Saturday, 30 April 2016

Giant tree in Kanchanaburi province

Giant tree in Kanchanaburi province

ต้นจามจุรียักษ์ 100 ปี - 100 year old rain tree
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albizia_saman
even mentions this one in Kanchanaburi
diameter 55 to 60 m (from satellite image) 





google maps: "ต้นจามจุรียักษ์" or "Giant Rain Tree"
13.9552005,99.5270366 = 13°57'18.7"N 99°31'37.3"E
7.4 km by air or 15 km by road from Kanchanaburi bus station (but googlemaps might give some long detours).

ตำบล เกาะสำโรง อำเภอเมือง กาญจนบุรี กาญจนบุรี
Koh Samrong sub-district, Mueang district, Kanchanaburi province.
 
No entry via main gate of Animals and Agriculture Division 1 on hwy 3429, but after small detour south hwy 3209. There are signs on the road. Open 6 am to 6 pm.

On the premises of Animals and Agriculture Division 1 on the way to giant tree, there are many stables and horses.

Pictures from rainy season can be found here:
http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2014/07/giant-tree-in-kanchanaburi-thailand.html
http://www.teepucks.com/webboard/index.php?topic=608#.Vx3KRHowD5Q 

There are other interesting trees in Kanchanaburi province:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2015/02/oh-my-god-18-tree-in-middle-of-road.html

And a Bodhi tree with white leaves, however they appear only short time of the year (when?), but not now (April 2016, info from TAT office, staff has been there).
http://thairats.com/รูปเด่นประจำวัน/ชาวบ้านตะลึง-ต้นโพธิ์-ออ 
วัดศรีอุปลาราม ต้นโพธิ์ ออกใบสีขาว

Interesting trees elsewhere in Thailand:

A Thai friend told me largest Chamchuri tree is in Phayao province, Chiang Kham district. However satellite image shows that it has only 38 m diameter.
19.5363128,100.2920133 = 19°32'10.7"N 100°17'31.2"E

giant petrified tree in Tak province:
http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/giant-trees-found-in-thailand-130320.htm

Giant Krabak tree in Tak province:
https://pathannay.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/giant-krabak/   

A forest from a single Banyan tree in Korat:
http://www.oneweirdglobe.com/sai-ngam-creepiest-looking-forest-10000-trees/ 

Giant tree in Khao Laem national park in Kanchanburi province and video: 14 Amazing trees in Thailand
http://www.asiatravelroutes.com/en/thailand/national-parks/khao-laem-national-park/giant-tree.html 

Giant tree in Uthai Thani province
http://www.leonathai.com/webboard_detail.php?post_id=874
12.ต้นไม้ยักษ์ 500 ปี 15.069988, 99.508819 \"ต้นเชียงหรือต้นผึ้งต้นนี้อายุราวๆ 500 ปี ตั้งอยุ่ที่ อ.บ้านไร่ จ.อุทัยธานี

Giant tree in Narathiwat province 
https://www.facebook.com/UnseenThailand/photos/a.178397282172692.42815.177913598887727/1173677572644653/?type=3&theater 
http://ap-sukhirin.blogspot.de/2015/06/27.html 
ต้นกระพงษ์ยักษ์" อ.สุคิริน จ.นราธิวาส อยู่ในเขตรักษาพันธ์สัตว์ป่าฮาลา-บาลา

weird trees from all over the world: 
https://www.facebook.com/YouLikesYouLikes/videos/539914462855737/ 

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Gay saunas in Bangkok 2016


Gay saunas in Bangkok 2016

Update from:
see there for explanations of entries in table below

Currently there are 25 gay saunas in Bangkok Metropolis (some in neighboring provinces Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani). I have been to all of them (sounds amazing, but gregvc and pong seem to have been to all saunas that ever existed in Bangkok, but cannot present their observations in a comprehensible form).

Five places that recently closed (in 2014 and 2015), arrow indicates change of name:
Bangkok Ten -> Fab in Si Phraya, 
Sukhothai -> Cruising II -> Out in Sukhothai road, 
Gaya -> Hijack -> S Sauna between Pahonyothin Soi 37 and 37/1, 
Adonis in Ladprao 112, 
d.blu in Sala Daeng. 

Update May 2016: Men Factory closed (see comments).

Usually change of name does not bode well, permanent closure is imminent. EDOK -> Phoenix near Taksin soi 14 is 
the only exception.

One new place Waterboy Ons
en วอเตอร์บอยออนเซ็น opened in 2015 (first facebook entry 17 Aug 2015) in Rama 2 Soi 19.
https://www.instagram.com/waterboy_onsen/

Beach Resort Klongtan raised entry from 99 to 119 Baht (every day, every time) from 1st March 2016.

Since Songkran 2016 (my assuption, don't know exactly), Seed has an inflatable pool in ground floor. It's filled with water, but I haven't seen it in use. I wouldn't be surprised if it disappeared when they finally clean up after their Songkran party (28apr2016 still used crockery standing around in locker room). 

In Deja Vu during their events and in MachoX free toast with jam as long as lasts. 39 underground free cookies throughout. 


Distance
Price
Open
Towel
Food/Drink
Size
Pool
Access
Babylon
0.5 W
230
10:30-22:30
good
rst/water
big
yes
good
BeachR
5.8 E
119
15-6


big
yes
soso
Chakran
6.7 N
230
15-23:30
soso
rst/water
big
yes
soso
Cruising
12.3 N
130
16-2
soso
no/free
medium
no
good
Dejavu
10.4 NE
140
16-2
soso
/free
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
Farose1
7.9 N


poor
free/free
medium
no
soso
Farose2
7.9 NE
160
15-6
soso
free/free
big
(yes)
poor
GreyGym
6.4 NW
170

good
rst/
small
no
soso
Heaven
2.9 W
150
13-23:30
good
rst/water
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
Macho
8.7 NW
140
14-1
poor
(free)/water
medium
no
good
MaleBox
13.4 W
(200)

soso
(free)/yes
small
(Jacuzzi)
good
Mania
1.5 W
200
15-6
soso
no/water
medium
no
good
MenFac
1.5 W
150
14-6
poor
free/
medium
no
good
Mind
5.2 E
140
15-24
soso
no/water
medium
no
good
M-Place
15.1 N
100
15-23
good
(free)/free
small
no
poor
Muffil
11.5 NE
120
14-6
poor
no/water
medium
(Jacuzzi)
poor
Orion
9.5 NW
160
14-1
good
rst/coffee
medium
(Jacuzzi)
good
Paradise
14.8 N
140
14-2
poor
/free
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
Phoenix
6.2 W
120
17-24
good
-/water
small
no
good
Pumarin
27.8 N
160
16-24


medium
Jacuzzi
poor
R3
4.6 NE
160
throughout
soso
no/water
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
SafeHouse
9.4 SE
99
19-1
good
no/pay
small
no
soso
Seed
9.3 NE
100
12-6
soso
pay/pay
small
(yes)
soso
39underg
7.9 N
160
12-24
soso
(yes)/water
big
no
good
Waterboy
8.6 SW
170
14-24
soso
no/water
medium
Jacuzzi
soso

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