One of the coolest things you can do in Bangkok, besides exploring its vibrant fresh markets, is to buy a 15 Baht ticket (about 50 U.S. cents) and hop on the Chao Phraya Express for a ride up the Chao Phraya river. It’s one of the most wonderful ways to get a feel for everyday Bangkok life.
I jumped on board this bustling local ferry on a late afternoon hoping to capture the city skyline against a fiery sunset. It was a grey overcast day with no sun in sight but – unknowingly – I was treated to a more magical spectacle when the day came to a close and all the beautifully illuminated pagoda boats lit up the horizon, unveiling a moody and glimmering cityscape.
A lesson in effortless style. Love the way his robe is delicately draped over his shoulder and peeks under his arm.
Close up on the beautiful local fantail boats.
In exquisite company.
That inimitable sartorial Bangkok style.
The spectacular Rama VIII Suspension Bridge. Pure architectural genius.
Breathtaking from every angle.
A street style photographer’s paradise.
Stillness amidst the hustle and bustle.
Good night Bangkok…
7 thoughts on “Up Chao Phraya River, Bangkok”
The architecture in Bangkok is epic!
Reminds me of the gondolas in Venice 🙁 I miss home.
You had a boat ride with monks? How cool is that?! Although in Bangkok I guess that is pretty much normal to them lol
I bet it doesnt light up like my beloved NY City!
I heard that Bangkok is one of themost affordable and popular vacation spots in Asia. Where else did you go?
My friends told me about these scenic boat trips by the harbor…
Now tha’s what I’m talking about – the nightlife! Did you get to party in Bangkok Ndoema?