First ever Bangkok trip. Really impressed by Thai people's creativity and uniqueness. While they do have international big brands in the high-end shopping malls, there are a lot of local shops with small-scale original design and individual positioning - they just don't follow the crowd.
Also enjoyed Amphawa's serenity very much. River market, handicrafts, seafood and friendly locals. Did what many tourists would do in Bangkok as well: to visit the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as the Umbrella Pull-down Market in the local language.
It was a trip to rejuvenate in May amidst heavy workload and negative thinking at work. Had fun with family though unfortunately it didn't heal much of my depression back then. Nevertheless, enjoyed Bangkok and hope will be there again soon!
NJM posted Nov2014.
|Street graffiti near Cultural Centre MRT|
|Pla-thu ปลาทู Short mackerel 歪頭魚|
|Kaya roti stall - very very popular at night|
|Grilled Pork with spicy sauce|
|JJ Market Section 7|
|神 Thai chinese pray to the word "God", not the usual statues that you would see in other regions in the world|
|Ho Mok Pla ห่อหมกปลา - steam curry custard with fish|
|Seafood by the river|
|Morning offering to the monk|
|Mae Klong Railway Market - Talad Rom Hoop|
|Hipster Band @ Siam Paragon|
|ASEAN @ Wat Pho|
|Lesson under the Bodhi tree|
|Harmonique Restaurant - serves fantastique food!|
|Siam Niramit สยามนิรมิต|
|Showcasing traditional art and cultural performances|
|Thai martial law was in place|
|Thai morning market|