Bangkok used to be known as the Venice of the east, being so run through with canals (klongs or khlongs in Thai). In the modern city of Bangkok those that remain but are mostly hidden from view, others are filled in or no longer maintained. However, this is not true of Thonburi which lies on the …
The anti-government protests are all pervasive, and it’s hard to separate the two events – this may well be intentional – and protesters were inserting themselves into tourist snaps of Chinese characters. All part of history I guess and I wasn’t going to complain.
Just on the edge of Bangkok’s China Town is Wat Traimit, featuring this… Over 3 meters high and weighing about 5 and half tons, it was ‘discovered’ about 50 years ago; as the statue was being moved the plaster coating cracked revealing the inner gold structure.