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
By bus: There are about 20 bus lines covering Ratchadaphisek Road. Ordinary and air-conditioned bus 136 starts at the Khlong Toei Market (near Sukhumvit) and then follows the MRT northwards, along the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Asoke Road and Ratchadaphisek Road. It passes Sutthisan, Lat Phrao and Phahon Yothin MRT stations before heading for Chatuchak Weekend Market and the Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit). Ordinary and air-conditioned bus 206 also runs from Asoke Road north, along Ratchadaphisek Road to the intersection with Phahonyothin Road. Ordinary and air-conditioned bus 514 traverses Silom Road and drives along Ratchadamri Road, Ratchaprarop Road, Victory Monument and Din Daeng Road to the intersection with Asoke Road, where it heads north along Ratchadaphisek Road to the intersection with Lat Phrao Road. 

For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

 

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
By taxi: You can also pull over a taxi — it’s okay to say Ratchada (“RAHT-cha-dah” ?????), as everybody abbreviates it. Taxis are a comfortable way of getting around Ratchadaphisek, especially if you have to be in one of its sois, which can be complicated to navigate in. A ride from Sukhumvit should not cost you more than 115 baht, while a ride from Silom should not cost you more than 150 baht. The Expressway is another option, which will be an additional 50 baht, but cuts significant time from the transit in some cases. 

For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

Street Art on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 22,2017
Thai Life Permanent Exhibition Hall , Thailand Cultural Centre, Walthana Tham Rd (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre), ? +66 2 247-0028, [1]. M-F 09:30-16:30. This venue displays the history of the Thai people and the different aspects of Thai culture, as developed from pre-historic times up to the present day. It mostly focuses on the struggle the Thai people have overcome throughout history to stay independent. The exhibition is divided into five topics covering the history of Thai culture, important archaeological sites in Thailand, world civilization, the origins of the Thais, and Thai language and literature. The information is told in a presentation using computer generated imagery, photography, slide-presentations and even puppets. Free.

For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

 

“Cultural performances: The area around Thailand Cultural Centre is the place to go for cultural performances. Siam Niramit is one of the best traditional Thai shows in Bangkok.

Golden Dome Cabaret, 252/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 18 (MRT Sutthisan, then a short taxi-ride), ? +66 2 692-8202(-5). Showtime 17:00, 19:00 and 22:00 daily. Another one of Bangkok’s typical ladyboy shows. Three shows are given every evening.

Siam Niramit, 19 Tiamruammit Rd (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre, it is diagonally across from the Thailand Cultural Centre), ? +66 2 649-9222, [7]. Showtime 20:00 daily. This is a state-of-the-art cultural performances centre, which uses modern technology integrated with old fashioned drama to depict the history of each region of Thailand. The story also includes depictions of hells, the forest of Himmaphan, heavens and lands beyond imagination from Thai literature, all of which are influenced by Thai common beliefs. There is also a spectacular performance of Thailand’s arts and cultural heritage. The show is staged by more than 150 performers. 1,500 baht.”

 For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

Cultural performances: Thailand Cultural Centre, Walthana Tham Rd (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre), ? +66 2 247-0028, [8]. The Thailand Cultural Centre is a fully integrated venue for social education and cultural activities. There aren’t many foreigners in this area, so most of the shows are aimed at local visitors. It is a world-class centre that has room for more than 2,000 visitors. There’s always something on, most of the time (inter)national symphony orchestra performances, but most foreigners come over to see a traditional Thai cultural show. You might want to call in first and find out about the current programme before heading out.

For more information please visit the following link:

https://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok/Ratchadaphisek

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Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand part 7

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I went to Thailand to visit my family for two months, from July and August 2017.  I did not visit home since 2006.  I was glad to see my family.  I enjoyed seeing all new development in Bangkok and loved eating authentic Thai food, especially Thai fruits.

I had a chance to visit my home town, Lopburi, where I was raised when I was young, before we moved to Bangkok.  I traveled to Ayutthaya to see the ruins of temples that were burned by Burmese soldiers, when the Burmese wanted to take over Thailand, The Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767).  Ayutthaya was one of the former capitals of Thailand before moved to, Thonburi and then Bangkok.  I also traveled to, Chiang Mai, located in the Northern part of Thailand.  Chiang Mai is the second largest and second most popular city of Thailand.

