Day 157

Some more photos from my time in Bangkok – Chao Phraya River tour.


Traditional passenger ferry on the Chao Phraya River.


The Krungthep Wing of the Shangri-La Hotel.


On the left is ICONSIAM, a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River that include shopping malls with luxury brands, cinemas, indoor floating market, museum, theatre and the list goes on.  The two towers in the centre, residential buildings and part of ICONSIAM, are the 70 floor Magnolia Waterfront Residences and 52 floor The Residences at Mandarin Oriental. Far right is the Millennium Hilton Hotel.


Boats moored under canopies on the Chao Phraya River near the Old Customs House, with the King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper, the tower I referred to yesterday looking like it had been built by a child with Lego, in the background.


Residential properties built on stilts.


The property on the right seems to been well constructed with proper roofing.


Some properties look in better shape than others.


I suppose if you can’t build up the only solution is to build out and in this case over the Chao Phraya River.


Phra Pok Klao Bridge over the Chao Phraya River with skyscrapers dominating the city skyline behind.


The large white chedi at Wat Prayoon Temple.


Wat Arun Temple on the banks of Chao Phraya River.


View looking down the Chao Phraya River at the high rise buildings.


The Grand Palace as seen from Chao Phraya River.


Decorative and ornate roofs and spires on the palace buildings.


Typical wooden waterside houses.


You can see from the change in the colour of the wooden stilts how high the Chao Phraya River rises with the tide.


Some of the houses on stilts look dilapidated and could fall into the water at anytime.


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