ChristianPFC is a man of many interests, and now he branches out to trees (pun intended).
There are some articles on the internet about unusual trees in Bangkok, and I have been to some of these trees.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-news/229715/big-trees-of-bangkok (in English)
http://m.matichon.co.th/readnews.php?newsid=1300255032 (in Thai)
http://www.siamrath.co.th/web/node/68445 (in Thai)
http://campus.sanook.com/1373853/ (in Thai)
Weird tree in Charoenkrung Soi 55
13.715599,100.516366 = 13°42'56.2"N 100°30'58.9"E
at the canal behind Sri Suriyothai Girls' School
Weird tree near Don Muang airport
13.909341,100.619639 = 13°54'33.6"N 100°37'10.7"E
in Bhumibol Hospital in Pahonyothin
Here again the pictures don't do it justice. You have to go and see for yourself what a clusterfuck of trunks and branches it is.
Tree sideways on Latprao road
13.776752, 100.625846 = 13°46'36.3"N 100°37'33.0"E
Ladprao between Soi 122 and 124
Tree sideways on Sathorn road
13.724476, 100.539535 = 13°43'28.1"N 100°32'22.3"E
in front of Thai Wah Tower
While the above two grow sideways parallel to traffic flow, this one in Klong Toey grows sideways perpendicular to traffic flow:
Tree sideways in Klong Toey Kasem Rat road
13.712263, 100.564006 = 13°42'44.1"N 100°33'50.4"E
in front of Kotang Stadium โกดังสเตเดี้ยม, near customs office
In nature, most* trees grow up towards the sky. These trees in Bangkok that grow sideways must have been planted that way, which means trees have a better sense of direction than the gardener who planted them.
*few exceptions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crooked_Forest
Now that I started looking out for sideways growing trees, I find more and more. On Ratchadamnoen Klang at the entrance of the soi leading to Sake disco
13.757202,100.498121 = 13°45'25.9"N 100°29'53.2"E,
on Rama 4 in front of Chula Hospital
13.730159, 100.535589 = 13°43'48.6"N 100°32'08.1"E,
a bit south of BTS Ratchadamri on west side.
See here as well: http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2015/04/house-overgrown-by-trees-on-sri-phraya.html
I have written about unusual trees in Kanchanaburi:
and visited Wat Pho Bang Khla in Chachoengsao (not published yet), which has a toilet built around a tree.
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