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April 16th 2013
Published: April 16th 2013
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Over Chinese New Year my parents flew to Asia and we spent 10 lovely days in sunny Thailand. Here are the pictures of our time in Bangkok. Becky came with us and it was quite exciting because it was her first time going out of China. Bangkok is a crazy city that never sleeps. We arrived extremely late the first night but the streets were filled with people shopping, eating out, dancing, drinking, smoking the hookah... Bangkok is extremely colorful. From the neon street signs, the golden temples, the local ladies' (boys'😉 dresses, the culinary specialties, or the blue sky, Bangkok dazzled us! I understand that many find this city noisy, polluted, dirty, but I live in China... and the contrasts (even if they are often shocking) are what make Bangkok fascinating.

We walked a lot. We visited some amazing temples (Wat Pho and Wat Arun on the river) and of course strolled around the many markets. It actually seems like the whole city is a gigantic market of food, clothes, souvenirs, antiques, handicraft... What a fun bustling city! I hope you enjoy the pics!

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la famille a Bangkok

First trip to Thailand for my parents. I think they are planning on coming back soon!
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1ere soiree a Bangkok dans le quartier de Nana

des vendeurs ambulants de partout!
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Premiere soiree et on se rend vite compte que Bangkok est en fait un enorme marche

Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. It is ranked third in international visitors in MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index, after London and Paris, with 12.2 million visitors projected to arrive in 2012. It also ranks third in international visitor spending, with 19.3 billion dollars projected for 2012, after London and New York.
vous avez le choix...vous avez le choix...
vous avez le choix...

Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife. Although Bangkok's sex tourism scene is well known to foreigners, it is usually not openly acknowledged by locals or the government.
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au travail sur le trottoir

Bangkok has a population of 8 million people, 14 million in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
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petit massage sur le trottoir

it's possible to get a massage in Thailand anywhere and anytime!
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centre ville pres du Grand Palais

The culture of Bangkok reflects its position as Thailand's centre of wealth and modernization. The city has long been the portal of entry of Western concepts and material goods, which have been adopted and blended with Thai values to various degrees by its residents.
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Ballade a Bangkok

A distinct feature of Bangkok is the ubiquity of street vendors selling goods ranging from food items to clothing and accessories. It has been estimated that the city may have over 100,000 hawkers. While the BMA has authorized the practice in 287 sites, the majority of activity in another 407 sites takes place illegally. Although they take up pavement space and block pedestrian traffic, many of the city's residents depend on these vendors for their meals, and the BMA's efforts to curb their numbers have largely been unsuccessful (wikipedia)
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on y vend de tout

des couleurs encore et encore
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Bangkok et le roi

Bhumibol Adulyadej is the reigning King of Thailand. He is known as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.

9th May 2013

Merci pour les photos !
ça me rappelle de très bons souvenirs, nous avions beaucoup aimé la Thaïlande !

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