John, my husband came to Thailand in August.  He joined me traveling to different part of Thailand.  I had a good time taking videos and photographs wherever I traveled around Bangkok and other part of Thailand.  I hope the viewers of my website will enjoy the photographs that I present in these projects.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s covered page catalog of his Exhibition
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand

Mr. Chamni Koedpiam had his exhibition at The National Gallery, Chao Fa Road, Bangkok, September 4 – 29, 2016. 9:00 am – 16:00 pm (Close on Monday, Tuesday and Special Holidays).
Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s personal comments:
“If anybody asked me about the result of this artwork in the exhibition, I can answer clearly that “It is a record of memory. It is an impression of my fond memory and the influence from difference places that I had visited.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s Painting in the Exhibition
Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s personal comments:
“There are many ways that artists have expressed their memories, which depend on their personal preference. The expression can be in the form of sketch, line drawing, printing and water colors of artwork. I have expressed my true personal feelings in different forms of styles and mediums. If anyone who views my artwork, even though some might not have any knowledge about art would be able to understand what I have convey.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s Wood Craving artwork in the Exhibition
Mr. Chamni Koedpiam had his exhibition at The National Gallery, Chao Fa Road, Bangkok, September 4 – 29, 2016. 9:00 am – 16:00 pm (Close on Monday, Tuesday and Special Holidays).
Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s personal comments
“Art is my personal love and I always express my inner feelings in the form of artwork wherever or whenever I travel aboard. I prefer using water color as a foundation or for a short period of time I would use line drawing with pen.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s Painted on ceramic in the Exhibition
Mr. Chamni Koedpiam’s personal comments
“I would like to dedicate my artwork to Buddha, my parents who gave me birth and cared for me and my teachers who gave me knowledge. All have taught me to always see the beauty of the world. Thanks to everyone at the National Gallery who made my exhibition possible and successful.”
Mr. Chamni Koedpiam graduated from Silpakorn Fine Art University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1973.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam

Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

On Sunday, July 16, 2017 I met a Thai artist, Mr. Chamni Koedpiam at Chatuchak Market, a large weekend market in Bangkok. Mr. Chamni Koedpiam was working on his drawing in front of his brother’s Japanese Crepe Shop.

For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam

I asked Mr. Chamni Koedpiam “Can I take your pictures?” He said O.K. Before I left I asked him if he had a business card. He said he has a catalog of his exhibition.

For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam

Mr. Chamni Koedpiam had his exhibition at The National Gallery, Chao Fa Road, Bangkok, September 4 – 29, 2016. 9:00 am – 16:00 pm (Close on Monday, Tuesday and Special Holidays).

For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Thai Artist Mr. Chamni Koedpiam
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Mr. Chamni Koedpiam is an established artist and well known among Thai artists. He works on a variety of mediums and styles. His work is Si-mi-Abstract. He also works on wood craving and Painted on ceramic.

For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

John called out, “Ing! Come see this artist’s work. You are going like what you see. He is working from a very small picture of Gandhi. He is very good.”

When John mentioned Gandhi, I immediately paid attention because I was very interested to see the work. His name is Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra. We met him at his studio, called, “Rich Art Studio”, 245B Basement Nightbazaar, Changklan Road, Chiang Mai. I talked to him about my Peace Project. I belief in the, “Nonviolent”, philosophy of Gandhi, which I advocate in my project.

Tita Gallery is located in Mae Rim District, where the tourists can stop on the way to Mae Sa Elephant Camp, or the trip to the North of Chiang Mai. Although it is a popular coffee spot, the gallery is also known for its range of art from the traditional to the contemporary, as well as its support of local artists. Recently Tita Gallery has featured work by renowned watercolor and magazine illustrators Khun Manoth Kitticheewan and Khun Narongyot.
68 Mu 6, Rimtai,Maerim, Chiang Mai, Thailand +66 53 297 811
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Documentary Arts Asia seeks to encourage and support emerging Asian photographers, documentary artists, and filmmakers. In turn, the gallery aims to give the Thai and visiting international public more exposure to this burgeoning art form, which has some real stories to tell. Past exhibitions have included works featuring Thailand’s Buddhist monks, a photographic spotlight on the contrasts between North and South Korea, and a multicultural project entitled, I AM BANGKOK by Lilian Suwanrumpha.
2/7 Wualai Road, Soi 3, Chiang Mai, Thailand,+66 81 387 470
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

