Thursday, July 22, 2010

Saswadee To Bangkok ...

We arrived Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok about 10.30 pm. But the time we get off from the airplane to the exit area and the time waiting for our luggage took us about an hour. My cousin was there to receive us and drove us to China Town for supper. It’s was already past midnight, and the traffics in Bangkok was still heavy and jammed. I totally forgotten about the unrest situation in Bangkok. I was told that we are just about 2 LRT stations away from the anti-government protest zones. But life seems to be normal from where we were and no curfew nor army to be seen as reported by the media except nearby the airport area.

After supper we moved on to my cousin’s house located at Nakhom Pathom. For the next 3 days, we’ll be staying and visiting most of the places in Nakhom Pathom to avoid the troops and the Seah Daeng also called the anti-government red shirts protesters.

Our first destination is the Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market. We left the house at about 6 am because the activities at the Floating Market starts during the early morning.

23 comments:

Pak Zawi said...

Lim,
It is amazing that it is business as usual at the floating market despite the turbulence in the City of Bangkok. Even the foreign tourists are there.

ilovepink1078 said...

This is nice and interesting place to experience.
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lotusleaf said...

Very interesting tour of the Floating Market.Thanks for sharing.

stan said...

I was at the watermarket just 2 years ago. The area has quite a character I must say.

Carolyn Ford said...

This is such an awesome post. Thank you for sharing this part of the world. This is a place I would surely love to visit.

Al said...

Fascinating, I've never seen anything like this. There's not much water where I live.

Hilda said...

That is such a fascinating river market! They sell almost everything! I hope that someday I'll get to experience something like this for myself, but until then, thanks for sharing these with us.

Roger Owen Green said...

This looks like a fun trip.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Annelie said...

Wow! I just HAVE to go there some day!

Annelie E, ABC Wednesday team

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are amazing photos! They're so cultural, photos I would expect to find in National Geographic magazine. Beautiful.

Jingle said...

beautiful tour in water...

Shey said...

I've never been to a floating market and this looks like fun. Would love to experience that someday. :)

Shey said...

I've never been to a floating market and this looks like fun. Would love to experience that someday. :)

Lesa said...

So interesting-- my brother traveled in Thailand last year but never mentioned a floating market-- I would love to float and shop!

Lesa said...

So interesting-- my brother traveled in Thailand last year but never mentioned a floating market-- I would love to float and shop!

J Bar said...

Great photos and a great post for the watery theme.

gunknitter said...

Incredable and fantastic photos!

Gunnar said...

I liked these photos very much, thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

Thanks, you took me back to my trip with the family. The durians were yummy.

Jama said...

I love the floating market, a wonderful sights with all the peddler boats.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm glad I got to see these again. They're wonderful!

Roger Owen Green said...

intriguing
wondering what the j was
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Christine said...

Truly amazing photos. Could the J have been for Traffic Jam? I've never seen boat traffic like this!