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2008 ABFF Convention & Exhibition - Bangkok2008 ABFF Convention & Exhibition - Bangkok
Thai Bonsai - Country of Amazing Atractions
3-6 December 2008, The Rose Garden, Bangkok, Thailand

About Bonsai in ThailandAbout Bonsai in Thailand
I have listed the details about Species and Styles used in Thailand. Man can never make a tree, but only human ingenuity and skill can create Bonsai. These exquisite, Lilliputian trees from Thailand are the fruit of a genuine partnership between art and nature.

Chinese Painting and Bonsai Club - There is a Chinese Painting and Bonsai Club in Thailand, I have no further details about this club at the moment, please email me if you have more information about this Bonsai Club and I will include it on this page.

Thailand's Bonsai Capital - Khao Raeng district - Ratchaburi province 120 km South west of Bangkok Known as Thailand's Bonsai capital, Khao Raeng district in Ratchaburi province houses a lot of Bonsai nursery gardens where you can obtain bonsai at every stage of life.

Thai Bonsai Club - ชมรมบอนไซไทยThai Bonsai Club - ชมรมบอนไซไทย
3 ปีกว่าเกือบ4ปีแล้วนะครับ สำหรับการคงอยู่ของเวบนี้ เริ่มจากมีคนเข้ามาเยี่ยมวันไม่กี่ครั้ง จนถึงหลายร้อยครั้งต่อวัน จนถึงวันนี้วันที่จะมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงขึ้นอีกครั้งหนึ่ง คือ ผมจะเปลี่ยนจากเวบบอนไซไทย เป็นเวบชมรมบอนไซไทย ส่วนรายละเอียดและข้อมูลต่างๆ ผมและเพื่อนๆ ซึ่งก็ไม่ใช่ใครที่ไหนก็ขาประจำในเวบนี้นี่เองจะค่อยๆทยอยออกมาเล่าให้ฟังกันเป็นระยะครับ

Thai Rare Stone Museum - BangkokThai Rare Stone Museum - Bangkok
The Thai Rare Stone Museum is the only one of its kind in Thailand, and the largest one in Southeast Asia, set up by Mr. Bunyong Lertnimitr, a distinguished rare stone collector. It features a fascinating display of over 10,000 pieces of rare stones, each and every one of which being a unique creation of Mother Nature. This amazing collection of rare stones has been gathered from all corners of Thailand and many other countries around the world and comprises of precious stones, fossils, crystals, etc. Open daily from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Located at: 1048-1054 New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500. Tel (662) 2365666

Bonsai in ThailandBonsai in Thailand
For people who want to learn more about the types of trees used for bonsai in Thailand, The King's Bonsai Collection at Doi Ang Khang, Thai tree styles, and Bonsai places in Thailand.

Thai Bonsai show 1998Thai Bonsai show 1998
Over 200 Bonsai trees were shown at the 1998 Thai Bonsai Show, click on the above link to see more pictures from this show. Photo's taken by Mr Manop.

Thai Bonsai Show 1999Thai Bonsai Show 1999
Although no longer relevant this website contains information about the show - click on this link for more info.

Flower and Plant Markets in BangkokFlower and Plant Markets in Bangkok
Visitors interested in horticulture are recommended to visit the following markets:

Suan Chatuchak Market - This is Bangkok's newest and largest weekend market and is located on Phahonyothin Road diagonally opposite the Northern Bus Terminal. The area consists of rows of small shops offering a variety of decorative potted plants. There are many species of orchids available. Other items range from exotic fresh fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, dress materials, furniture, toys, domestic utensils and pets. There is a particularly fine section of plants. The Weekend Market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7.00 am-6.00 pm.

Chatuchak (Jatujak) Plants Market in Bangkok - by TopTropicals

A few gardening shops around Chatuchak Market offer inexpensive, young Bonsai which you can use to practice your tending skills. Full-grown bonsai are expensive, sometimes with prices running into five figures. Buying a full grown Bonsai is less rewarding, since you can't enjoy the hobby without the knowledge and understanding of the techniques to maintain its shape and health.

Thewet Market - This is found off Samsen Road, on Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem bank. It is a market for potted plants. It has very large selection of plants suitable for the garden, the verandah and indoors.

Pak Khlong Talat Market - This is wholesale market for all kinds of cut flowers and Orchids. It is located on Maha Rat Road near the Memorial Bridge.

Million Years Stones Park & Crocodile Farm - PattayaMillion Years Stones Park & Crocodile Farm - Pattaya
This is a nice park with a lot of stones naturally sculpt in all sort of shapes. Some of these stones weight more than 75,000 tones and there is also the largest artificial waterfall in Thailand. Between the stones there are petrified trees, Thai style trained trees over 200 years old, Bonsai trees and a arboretorium with rare trees and colourful flowers. The farm includes a wide variety of animals like tigers and antelopes and, of course, more than 1,000 crocodiles! They have daily crocodile shows.
Located 9 kilometers from Pattaya township - Open daily from 8.30-18.00 hrs - Admission fee is 250 baht per person

Chiang MaiChiang Mai
Chiang Mai Thailand's second major city and its Northern Capital, Chiang Mai lies 761 km North of Bangkok and can be reached by road, rail or by air. Chiang Mai is renowned for the beauty of its people, its rich culture heritage, and the scenic beauty of the surrounding country side, replete with a wealth of tourist attractions.

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