La Luna Gallery: Since 2004, La Luna Gallery has showcased the work of a number of talented emerging artists from Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Although some of those who have exhibited here are well-known, most are up-and-coming experimental artists such as Trinh Truan from Vietnam, who has since gone on to exhibit in New York. Within its multi-floor 400 meter square venue are displays of paintings, photos, prints, sculptures, and design products. A unique cooperation with the Elephant Parade makes La Luna Gallery the sole seller in Thailand of the miniature elephants created by Thai and European artists. La Luna Gallery also cooperates with interior designers and offers special deals to developers.
190 Charoenraj Rd. T.Watgate, A.Muang, Chiang Mai, +05 33 06 678
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

H Gallery Chiang Mai: Alongside its larger sister gallery in Bangkok, H Gallery is one of Thailand’s leading venues for emerging regional and international art. Established in 2002, the gallery began with a focus on emerging Asian artists and has since established a program of exhibitions and installations that aim to generate critical and artistic dialogue on contemporary art practices for a global audience. The gallery’s Project H Space is now in its third year, and functions as a platform to exhibit more experimental artists. H Gallery Chiang Mai has seen notable artists and events, such as the 2012 Mit Jai Inn exhibit, which received critical acclaim.
H Gallery Chiang Mai, Tiger Kingdom, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, +66 (0) 85 021 5508
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

John called out, “Ing! Come see this artist’s work. You are going like what you see. He is working from a very small picture of Gandhi. He is very good.”

When John mentioned Gandhi, I immediately paid attention because I was very interested to see the work. His name is Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra. We met him at his studio, called, “Rich Art Studio”, 245B Basement Nightbazaar, Changklan Road, Chiang Mai. I talked to him about my Peace Project. I belief in the, “Nonviolent”, philosophy of Gandhi, which I advocate in my project.

I went back to visit Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra again a few days later. He has almost completed Gandhi’s drawing. I enjoyed seeing his drawing.

Suvannabhumi is one of the only galleries to focus almost exclusively on Burmese artists. The space provides a retrospective look at Burmese artists and their work in a variety of mediums, ranging from oil on canvas to sculptures. The gallery hopes that these types of art exhibitions will help visitors to experience the rich culture of Burma and celebrate it as a center of exquisite art and architecture.
116, Chareonrat Road,T. Watgate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai,+66 81 031 5309
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Galerie Panisa: Nestled in the heart of Chiang Mai, Galerie Panisa is a privately owned enterprise founded in 2002 by the Chindasilpa family, who collectively share a passion for art and furthering the reputation of artists in the Chiang Mai and Northern areas of Thailand. The gallery organizes around five or six exhibitions each year for collectors and art lovers alike to enjoy. All those who volunteer their time at the Gallery are fine artists from the area and therefore can provide visitors with insider knowledge, as well as curating exciting and imaginative exhibitions. Recently the gallery hosted the works of Missamai Prutamang, who explored the lives of Northern Thailand’s hill tribes. His exhibition showed how even these remote tribes are integrating more and more with modern culture.

Ne’na Contemporary Art Space: Ne’na takes a wholly collaborative, international approach to its exhibitions and activities. Founded in 1998 by a group of Thai and Swedish artists, the space consists of several buildings in the traditional Lanna style, in which artists-in-residence live and work together. The cooperative vibe extends to the local arts community, who often work with the international residents on creative projects. Many of the works produced by Ne’na artists are large scale and site specific, like Royce Ng and Daisy Bisenieks Hanging Altar (2009), an installation that recreated the entire cultural center out of natural materials and hanging plants. Although located a mere 2km from Chiang Mai city, Ne’na feels more like a tranquil haven in which to appreciate art inspired by the landscape of Northern Thailand.
Monfai Cultural Center, Living Museum 6 soi7 khor, Sukasem Road, T. Partan, A.Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 89 266 6547
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

H Q Gallery: Within the picturesque city of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, there are an estimated 1,500 practicing art students and a further 1,000 independent artists, drawn to this magical area by its natural beauty and light, not to mention its fine arts departments within Chiang Mai University and five colleges of tertiary education.

Many of these young artists continue to pursue a career as professionals, some becoming famous in the process. Our job at HQ Art Gallery is to try to pick out those with the greatest talents, while their names are still relatively unknown and their works can be sold at realistic prices. What we offer to you is great value for money and by buying these paintings you are also helping young artists to fund their continuing studies and start their careers.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.hqartgallery.com/artists.html

Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

John called out, “Ing! Come see this artist’s work. You are going like what you see. He is working from a very small picture of Gandhi. He is very good.”

