Images of Bangkok
A Photo Gallery
Images of Bangkok is a pictorial presentation from the many photographs I have of the Bangkok area. How much do you know about Bangkok and the Thai people? Bangkok is a city full of surprises. Ferries on the river, modern buildings, street food vendors, and fabulous shopping malls and markets. Too many to count!
Tuk Tuks and Taxis are Common Sights in Tourists Areas
Make sure to negotiate on price with Tuk Tuk drivers. They usually charge more money then the taxis do. If you’re a first timer here a ride in a tuk tuk is a must. Be careful since they often have a scam where they take tourists to designated areas such as tailors and jewelry stores.
If you don’t ask for price before you go for a ride, they more times then not will take advantage of tourists. Say “meter meter” or ask your hotel manger how much it should cost to go to your destination and then negotiate with the taxi driver.
Images of Bangkok would not be complete without the Grand Palace aka King’s Palace. Kings have resided for over 150 years. His court, and administration also were housed on the property. If you stay in the Riverside area or close to Khao San Rd. its within walking distance or a short ride in a taxi.
Grand Palace: Guards at Attention
When visiting this county you find that the Thai people are very friendly. You can see how kind and hard working the Thais are and how much they love their country, and their King. If you smile at most Thai’s, they smile back, if they aren’t already smiling. Most of the time they are happy under normal circumstances. Tourism is a big part of their economy, and its how many Thai people make their living.
Most of the time Thai’s are friendly and speak some English. Outside of the tourist areas it may be difficult to find English speaking Thais. The best way to combat this is to know a little of the language and too use a smart phone app that converts English and other languages into Thai. Google Translator is a popular one. Its not alway accurate, but its better than nothing.
Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
There are many ferry boats in the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
Modern Bridges span over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
Nighttime on the river in Bangkok
Skyscrapers are common in Bangkok
Street vendors selling everything from clothes to food.
Street vendors sell their wares and they usually expect to negotiate the price.
Images of Bangkok must include the many temples. Tourists and Thai’s alike visit these beautiful Buddhist places of worship. They have Gorgeous architecture with Buddhas both large and small. Photographs of some of the inside areas may not be permitted, there will be signs if they don’t allow photographs. If you don’t see any signs have fun taking photos of these large and popular temples. They allow donations since they don’t usually charge. A few popular temples are tourist attractions charge. Wat Pho 100 baht and the Grand Palace 500 baht. visitor are expected to cover their knees and shoulders at the Grand Palace. They also rent garments to wear if tourists come unprepared.
Democracy Monument in Bangkok
Khao San Road
Nighttime expect loud music, street food and vendors; tourists and Thais are all here and in a party mood.
One of many crowded street in the Chinatown district of Bangkok.
Street food in Chinatown
Hire a taxi to take you, or arrange a trip through one of the many travel agencies. The prices vary with the agencies. Its worth it to check around if you want to save money. There are three floating markets, all on the outskirts of Bangkok.
Calypso Shopping Center
At Calypso theres an air conditioned Ferris Wheel.
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Siam Shopping Center
Designer cloths and name brand like the North Face. MBK is another large shopping Mall where to find some of the fake designer cloths. Ask if they are real or fake and usually the vendors will tell you.
Pantip Electronics Shopping Mall in BKK for phones and computers and software. This is a place for fake Apple phones and computers.
A hard working Thai lady is drying chop sticks after washing them outside her restaurant
Motor Bikes are popular
Motor bikes are used for many purposes and making deliveries are one of the many purposes of this versatile machine. They deliver eggs, beer and even propane on the back of these bikes to restaurants and street vendors in Bangkok. There are also Motor Bike taxis for rent. The drivers wear an orange vest.
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