Bangkok – Through My Lens

Howdy all. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. I’ve been through it I think four times thus far in my life. On my first trip solo, it was my first stop and it certainly left an impression on me even if I didn’t spend much time there. In fact, I have never really spent a long time unbroken in Bangkok. I’m not saying I hate the place, but I certainly don’t ‘love’ it. I’m indifferent I guess to this massive city and it’s incredible hustle and bustle. A collection of photos therefore for you today, mostly around the backpacker area of Khao San Road. From 1999 to 2015, when I was last here, it represents a lot of change. However, it is still ‘backpacker central’ and you can still do a lot of your tour bookings from here, and indeed by gems and jewellery. But in contrast, you can also eat at fast food chains that you didn’t see twenty years ago now. It’s also much cleaner – I distinctly remember seeing rats in a restaurant on the WINDOW SILL (should have photographed THAT!) in 2000. Not only that I remember for some reason I wasn’t even that bothered! Ahhh times change… enjoy!

Backpacker Area Bangkok
Bangkok Canal
Beloved Thai King – on a round about!
Iconic Khao San Road
Nothing says Bangkok more than a tuk-tuk
Really McDonalds???
Strange sign near Khao San Road
Tshirts for sale on Khao San Road
Khao San, daylight, 2000. 
Riverfront in Bangkok (1999)
Golden Temple (1999)
Bangkok Temple (1999)
Bas Reliefs at the Golden Temple (1999)
Golden Stupa (1999)

I don’t think I took any photos on my other trip (2002) to Bangkok – it was a very fleeting visit, just an over night. Unless stated, photos are from 2015. Thanks for popping by today – May the Journey Never End!


5 thoughts on “Bangkok – Through My Lens

  1. BBQboy

    Always enjoy old photos. The last one at the Grand Palace – there’s the way in hell you get that few people anymore. We were back last year and it was jammed packed. The good old days

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