When John mentioned Gandhi, I immediately paid attention because I was very interested to see the work. His name is Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra. We met him at his studio, called, “Rich Art Studio”, 245B Basement Nightbazaar, Changklan Road, Chiang Mai. I talked to him about my Peace Project. I belief in the, “Nonviolent”, philosophy of Gandhi, which I advocate in my project.

I went back to visit Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra again a few days later. He has almost completed Gandhi’s drawing. I enjoyed seeing his drawing.

Michael Good’s Comments on Gandhi

Michael Good: Wonderful.Tears of Joy,remembering t’was in reading his autobiography then the film touching me with such deep feeling,that brought me into my own journey.And now,experiencing the sadness of the upsurge of conflict resulting in so much violence 70yrs since partition as I watch TV portrayal, discussion with those of families who witnessed the horrific times managing to survive.Joy & sadness,but I think helping me to ground myself to move on spiritually better so.I’d love a picture of ‘Gandhiji’!

Street Art, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Discovering Chiang Mai’s Amazing Street Art
by Kian & Sri | May 1, 2016 | Chiang Mai
Street Art in Chiang Mai or generally in Thailand is not automatically illegal as many walls are filled with religious signs and symbols of prosperity. Locals, on the contrary, have different opinions: while some welcome street art as a form of creativity, others will tell you that it has no connection to their culture and simply consider it vandalism.
One thing for sure: street art is the reflection of an artist’s imagination. It offers a way to connect with people in a different way, to get publicly noticed and to put a lasting stamp in an unexpected place. On top, it makes old plain walls more interesting and attractive.

For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.how2travelsmart.com/discovering-chiang-mais-amazing-street-art/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

We were lucky to meet Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 245 B, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chiangklan Road, Chiang Mai.

He was busy explaining to his customer about the writing on his artwork.
Chiang Mai’s Top 10 Contemporary Art Galleries

A. J. Samuels
Nestled in Northern Thailand, 700km away from the bustling tourist mecca of Bangkok, Chiang Mai has positioned itself as the cultural capital of Thailand, with many tech start-ups, digital designers, and artists forming a creative hub in the city. With numerous creatives taking up residence here, Chiang Mai has become an extremely artistically and visually rich city to visit. Explore the city’s top ten galleries with our guide.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai. He did the portrait from a photo given to him by customers.

Sangdee Art Gallery
Meaning ‘good light’ in Thai, the not-for-profit Sangdee Gallery has set itself the task of promoting not only local but also national and international artistic talent. The space has previously showcased the work of Royal Academy alumnus Chris Bredon, who made a study of Aung San Suu Kyi during her house arrest in Rangoon and has also painted canvases inspired by his travels across Madagascar and the African Continent. Sangdee Gallery also has a lively café attached to it and plays host to open mic nights, as well as live musical performances from emerging local talent.
5 Sirimankalajarn Rd, Soi 5 Amphur Muang Tambol Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 894 955
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng talked to his customers. One of his artwork was displayed between them.

Gongdee Gallery
With one of the largest artistic spaces in Chiang Mai, Gongdee Gallery is a veritable incubator of local creative talent. Established in 1989, the gallery set out to showcase some of the finest wooden creations of the Chiang Mai area, blending both Oriental and Western styles of contemporary art. Home to dramatic sculptures such as large Buddhas and altars painted by local artist Baniya, some of the works include home interiors, soft furnishings, and tapestries.
12 Soi 1 Nimmanhaemin Rd., A.Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 225 032
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng waved good bye to his customers.
Matoom Art Space

Showcasing the work of local artist Chumpol Taksapornchai, the Matoom Art Space, which was established in 2014, promotes Thai and Southeast Asian contemporary art. Including work in a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor on handmade bamboo papers, Taksaponchai’s versatile artwork exudes a peaceful aura and allows those who come to view it to take a moment to relax and reflect.
136/4 Ratchapakinai Rd., T.Prasign A.Muang, Mueang Chiang Mai, +66 89 998 8055
For more information please visit the following link:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/chiang-mai-s-top-10-contemporary-art-galleries/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

We were lucky to meet Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 245 B, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chiangklan Road, Chiang Mai.

