The Jim Thompson's House & Museum in Bangkok is not only 

              a wonderful place to visit for the connoisseur of  traditional Thai teak

            houses and artifacts - the buildings are surrounded by a beautifully

            arranged tropical garden where gingers, Heliconias, Calatheas and

            many other plant species can be seen.

            The picture above shows Alpinia purpurata with its red cones in bloom.

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