Category Archives: Gardens

These are posts about various charming and unforgettable gardens that I’ve been to around the world.

Bangkok Gardening: Flowers That Thrive During Thailand’s Hot Dry Season

In Thailand’s tropical monsoonal climate, the months of March-May are normally the region’s hottest period. These 3 months prior to the onset of the rainy monsoon in late May are usually characterized by hot, dry weather with periods of intense … Continue reading

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The Stunning Hanging Gardens at Bangkok’s Golden Mount Temple

Among the major landmarks of Bangkok’s vibrant ‘old city’ is the Golden Mount Temple, known as ‘Wat Saket’ (วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร) in Thai.  The Golden Mount, a giant stupa within the temple complex which houses the Buddha’s relic, towers above Bangkok’s old … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Glorious Thai Orchids: Awesome Floral Exhibition at Siam Paragon

Endowed with a humid tropical climate, Thailand is renowned for its plethora of stunningly beautiful orchid varieties, which can be found naturally in forests, in botanical gardens, and among the multitudes of commercial orchid farms.  In fact, orchids form a … Continue reading

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Lush Tropical Garden at Sala Rim Naam, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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 … Continue reading

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