Saturday, January 24, 2009

Good Morning old Bangkok:
In the Neighborhood of Wat Pho































This little walk starts at 9 am from Soi Pansook. Your look goes to Thanon Maharat: Schoolgirls and a monk.
































Bangkok starts to get busy.

























This curtain above the shops tells you: Maharat road is not far from Chao Phraya River. You are in the old centre of commerce, where the goods were brought by ships.
































Breakfast is ready - for 25 Baht.

























And he is already ready for a joke - in front of a chinese temple in Soi Pratu Nokyung.
































Still sleeping? No, at the corner from Maharat Road to Tha Thien Pier the windows stay closed to keep the heat outside.
































Great door-design!


























Everything for your health: old pharmacy.



























Thai and Chinese.

























The shophouses of Tha Tien are believed to be built from 1865 to 1910, they lie around a fresh market inside.

























Inside the fresh market: Here you find everything what can be salted and dried. Let's get some fish!

























Mmh! We get hungry!
































Small soi inside the fresh market.




























Now we move towards the wood building with Tha Thien Pier.

























The first smile today - may be a good day!


























Tha Tien Pier looks like this, if you arrive from the boat on the Chao Phraya River.




























After the long walk it's time for a foot or body massage by Wat Pho standards.
































9.50 pm: Rub Aroon Café is awakening too.
































On the other side of Maharat Road: Wat Pho.
































A closed door is always a promise: there has to be even more beauty inside!
































This view discloses more of the treasures of Wat Pho.

























Noodlesoup for breakfast? Try it, you will love it.


























Back on Maharat Road.
































The side street: Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong again.
































Now we have a glimpse of Chakrabongse Villas จักรพงษ์ วิลล่า, built in 1908 by Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath as secondary residence on the Chao Phraya River. Later it was the residence of Prince Chula Chakrabongse. Today its maintained by his daughter Narisa. If you want to pay at least 8000 Baht a day, you can stay here. See a picture, how it looks from the river by Dr GiGi

























From the street you cannot see that, but Aungaey published this picture in her blog. And 4travel.jp has some nice insights too.




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