Thursday, 27 April 2017

Unusual trees of Bangkok

Unusual trees of Bangkok

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


There is a shrine next to / under the tree, and you can walk through the trunk of the tree. The pictures don't to it justice.


 
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 
http://www.boredpanda.com/twisted-trees-slope-point-new-zealand/ 

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:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2015/02/oh-my-god-18-tree-in-middle-of-road.html 
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2016/04/giant-tree-in-kanchanaburi-province.html 
and visited Wat Pho Bang Khla in Chachoengsao (not published yet), which has a toilet built around a tree. 

Copyright 2017 ChristianPFC  

9 comments:

  1. lol ur comments about lying Thai boys too funny

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  2. * intended not intented.

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  3. Looking at your tree a question I meant to ask for a long time comes to my mind. I intend to go to Bkk this May and I want to retake the many failed challenges of the legendary saroom park. How do I give the exact location to Uber/taxi? Where are the boys hiding? What does one pay and where to carry the trade? Danke Bruder!

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    1. The trade at Saranrom has almost died out. You will be wasting your time. Details in upcoming April report. For taxi, I used to tell them to go to Wat Pho and get off a few 100 m before (coming from East). Or take taxi to Sanam Luang and then direct them a few 100 m further. The other questions are answered in previous reports on Saranrom.

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    2. Pity. How is the theater scene then?

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    3. After about 20 visits to all porn cinemas in Bangkok, I found this is not for me. Old information (2013-2015) can be found on this blog. I have no new information (except that it is still going, and the occasional interesting activities, reported by a friend who goes often).

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