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  • The Cable Car Temple of Bang Pa-In Mini-Day Trip.

    As recommended to me by Sir Bonglek. Top chap all round.


    A nice little half day break to get out of the big bad city.

    Around 2/3rds of the way to Ayuthaya is Bang Pa-In. Famous for the big Summer Palace grounds with the gardens, lakes, temples and buildings.


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ba...!4d100.5791561

    Across to an island where Wat Niwet Thammaprawat is situated is where things get interesting.


    How on Earth do you get across, I hear you ask.

    There's no bridge.

    No ferry.


    Do you swim? Surf? Make a raft? How do you do it?


    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the Cable Car of Death.


    Or maybe not.



    The lighthouse will keep you safe if you're Dillinger and coming up on one of your yachts.



    Oddly enough I did contemplate taking up religion when I first saw it in action.





    Rumour has it that the monks used to pull the cars across, but they've since been replaced by machinery which allows them to spend their time nearly running over people with their golf-carts.

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    Can lift up the sign and jimmy the lock with yer car keys.

    Made 73 baht and a lollipop wrapper.





    Got a wheelchair if you're too fat to walk or you just want to fry an egg.



    Taking a break from golf-cart racing.

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    • #3
      Cashing in me Bitcoins in December to buy a boat.



      And finally, the crown jewel.

      A temple that looks like a church.




      Fishlocker donated this. Neville will inform us of the historical details.





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      • #4


        Whoa. Far out duude.











        Got it up on 2 wheels going 'round that.




        Someone isn't on the South Beach Diet.



        Told the sproglette that's the ghost one.



        Okay for a half a day on a Monday when the Planetarium on Sukhumvit is closed.

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        • #5
          Great thread and pics! Thanks for sharing.

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          • #6
            Glad you made it. Something a bit different with a little novelty value.

            I took a video of that cable car.

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            • #7
              Hope you don't mind me crashing your thread with a few more pics showing the European architecture :


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              If ever we face a walking dead scenario here , this would be a good place to hole up until Rick or Dan Cheeseman comes to rescue us. On second thoughts....Dan Cheeseman is already a zombie.
              Last edited by Bonglek; 05-08-2018, 06:56 PM.

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              • #8
                My ex-wife used to live a stone's throw from there.
                She used to own a small stall in the car park next to the cable car, selling shit to tourists. i think her sister still runs it now.
                Last time I was there, the cable car wasn't motorised. They used a couple of junior monks to pull the car back and forth.

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                • #9
                  Cheers.

                  Looks like you had a cooler day than me Bonglek. Cheers for the recommendation. Nice little half day out of the city.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TizMe View Post
                    Last time I was there, the cable car wasn't motorised. They used a couple of junior monks to pull the car back and forth.
                    I bet that was the punishment for bad behaviour.

                    Must have been the best behaved temple in Thailand.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bonglek View Post
                      Hope you don't mind me crashing your thread with a few more pics showing the European architecture :


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                      If ever we face a walking dead scenario here , this would be a good place to hole up until Rick or Dan Cheeseman comes to rescue us. On second thoughts....Dan Cheeseman is already a zombie.
                      Love it. Very colonial Singapore / Penang-esque. Why is it there?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Exexpat View Post
                        Love it. Very colonial Singapore / Penang-esque. Why is it there?
                        Don't quote me on it, but believe it was inspired by Chulalongkorn's European tours. The Royal Summer Palace is next door/part of the grounds.

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