During my visit to the Sala Rim Naam Restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, I was truly impressed by the surrounding lush tropical garden, which reminded me of traditional Thai gardens during the days of my grandparents.
The term ‘Sala Rim Naam’ translates in Thai to “Pavilion by the Water”, and is a Thai restaurant which consists of a large Thai-style house with an air-conditioned dining hall offering a wide array of Thai specialties and desserts including lunch buffets. The complex is surrounded by a charming white colonial facade and a lush tropical garden reminiscent of Thailand during the early 20th century.
Lush tropical plants adorn the sides of buildings, thereby mitigating the interiors from the intense tropical heat during the daytime.
With good planning and layouts, even small spaces at the back of buildings that receive only partial sunshine can be converted into lovely, lush tropical gardens.
Another example of how narrow strips of space along the sides of buildings with only partial sunshine can be converted in to lush greenery, with the right layout and choices of plants. Superb!
I truly love this charming white colonial-style facade which features a square water pond in the middle, with lotuses and water plants imparting a sense of peace and greenery.
This is a close-up view of the pleasantly lush, green lotus pond in the middle of the complex’s colonial facade, which adds a sense of coolness and peace in the midst of the surrounding tropical heat.
Another close-up view of the lovely lotus pond, a great tropical gardening idea!
The following is truly a uniquely Asian gardening concept: walls of bamboos provide pleasant, cooling shades of green along the winding walkways.
For more information on dining at the Sala Rim Naam Restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, please visit the following link:
And for information on my dining experience at the Sala Rim Naam Restaurant, please visit my blog article via the following link:
Happy gardening and dining, wherever you are in Thailand, and around the world!
Lat (Ratasit C.)