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Wat Dhammamongkon – A Unique Bangkok Temple off the Tourist Trail

Main Pagoda

Wat Dhammamongon – off the tourist trail, but features a strand of the Buddha’s hair, Thailand’s tallest pagoda, and a massive jade Buddha with an interesting history.


The Ghost of Phrakanong

Mae Nak Phrakanong or Nang Nak, the Ghost of Phrakanong, is the most famous ghost story in Thailand.  However, most Thais don’t consider it just a story, but believe it is tied to real events.  For me, the story of Mae Nak is of particular interest because I grew up in the middle of Phrakanong and witnessed the locals’ fears when unexplained creepy events took place in our neighbourhood. For those who are unfamiliar with Bangkok, Phrakanong today is a district of that mega-city.  Sukhumvit runs right through it andRead More