The city of Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city
In the span of over two hundred years, Bangkok has been the political,social
economic center of not only Thailand but for much of South East Asia as
Its influence in the arts, politics, fashion education and entertainment,
as well as
being a business, financial and cultural center of Asia has given Bangkok
of a global city.
Bangkok is the city of population with approximately 8,200,000 registered
but due to large unregistered influxes of migrants from the North East
and of many nations across Asia, the population of greater Bangkok is estimated
at nearly 15 million people.
The late evening of Chao Phraya River. It flows from north to south for
372 kms from the central plains
to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand.
A flexible Thai dancing entertainment with beatifully costumed ladies performing
at a restaurant
make us unconscious of the passage of time.
(L) A roadside stand can be seen in a small alley in Bangkok.
(R) Many first class hotels stand along the riverside of Chao Phraya.
A frequent free boat service is provided between these hotels and the BTS
Saphan Taksin station.
(L) The city of Bangkok is famous for its traffic congestion. The color
of many taxis is either pink or blue.
(R) The commercial district of Siam Square.
(L) A guide map around the BTS Chit Lom Station.
(R) Many Japanese restaurant chain stores are in business at a food court
in Bangkok ( all smoke-free ).
The station sign board of Chit Lom and a scenery nearby.$B!!(B$B%A%C%H%m%`(B
Roadside booths under the connection pedestrian walk between Siam and Chit
(L) The tallest building in Bangkok.( 309 meters high ). 'Sky Walk Deck'
on the top.
(R) Royal Thai Police Headquarters
(L) A huge Panasonic electric display near the Central World shopping center,
(R) An overhead double bridge near the BTS Siam Station.
The Siam Paragon in front of the Siam Station ( right hand building ) and
the Mac entrance welcome dol in Thailand's style.
(L) A three wheeler, 'touku touku' is convenient and economical, but you
may inhale a polluted air.
(R) A long tail boat, water taxi moves faster up and down the Chao Phraya
Chatuchak Weekend Market actively sells garden plants and flowers.
(L) Chatuchak Weekend Market offers a wide variety of goods in a large
(L) Buddhist shrine in the center of rotary ( roundabout ) in the Chatuchak
Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand.
1.13 square km. and contains upward of 5,000 stalls. Most stalls open on
and Sundays. The market offers a wide variety of products, including household
items, clothing, Thai handicrafts,religious artifacts,collectibles, food
and live animals.
(L) The track of National Railway runs close to the houses, seen in the
center of Bangkok..
(R) A toll gate for an expressway.
A gas station in the city of Bangkok.
(L) Bus stop (M) A mini-bus running without closing door. (R) Mail post
in Bangkok city. One is for local, the other is international.
Bangkok is the city with old houses and new buildings mixed. This photo
was taken near the Phloen Chit station.
Jim Thompson House Museum, Bangkok
The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self made
American undertaker, who was the founder of the world renowned the Jim
Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson's achievements during his 25 year
stay in Thailand have won him much fame as the "Legendary American
the land of Thai".
The sign board of Jim Thompson House.
A house staff with beaming face greets to visitors.
The entrance approach to the Jim Thompson House and a pond next to the
cafe in which a lot of carp sails.
Jim Thompson House seen from the cafe.
(L) A thick tropical plant in the garden of the Jim Thompson House.
(L) A charming Thai guide in this house speaks Japanese fluently.
$B!!(B Smoking ban in restaurants and bars in Thailand
$B!!(BSmoking rooms in hotels in Thailand
$B!!(BSmoking ban in Bangkok and Ayutaya
$B!!(BSmoking ban in railways
$B!!(BTobacco sales and health warning
Arrival to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport$B!!(B The city of Bangkok Bangkok Palaces
Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Bangkok Floating market in Thailand$B!!(B The railways in and around Bangkoko
Ayuttaya, World heritage$B!!(B Departure from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
The photographs were taken in January 2009, the article was written in
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.