I went back to visit Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng again. At the same time, I visited Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra. He was working on a commissioned portrait of a lovely couple. We talked about artwork and his philosophy that he practices to keep him peaceful and free.

A Tale of Two Homes Tales of Navin
Commemorative Exhibitions to mark the 20th anniversary of Navin Production

Launch: May 1-2, 2015

To commemorate 20-years since the founding of Navin Production, artist Navin Rawanchaikul together with collector Dr. Disaphol Chansiri have organised a special collaborative art event at three-venues around the artist’s hometown of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.navinproduction.com/new-list.php?action=4

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng’s Drawing, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng was working on a commissioned portrait of a lovely couple. We talked about artwork and his philosophy that he practices to keep him peaceful and free.

Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space: We are an artist-run residency program in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. The program gives artists the opportunity to develop and expand their work and engage in intercultural exchange amidst a supportive network of local and international artists.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.nena-artspace.com/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng’s Painting, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space, Artist Projects: AIRs art exhibition by Jeannette Castioni
Art exhibition by our current ( April ) artists-in-residence: Jeannette Castioni, Italy based in Iceland and Rosario Vásquez Mira, Chilli.
Jeannette Castioni: My art-practice is often stimulate throughout workshops and seminars as instruments to engage with people as well as localities, to become acquainted about site-specific issues helping me to generate portrays of local peculiarities. My projects and analyses are often triggered by collective behaviours and ideologies, where people skills and projections are becoming part of their practice in the ordinary, and where subject strives for agencies. The organization of small communities alongside subject definitions are main platforms of enquiries; where main analysis try to unfold how subjects are playing different values and projections inside the social realm. I believe the way people activate potentialities be a necessary chore in the everyday, where re-enactment of forces entrenched in the urge of life as motivational forces, create frictions otherwise absent.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.nena-artspace.com/projects/

Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng and his paints, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

We were lucky to meet Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng, Thai Artist in Chiang Mai on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 245 B, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chiangklan Road, Chiang Mai.

I went back to visit Mr. Kittidet Wongmueng again. At the same time, I visited Mr. Phaiboon Bannasatra. He was working on a commissioned portrait of a lovely couple. We talked about artwork and his philosophy that he practices to keep him peaceful and free.

Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space, Artist Projects: AIRs art exhibition by Rosario Vásquez Mira, Chilli
Rosario Vasquez Mira, Chilean Artist: “The Central Market Project”
“The Central Market Project” intends to show the vivacious and colourful activity that takes place at Chiang Mai’s Central Market. From early hours in the morning the movement starts and the merchandise is out. Corn, t-shirts , frogs, mangos and snails join the crowds of people buying, selling, chopping and cooking. The smells, the noises and colors fill the cluttered space. These watercolor paintings express the movement through the colors and bring out the emotion in the middle of the ordinary. They shift your focus to a renewed point of view.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.nena-artspace.com/projects/

Street Art, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

If Walls Could Talk by Vincent Millet
Chiang Mai is awash with art, but many people probably don’t notice the growing number of tagged walls, painted concrete, graffiti style advertising, anonymous stickers, spray painted stencils and mysterious signals dotted around town. Unlike in some parts of the world, street art hasn’t been as prolific here, and has therefore stayed for the most part under the public radar. While you may occasionally glance, peripherally as you whiz past on your motorbike, a few dilapidated walls, some abandoned buildings or a construction site or two marked by artistic expression, they probably don’t cause much more than a “huh” or a second glance. Yes, life is hectic, and often the little things go unnoticed, but take a moment and pay attention! There is a whole creative universe alive in our city streets.
A fringe culture that stakes claim on public spaces and continues to evolve by generating innovative new forms, graffiti is a movement which has evolved so much in terms of expression and style that it is now generally termed “street art”.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citylife-articles/if-walls-could-talk/

Street Art, Chiang Mai, Thailand
If Walls Could Talk by Vincent Millet
In Thailand, this movement likely emerged about a decade ago, led by artists and writers such as Kobby, Yuree Kensaku, Floyd Floyds, and Mamafaka, whose moustachioed hairy monster character, Mr. Hellyeah, brought him acclaim throughout the wider world of art and design. Tragically, Mamafaka drowned in Phuket this past September, shocking not only his fellow street artists but the graphic design communities in Thailand as well. This inspired the artists to create stunning memorials for him which can be seen in Chiang Mai today.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citylife-articles/if-walls-could-talk/

