The place where all people around the world wish to visit once in their life, and the place where all the visitors of Thailand must go to see. It is may be because Sw Eden was born Thai, that I feel Thai tradition artwork is the most beautiful ancient artwork in the world. Sw Eden feels some other country artwork is too fat or too thin, but Thai artwork is the proper proportion. You may feel that why there is a lot of gold in there. This is seem incredible that Thailand have much much gold in all Temples around the country.
In the high-school history class, Sw’s teacher talked about a famous painting of an ancient Thai ambassador and French king. The French king really appreciated how polite of that Thai ambassador so he let the artist drew the picture of the Thai ambassador in the throne hall. Two paintings were drawn, and one of them was given to Thailand. Thailand lost it when Myanmar destroyed Ayutthaya about 200 years ago. Myanmar burnt Thai pagoda and palace, then took the gold back to their country. One of my friend in the class said that the painting was a part of that gold Myanmar took off the palace, so right now, we could see that canvas painting on Myanmar pagoda. This is a little joke of a little Southern girl said in the class room which Sw Eden can remember so well.
If you are a tourist, you may think that it is a good opportunity to have a good time with your camera and your friends in Grand Temple and Grand Palace. For us, Thai people, these places is not only the places that we are proud, but they are also what we respect. We respect our religion and our king. Although most of us are Buddhism, we welcome all other cults around the world. There is no law/rule that anyone have to believe in only one religion.
How to get to here? Most of the buses in Bangkok can drop you in front of the Grand Temple, and all the taxi drivers know how to come here. Please no worry to lose your way. Around the Sanam Luang you can find the information desks, and they can give you a free map to show the important place to visits by walking. If you are Thai, you still have right to get the map, too. Our city does not align as block as New York City, so you may need to bring a little lovely compass with you to get the right direction from the map.
If you plan to visit Thailand for your vacation and you find that Thailand has Thunderstorm everyday, you MUST NOT CHANGE YOUR PLAN!!
Thunderstorm in Thailand is not like what you have seen in New York, Washington or England. In Thailand, everyday is mostly sunny. Thunderstorm will happen at night, beginning at 5-6PM; and it is not longer than 3 hours. Almost raining is about 2 hours. So you can have a lot of time at noon to travel around Thailand.
If you are in Thailand, you can know the thunderstorm before it happens for 1 hour. You have to have a compass with you, and you look at the South West of the sky. Regular round cloud does not cause the rain. The only cloud that that cause the thunderstorm is 100-story-skyscraper cloud. You will see it about 5PM, and it will rain at 6PM. If you understand all this, you do not have to carry an umbrella for whole day. Sw Eden is Thai, and Sw Eden do not carry any umbrella, too.
Hey hey Ken Zi:Kill is not Thai, so he have to carry the umbrella. 😀
The best time to take a tour in Thailand is in the Winter. Most of foreigners who visit Thailand are from colder countries. Thai winter is not that hot as summer. Some people said that Thailand has 4 seasons, are Hot, Hotter, Hottest and Hot Water (rain). In fact, we are the super cool country!! Sw Eden means Thailand is so interesting. Most of the winter day, you will not see any thunderstorm. You can also have a good time with photography in this season, because the shade and shadow are so shape. Winter does not have much cloud. You will see clear-light-blue sky back of your view. Sw Eden loves winter in Thailand a lot. The only thing Sw Eden hates is that Sw Eden does not have a water heater at home, so it is so cold when Sw Eden takes a bath! But you can have a good time with hot bath in every hotel and apartment (All have water heaters).
**If you feel that some swindlers try to bring you into their tour, you can ask me about the trip and its price.
This tricky face of Tripp Tribbett drawing by me appears as the icon of this video on Youtube. I guess people click to watch it until the views reach near 10,000 already. Most of people do not like to watch on the good side of their favorite thing. For example, Avenged Sevenfold fans will search for “Avenged Sevenfold Suck”. Some Thai Youtube users had asked me to view the bad videos about our King, and then flag them as spam, but I didn’t do any. If I just click on bad video, that means I got in the trap of those evil people. The best way to express that we do love the King is to make a good video for Him.
There are many Thai Youtube users got into the trap of Evils. When they hate some users that rail Thai royal family, they will rail those back with rude words. And it is very ugly on Youtube page that Thai people rail each other with those words. The world always guesses that Thai people who know English should be high-class people; but right now these educated people use the words of low-class. It lets all the foreigners who read those comments look down Thai people. Like, “oh! this is already high-class, and they are bastard; so what about the lower class?, and what about whole country?
The best way to solve the problem of the Evil on Youtube is we just shut up and make more good videos for our King. Please remind yourselves before you write any bad words. Those bad words cannot stop the Evil, but they make the Evil happier, because the Evil knows that it makes you nervous. What I did say is what you can learn from Buddhism, so it is not the new thing. We all know, and we can do.