Number One on my to-do list this trip was a visit to Jim Thompson's House, and, although quite a long taxi ride from my hotel, I was able to beat the traffic by taking advantage of Bangkok's extensive waterways and jumping on a boat from a nearby jetty.
The visit to Jim Thompson's House definitely lived up to my expectations, and I would highly recommend it if you are planning a trip to Bangkok. Besides the house and art collection and the surrounding gardens, there is a gift shop and restaurant. Compulsory tours in several languages are held at regular intervals.
|In an unrelated post, I previously identified this as Dracena draco. I am now more inclined to think it's a Cordyline (australis?) Any other suggestions?|
|I still haven't found a water feature I could resist. Here pink frangipani blooms are teamed with Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes and a couple of lotus blooms in a stunning blue pot.|
|The koi pool|
|Here it is again...|
|Lotus bloom with lotus leaves|
|and with Water Lettuce|
|I like the foliage of this plant and its interesting ragged leaf edges but have no idea what it is.|