Street Art, Chiang Mai, Thailand
If Walls Could Talk by Vincent Millet
The local street art community is both tight-knit and welcoming, unafraid to break with tradition and traverse cultural boundaries. One Chiang Mai based street artist, Orange, is a 28-year-old female. New to the street art circle, she has managed to pave her way in this male-dominated universe. “There are three girls in Chiang Mai who graffiti and more than 20 guys,” she tells me. “But negative comments about women doing street art are mainly from outsider men who remain in the Palaeolithic age and who still think that a woman is only good to stay at home to care for children.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citylife-articles/if-walls-could-talk/

Street Art, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

If Walls Could Talk by Vincent Millet
Having graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University, art in its broader sense is not unknown to Orange. So why choose graffiti to express herself? “I’m not just a graffiti artist,” she says. “I’m a painter first and foremost. But graffiti essentially allows me to express myself in a free way. I paint what I like and share my work with as many people as possible. This outreach is not always obvious at a traditional exhibition where rules are more restrictive. I also don’t do the same thing in the gallery that I do in the street. I completely separate these two worlds.”
Orange is a lone wolf in the Chiang Mai graffiti world. She does not belong to a crew and she has no desire to join one: “I’m addicted to my freedom and the idea of belonging to a crew and being held accountable… no thanks! I want to continue to express myself as I see fit.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citylife-articles/if-walls-could-talk/

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Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand part 6

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I went to Thailand to visit my family for two months, from July and August 2017.  I did not visit home since 2006.  I was glad to see my family.  I enjoyed seeing all new development in Bangkok and loved eating authentic Thai food, especially Thai fruits.

I had a chance to visit my home town, Lopburi, where I was raised when I was young, before we moved to Bangkok.  I traveled to Ayutthaya to see the ruins of temples that were burned by Burmese soldiers, when the Burmese wanted to take over Thailand, The Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767).  Ayutthaya was one of the former capitals of Thailand before moved to, Thonburi and then Bangkok.  I also traveled to, Chiang Mai, located in the Northern part of Thailand.  Chiang Mai is the second largest and second most popular city of Thailand.

