Lush Tropical Gardens and Waterfall at the Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok

Despite its image as a sprawling metropolis, Bangkok is replete with tropical botanical gems large and small, which are sprinkled throughout the city.  A prime example is the lovely Thai-inspired tropical gardens of the Dusit Thani Hotel, located on Silom Road just opposite Lumpini Park.

Dusit Thani Hotel, Silom, Bangkok.

The inner courtyard of the Dusit Thani Hotel features a lush Thai-inspired tropical garden with an artificial waterfall and a fish pond full of colorful carps, a prime example of tropical landscaping excellence despite limited space.

Tropical garden with waterfall, Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.

The stepped waterfall, combined with lush tropical greenery and a tranquil fish pond, provide for a very soothing atmosphere in the midst of Bangkok’s urban hustle and heat.

Stepped waterfall in courtyard garden, Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.

The small courtyard features a good selection of traditional Thai tropical trees and plants, reminiscent of gardens in Bangkok a century ago.  In the photo below, a lush artificial tropical island is created in the middle of the fish pond, whereby large trees exist in tandem with various ferns and other tropical foliage plants. This is indeed a testimony of how a lovely tropical garden can be created via well-planned landscaping, despite the constraint of a limited space.

Lush tropical canopy in the inner courtyard garden of Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.

Here’s another example of the hotel’s lush Thai tropical gardening concept along a narrow strip of gardening space near the front entrance of the hotel, which again demonstrates that space is no obstacle to achieving a lush, charming tropical garden.  Rather, good landscaping and plant/tree selections are the key.  Here, ornamental bananas combine superbly with various tropical palm trees and ornamental plants.

Front tropical garden, Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.

Should you be interested in visiting Bangkok’s famed Dusit Thani Hotel, and to sample its eight superb international dining options, please visit the hotel’s website via the link below:

http://www.dusit.com/dusit-thani/en/dusit-thani-bangkok-restaurants-a-bars.html

And should you be interested in enjoying the hotel’s luscious daily Thai and international buffets at The Pavillion Restaurant, please visit my food blog via the link below for some colorful review and photos:

http://latztravelandfoods.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/bangkok-buffet-the-pavilion-restaurant-at-dusit-thani-hotel/

Happy gardening, dining, and traveling, wherever you are in Thailand, and around the world!

Lat (Ratasit C.)

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About Lat (Ratasit C.)

Greetings! I'm a world traveler, a food connoisseur, an avid gardener who loves gardening, and an enthusiast in the Buddhist dharma of mindfulness, wisdom, and peace. Find me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/RatasitC or also visit my Travel and Food Blog at http://latztravelandfoods.wordpress.com and join my culinary journey. Also visit http://latzdharma.wordpress.com for a glimpse of my spiritual journey. Welcome!
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