Bangkok – What’s in a Name

Demons and monkeys support a gilt stupa at the Grand Palace in Bangkok Thailand

Thai society erupted in controversy last month when the government approved a proposal to change the official name of Thailand’s capital from Bangkok to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. While this might seem slightly bizarre to most Westerners, Thais have always referred to their capital city as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. In everyday conversation, they shorten the … Read more

Dantewada “Land of Angels” Waterfall Park, the Newest Attraction in Mae Taeng, Thailand

Waterfall near the entrance of Dantewada Waterfall Park provides a stunning backdrop for the coffee shop

There’s a new attraction north of Chiang Mai that only locals seem to know about. Fortunately, I am blessed to have wonderful Thai friends who invite me along on day trips around northern Thailand. Most recently they introduced me to Dantewada Land of Angels Waterfall Park, a man made attraction with two massive waterfalls, caves, … Read more