Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (5)

Hi! Yup.. I am still walking around Bangkok on my last day. Still walking around Patpong district.

As it got later into the day, more and more people were coming onto the streets.

Not sure what these guys were looking at though. Must some kind of painting that the street painter was doing.

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Leaving Patpong district, I took the BTS heading to the largest shopping plaza in Bangkok; Central World.

Stopped at BTS Siam station  which is next to Siam Paragon shopping complex. Just a walking distance away.

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Enjoyed the walk on elevated walkway; skybridge above the busy buzzing streets below.

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I kept walking and headed to the Central World. This time I wanted to see how big and what’s inside the biggest complex in Bangkok.

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Lovely design…

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Shot from the bottom looking up….

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Top floor of Central World overlooking the city of Bangkok.

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hmmm. wonder what these 3 ‘guys’ doing?

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Well… join me on my last posting in Bangkok which will be coming up soon.

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Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (3)

Hi! It’s my last day in Bangkok for this series. Where did I head to before catching my jetplane back? I guess you guessed it.. it’s Patpong district. Yes, the famous red light area but I wanted to see how it is in the morning instead. =)

As usual, getting around Bangkok was either by foot or BTS (and some say bike or tuk tuk). I stuck to the conventional transport. Haha.

Stop at Shilom MRT Station and started walking. Guess… it was always (and will always be) the best way to see the places walking around. That’s my concept. =)

Lots of over heads bridges to cater for the traffic in Bangkok. Cars motorbikes everywhere.

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Near the Shilom MRT station is a park; Lumphini Park where I saw locals doing their morning walk and no I did not walk the whole park. =P LOL!!

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The park is surrounded (nearly 360 degree) by modern concrete jungle.

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Walking further down Ratchadamri Rd (hmmmm.. that sounds familiar. Yes… it is a long road and it passes through Central World shopping plaza and complex which I posted in my previous posting)

Near by is the BTS Sala Daeng station which is on the BTS Shilom Line where you can also catch the train to get to the Patpong district.

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Walking down the street in Patpong district in the morning was totally different hive of activities.

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Of course, it is also not as packed at compared to the night as seen from the picture below.

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Lots of sign boards sticking out from the shops.

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Ending here? Hell no!! LOL! More walking along this district in my next post. Stay tune… =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (2)

Welcome back! Where were we? Oh yes… Ratchadamri Rd towards Rama 1 Rd.

On Ratchcadamri Rd, you can find the largest Central World which is the 6th largest shopping plaza and complex in the world but again, I am not into shopping. =P

Anyway, we arrived at the junction of the Ratchadamri Rd and Rama 1 Rd where you will find Erawan Shrine. It houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. It is a popular tourist attraction.

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Another shot of the shrine.

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Worshipers coming to pray and give offerings.

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It often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes, who are hired by worshipers in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered as seen below.

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Worshipers praying to Erawan Shrine.

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The elevated pedestrian crossing over Ratchadamri Rd and Rama 1 as the traffic there is very heavy.

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Loving it? Stay with me on my next posting. =)