John, my husband came to Thailand in August.  He joined me traveling to different part of Thailand.  I had a good time taking videos and photographs wherever I traveled around Bangkok and other part of Thailand.  I hope the viewers of my website will enjoy the photographs that I present in these projects.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Suvarnabhumi is the twentieth busiest airport in the world, ninth busiest airport in Asia, and the busiest in the country, having handled 53 million passengers in 2012,[6] and is also a major air cargo hub, with a total of 95 airlines. On social networks, Suvarnabhumi was the world’s most popular site for taking Instagram photographs in 2012.[7]
The airport inherited the airport code, BKK, from Don Mueang after the older airport ceased international commercial flights. The modern Motorway 7 connects the airport, Bangkok, and the heavily industrial eastern seaboard of Thailand, where most export manufacturing takes place.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport
The airport is on what had formerly been known as Nong Nguhao (Cobra Swamp) in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of downtown Bangkok. The terminal building was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy / Jahn Architects. It was constructed primarily by ITO JV. The airport has the world’s tallest free-standing control tower (132.2 metres or 434 feet), and the world’s fourth largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres or 6,060,000 square feet).
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006.[5]
The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Thai Smile Airways, and Bangkok Airways. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Suvarnabhumi Airport (RTGS: Suwannaphum; [sù.w?n.ná.p???m] ( listen)[2]) (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport.[3][4] Suvarnabhumi covers an area of 3,240 hectares (8,000 acres), making it one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia and a regional hub for aviation.”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Full tests of the airport took place on 3 and 29 July 2006. Six airline—Thai Airways International, Nok Air, Thai Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, PBair, and One-Two-GO—used the airport as a base for twenty domestic flights.[10][11] The first international test flights were conducted on 1 September 2006. Two Thai Airways aircraft, a Boeing 747-400 and an Airbus A300-600, simultaneously departed the airport at 09:19 to Singapore and Hong Kong. At 15:50 the same aircraft flew back and made simultaneous touchdowns on runways 19L and 19R. These test flights demonstrated the readiness of the airport to handle traffic.[citation needed]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Early construction, airport tests, and official opening
The airport was due to open in late 2005, but a series of budget overruns, construction flaws, and allegations of corruption plagued the project.
A further delay was caused by the discovery that the airport had been built over an old graveyard. Superstitious construction workers claimed to have seen ghosts there. On 23 September 2005, the Thai airports authority held a ceremony where 99 Buddhist monks chanted to appease the spirits.[9]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Land purchase, early construction: The need for the new airport was recognized in 1973 when 8,000 acres of land was purchased 40 kilometres east of Bangkok. The site, known as Cobra Swamp, was drained and named Suvarnabhumi, meaning “realm of gold”. On 14 October 1973, student-led protests led to the overthrow of the military government of Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn and the project was shelved.
After a series of ups and downs, the “New Bangkok International Airport” company (NBIA) was formed in 1996. Due to political and economic instabilities, notably the Asian financial crisis of 1997, construction did not begin until six years later in January 2002 by the government of Thaksin Shinawatra.”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“The name Suvarnabhumi is Sanskrit for “Land of Gold” (Devanagari, IAST: Svar?abh?mi; Svar?a is “Gold”, Bh?mi is “Land”; literally “Golden Land”). The name was chosen by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and refers to the Hindu-Buddhist golden kingdom, theorised to have been located to the east of the Ganges, possibly somewhere in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, government proclamations and national museums insist that Suvarnabhumi was somewhere in the coast of central plain, near the ancient city of U Thong, which might be the origin of the Indianised Dvaravati culture.[8] Although the claims have not been substantiated by any historical records, the Thai government”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Months after its opening, issues of congestion, construction quality, signage, provision of facilities, and soil subsidence continued to plague the project, prompting calls to reopen Don Mueang to allow for repairs to be made.[18] Expert opinions varied widely on the extent of Suvarnabhumi’s problems as well as their root cause. Most airlines stated that damage to the airport was minimal.[19][20] Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont reopened Don Mueang for domestic flights on a voluntary basis on 16 February 2007, with 71 weekly flights moved back initially, but no international flights.[21]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok Internati
onal Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Initial difficulties: Difficulties were reported in the first few days of the airport’s operation. On the first day alone, sluggish luggage handling was common—the first passenger arrival by Aerosvit took an hour for the luggage to start coming out, and some flights did not have their luggage coming out even after four hours. Flights were delayed (Thai Airways claimed that 17 of 19 flights were delayed that day), and there were failures with the check-in system.[15][16] Subsequent problems included the failure of the cargo computer system, and the departure boards displaying the wrong information, resulting in confused passengers (especially as unlike Don Mueang, there were no “final calls” issued).[17]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport
“On 15 September 2006, the airport started limited daily operations with Jetstar Asia Airways operating three Singapore to Bangkok flights. Bangkok Airways moved to the airport on 21 September. AirAsia and Thai AirAsia followed on 25 September and on 26 September Nok Air moved to Suvarnabhumi Airport. During this initial phase, as well as in the previous tests, the airport used the temporary IATA code NBK.[citation needed]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Plans to re-open Don Mueang for domestic flights: In January 2007, Thai Airways announced a plan to move some of its domestic operations back to Don Mueang International Airport due to overcrowding. Three days later, the Ministry of Transport recommended temporarily reopening Don Mueang while repair work on the runways at Suvarnabhumi proceeded. At that time, Thai Airways said it would shift most of its domestic flights back to Don Mueang while keeping flights with high international passenger connections such as Chiang Mai and Phuket at Suvarnabhumi. On 28 March 2009, Thai Airways discontinued all domestic flights from Don Mueang. Bangkok Airways and One-Two-GO had similar plans, but Bangkok Airways remained at Suvarnabhumi. Thai AirAsia said it would not move unless it could shift both its international and domestic operations, prompting them to stay at Suvarnabhumi for the time being. Nok Air and PBair were undecided, but Nok Air later relocated all flights to Don Mueang, where they operate today.[26][27] As of January 2010, only Nok Air and One-Two-Go operated domestic flights from Don Mueang Airport. PBair have ceased operations altogether. One-Two-Go was integrated into Orient Thai Airlines in July 2010, but continues to operate from Don Mueang Airport. As of 1 October 2012 Air Asia has moved all of its Bangkok operations to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).[28]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
A depiction of the Samudra manthan at the airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“As of early-2016 tarmac problems persist at Suvarnabhumi. Soft spots on the tarmac, taxiways, and apron area have not been permanently fixed. Aircraft get stuck on the soft surfaces that are the result of sub-standard materials. “The constant resurfacing of the tarmac, taxiways and apron area with asphalt is an unacceptable patchwork solution. We literally need a “concrete” solution,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO.[25]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport
“On 27 January 2007, the Department of Civil Aviation declined to renew the airport’s safety certificate, which had expired the previous day. The ICAO requires that international airports hold aerodrome safety certificates, but Suvarnabhumi continued to operate because the ICAO requirement had yet to be adopted as part of Thai law.[24]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Artwork at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Suvarnabhumi Airport
“Capacity and safety issues: Tarmac problems: In January 2007, ruts were discovered in the runways at Suvarnabhumi.[22] The east runway was scheduled to close for repairs. Expert opinions varied as to the cause of the ruts.[19] Airport authorities and airline representatives maintained that the airport was still safe and resisted suggestions that the airport should be completely closed and all flights moved back to Don Mueang.[23]”

