Bangkok, Thailand




Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd (MRT Chatuchak Park or BTS Mo Chit). Opens: Tuesday-Sunday & holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
insect garden in Bangkok's district of Phahonyothin comprises of four major sections. The first is an area with touch-screen computers, giving an introduction about the garden. The second section is a mini-theatre  presenting about insects and their ecosystem. The third is an exhibition room showing the breeding of insects and butterflies. The last section is a large cage with more than 500 butterflies of 20 different kinds. The garden simulates the insects' natural habitat with rocks, shady ferns, wild flowers and a waterfall.

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Philatelic Museum
2F, Metropolitan Postal Bureau, Phahonyothin Rd (BTS Saphan Khwai, behind Samsen Nai Post Office). Opens: Wednesday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Philatelic Museum is devoted to the history of Thailand's postal service and stamps throughout history. The first Thai stamps were issued during the reign of King Rama V during the late 19th century. Also on display are stamps from other countries that members of the Universal Postal Union. There is a library with books about stamps and you can buy stamps at the ground floor of the building. Next to the museum is a room that looks and acts like a post office of the past. In front of the building you'll find Thai and foreign postal boxes from various periods.

 Philatelic Museum by Lerdsuwa

Children's Discovery Museum
810 Kamphaeng Phet 4 Rd (across the road from Chatuchak Weekend Market). Opens: Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Construction of the Children's Museum was completed in 2001, in time for the 60th birthday anniversary celebration of Thailand's Queen Sirikit. The museum is a large complex with eight galleries with more than 100 exhibits and activities, spread over three buildings and one outdoor space. The museum's goal is to educate children in a fun way about human life, science, culture, society, nature and the environment. There is also an exhibition in honor of Queen Sirikit. While the museum caters to Thai families, foreigners are welcome to bring their children.

Chatuchak Park
Phahonyothin Rd (MRT Chatuchak Park or BTS Mo Chit). Opens: daily from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Chatuchak Park is one of the older public parks in Bangkok, located on land that was donated by the State Railway of Thailand in 1975. Construction of the park took five years to complete and opened in 1980. The park basically is a long strip of green land right beside Phahonyothin Road. It is surrounded by an artificial lake that runs along the park with many bridges crossing it. There are nine pieces of ASEAN sculptures that enhance the character of the park.

Chatuchak Park by Lerdsuwa

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