Wat Arun in Bankok is beautiful during any time of the day and in any weather. At night it shines especially bright, like if it was made of gold. But this is when it also feels least approachable, almost forbidden.
In my last post I was sort of hard on Damnoen Saduak Floating Market near Bangkok, calling it fake and touristy. Nevertheless, the place is worth visiting just to see how industrious people can be with what's given them by nature. Watching and photographing locals in their element was by far the best part of the whole day at the market. The chaos all around me was actually very helpful for taking candid shots.
Wooden boats are bumping into each other and aren't moving out of the way. More and more are coming from different directions and we are now stuck in traffic in the middle of a narrow canal. It's either no rules exist here, or no one follows them. Thankfully, experienced rowers push the boats aside in a matter of minutes, and we are moving again only to get stuck in another jam at the next intersection. I enjoy being on the boat, watching the locals, and breathing in the sweet smell of the river. But a persistent thought just won't leave me alone. This place is a text-book example of creative destruction.
Many Thailand travelers and expats seem to feel very negative about Khao San road in Bangkok. It's trashy, filthy, cheap, and touristy. Sure, I'm not going to argue with this. However, it's also picturesque, colorful, full of life. It's the best place to people watch at night.
Have you been to Bangkok? What do you think about Khao San road?
Toronto's chilly and windy weather makes me miss Thailand like never before. One of the things I love most about Thailand is not the street food or the white sand beaches (even though they totally deserve my love!) but the little discoveries I did every single day - be that the intricate flower arrangements, beautiful architectural designs, or creative use of familiar objects. I put together a few shots from different locations in Thailand for you to enjoy!
Hi, I'm Irina, and I am a travel addict with a full-time job.
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