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Welcome To My Beloved Country, Thailand
Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
“Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. The 35-acre (68-rai) area of Chatuchak is home to more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer. Veteran shoppers would agree that just about everything is on sale here, although not all at the best bargain rates.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm

“Taking any Ivory Products in or out of Thailand is Illegal”
Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand

“Trade in illegal wildlife (Wikipedia)
Studies have shown that the Chatuchuk Market is a centre for trade in illegal wildlife.[5][6]
In a survey conducted on 28–29 March 2015, researchers counted 1,271 birds of 117 species for sale in 45 shops or stalls. Of the total, nine species were listed as “Threatened” on the IUCN Red List and eight species as “Near Threatened”.[5]:24-29[7]
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts; Comments
Ivory Products are ban in Thailand. Thai Government ban all the illegal trade of wildlife but there are some groups of people still find the way to do this illegal trade. On the other hand, if there are no customers then illegal trade of all kinds will not survive. Such as the illegal drugs trade, it can continue to operate because there are drug addicts buying from the dealers. It is important that governments, families and societies of all countries are vigilant and put time and finances to educate citizens about all illegal business.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

 Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Artists’ shop

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Market sections
• Clothing and accessories (sections 2–6, 10–26)
• Handicrafts (sections 8–11)
• Ceramics (sections 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25)
• Furniture and home decor (sections 1,3,4,7,8)
• Food and beverage (sections 2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 26, 27)
• Plants and gardening (sections 3, 4)
• Art and galleries (section 7)
• Pets and accessories (sections 8, 9, 11, 13)
• Books (sections 1, 27)
• Antiques and collectibles (sections 1, 26)
• Miscellaneous and used clothing (sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, 25, 26)[2]

For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand
“The Chatuchak (or Jatujak; Thai: ) Weekend Market, on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, is the largest market in Thailand.[1] Also known as JJ Market, it has more than 8,000 stalls, divided into 27 sections. Chatuchak Market sells nine kinds of goods: plants, antiques, pets, food and drinks, fresh and dry food, ceramics, furniture and home decor, clothing, and books.[2]”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand

“History
Chatuchak Market has been open since 1942.[3] In 1948, when Prime Minister Jompol Por Pibulsongkraam had a policy in which every province was required to have their own market. Bangkok chose Sanam Luang to be held as the market. After a few months, the government had to move the market to Sanam Chai, but the market moved back to Sanam Luang in 1958. In 1978, the government used Sanam Luang as a recreational area, so the State Railway of Thailand donated the land on the south side of Chatuchak Park to establish as a market. By 1983, all of the merchants had moved to Chatuchak. At that time the market was called Phahonyothin Market. In 1987, its name was changed to Chatuchak Market.[4]”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand

“Nearby Place
Chatuchak weekend market is located near some popular places, for example JJ green market, BTS Mo Chit, MRT Chatuchak and Chatuchak Park. This market is a place where you can easily connect to other places by using BTS and MRT. Chatuchak market is open during the day. However there are other nearby markets open at night time, such as JJ green market. You can also rest or picnic at Chatuchak Park.”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand
“Clock tower
The clock tower is a distinctive landmark in the Chatuchuk Market. It was built in 1987 on the occasion of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th birthday on 5 December 1987, a cooperative effort of the market administration and Thai-Chinese Merchant Association.[citation needed]”
For more information please visit the following link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

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