Thursday Doors: Bangkok

Two weeks past, I disembarked a plane and was greeted by the gentle even whispered greeting “Sawadika.”  Walking through the concourse of the Bangkok airport, the Kingdom of Thailand welcomed me back.  I’ve been away for some time.  It was nice to return for a visit to the City of Angels or Krungthep [กรุงเทพมหานคร] as it is called in the Thai language.

Romping around the streets of Bangkok, I was struck anew with the exotic mixture of East meets West.

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The coolest door I found in Bangkok served as the entrance to a famous Indian restaurant called Indus Contemporary Indian Dining.

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After asking the owner of the restaurant if I could take a photo of his door, I continued walking down the street.  The best way to see Bangkok is to get out of the taxi as the traffic is terrible and walk.  Seeing this intricate gate that led to a government building, I took the photo fast thinking I would get scolded by the guard.  Instead, I received a big smile and a pleasant “Sawadika.”  I also needed to be quick to avoid the beeping taxis and honking Tuk Tuks (a three-wheel taxi) that drove by in a steady stream.

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The artwork on the side of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are copies of famous street art paintings found is various out of the way parts of Bangkok.

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A main attraction for Bangkok is the street vendors and the fun food stands.

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Christmas arrived in Bangkok while I was there and markets were set-up around the city.

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Here’s more fun shots taken while wandering around Bangkok.

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With hands pressed together as if in prayer, fingertips touched to my forehead and a slight bow at my waist, I say to you in the breathy Thai language, “Kapkunka” for stopping by and reading this post!

 (Inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out.)
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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Great door selection and I really enjoyed the walk. I see what you mean about the mix of East and West. 🙂

    janet

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Fascinating mix of both worlds. Nicely done. I hope the restaurant owner was sufficiently proud of the fact that people want to take pictures of his door – it truly is a special one 🙂

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    1. Thank you Norm! I hope you are feeling better. The owner gave me a big smile and a thumbs up, but didn’t want to be in the photo (hehe).

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    Certainly seems like a fun place to wander around!

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    1. It certainly is and the people are lovely too. 🙂

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  4. Suvi says:

    What a great collection of doors! I really enjoyed taking this tour of BKK with you!

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  5. Create Space says:

    I love the pinky-red door with beautiful blooms and shuttered window…so welcoming! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was part of the Christmas market that was going up. It’s a lot of fun to see other cultures take on the holiday! Thanks for commenting. =)

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  6. Ann Coleman says:

    I have never been to Bangkok, but your post makes it look so interesting! Thanks for sharing the story of your travels with us. There is so much in this world I still want to see, but in the meantime, I love reading about the journeys that others have taken, especially when they are accompanied by such high-quality photos!

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    1. You are very sweet Ann, I sincerely appreciate your encouragement. Have a wonderful day!!

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  7. whisper says:

    I love your concept, interesting for reading, like being there. Have to add I just love your photos.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement, especially coming from someone who’s photography is gorgeous. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thank you also for following my blog! Have a wonderful day! =)

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      1. whisper says:

        Thank you dear for your visit and kind words, and follow of course. I think I’ll get stuck on your blog for a while reading other posts 🙂

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  8. kadynomlid says:

    Hi! Im Kadyn, I have bipolar depression and have just started my own blog. Please join me on my journey! kadynomlid.wordpress.com

    I love Thai culture as I am half Thai and learning more about my culture everyday!

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    1. I’m so sorry that you struggle with this, but glad you are writing. I have found writing to be a wonderful sort of “therapy,” if you don’t mind me saying so. I will certainly follow your blog, look forward to seeing you here! =) Have a wonderful day!

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      1. kadynomlid says:

        Thank you Brenda! I look forward to our connection

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  9. Lovely pictures, there’s so much diversity in details and colours in Bangkok!

    https://2weekendwanderers.com

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    1. There really is! Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed the photos. =)

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