Ho Chi Minh Historical Park
The Ho Chi Minh Historical Park is about 10km west of the Udon Thani in Nong Pracham a bit away from the main road. It first opened it’s doors to the public in 2001.
Ho Chi Minh spent about 3 years in Thailand from the beginning of 1927 when he first arrived in Bangkok. For 3 months he lived in Nong Pracham. Most of the time he taught English, Thai and Vietnamese to local children. Also he connected to the local Vietnamese traders that had migrated from Vietnam to find support for his fight against the French colonialists.
Shrine in the entrance hall of the museum
Recreated houses at the complex
Uncle Ho's room
Recreation of the sleeping room
Some personal exhibits
Of course the famous Vietnamese Thuốc Lào
Mangoes are one of the fruits in the garden
A map where Ho Chi Minh traveled from 1911 to 1941 at the 1st floor of the museum.
Back to Bangkok
Had a bus from Budsarakam Tours. Departing Udon at 20:45 which was changed to 21:15. 470 Bath for a seat in a 1-2 configured VIP bus. Great!
Small people are more happy in a bus!
If you do not speak Thai and do not dig their shows the TV is not for you
Snack Pack included in the fare
Enough space for me
On the way back to Europe I like to take a AC room. In April it gets so hot in Bangkok – and this April it was even hotter than the last few years. Went to my usual place at Soi Samsen 2. It is close to my water hole and all the places where I do the last-minute shopping. Dee and Gerben are in town and even Nadtharin was here to pay respect to the last king of Thailand.
My room. Super quiet and in the middle of “my” neighborhood.
Big meeting at the coffee shop of Nadtharin’s friend
Nadtharin and her friend
BKK skyline from the parking deck of a shopping center
Friendly Farang – we could help a woman starting her car again. She left the light on and went shopping.
Quick pit stop
Bike trip on Bang Krachao
Bang Krachao is an artificial island in a bend of the Chao Phraya River and a canal. It is at the southern tip of Bangkok and still quite green. Some refer to it as the “green lung” of Bangkok. A lot of paths are elevated since the ground is close to the water-level is too wet to build paths. Of course the flooding does not help as well. There is a lake and some places to view birds as well. If you have nothing to do and like biking – go and have a look!
Pay attention to details – look at the lower left!
The gang at the start of our bike trip
Taken with the back camera of the iPhone with a Selfi app. While riding the bike – worked quite good
Bikes make happy people
Big ships going towards BKK
Mostly paths like this one round the island
Not the best bikes
Temple on the Island
Since we are here – lets take the opportunity
The fastest taxi in Bangkok
Back in the City
The Democracy Monument
Art in The Queen's Gallery
The temple of the Golden Mount from the museum window
He has to touch everything!
Best place in town: นม ตั้ง เหล้า (Nom Tung Loaw)! And the Austrians where here as well!
Pad Thai – 1 €
Wat Chanasongkhram Ratchaworamahawihan – what a name!
Vegetables with tofu
Birds on a wire on the way back from the small vegetarian place. Now back to the hotel and off to the airport. Good Bye Bangkok – see you again in the winter!
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