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Bangkok Thailand: Another city shrine, this one containing a statue of a god with four faces and four arms.


Bangkok Thailand: Exterior view of the $25 Grace Hotel where I stayed while in Bangkok. I'd been there several days before discovering it is located smack dab in the middle of the Arab quarter and the hotel catered to middle eastern travelers... including at least one Iraqi.


Bangkok Thailand: A fiew of the buildings along the banks of the river during my hour boat trip up the river.


Bangkok Thailand: Typical street scene in Chinatown.


Bangkok Thailand: One of the devotees paying respect at a sidewalk shrine.


Bangkok Thailand: Shrine with statue of Ganesha, the elephant deity known as the Remover of Obstacles.


Bangkok Thailand: Motorcycle powered delivery "truck."


Bangkok Thailand: Ferryboat dock with one of the tour boats waiting for passengers.


Bangkok Thailand: Temple at a Buddhist seminary.


Bangkok Thailand: One of the fast taxi boats.


Bangkok Thailand: At a Buddhist seminary.


Bangkok Thailand: Christmas shoppers mob the Malls during December in Thailand.

 

 

29 November - 10 December 2002

Hello from Bangkok Thailand.

This stop kept me in the city eleven days to take care of several medical needs: dental, ear pain, and comprehensive physical checkup. My right ear has been causing discomfort since before I left on this current excursion. The excellent Bumrungrad Hospital offers a very affordable ($400) physical checkup and dental services are a bargain by comparison with costs back home. During my seven month exploration of Southeast Asia I passed through Bangkok several times, taking many photos during each visit. If you are crazy about photographs taken around Bangkok, you might want to check out my several other pages for trips in other years as well.

Peace

Fred L Bellomy

 


Bangkok Thailand: Details of the offerings placed in front of one of the pictures of the king located near the Nana district Skytrain terminal.


Bangkok Thailand: Another little shrine tucked in among some shrubs.


Bangkok Thailand: A newspaper article about the Bumrungrad Hospital where I got "the works." Their very affordable ($275) Comprehensive Health Checkup Package would have cost eight times that much in Santa Barbara.


Bangkok Thailand: A poster showing the world wide locations of JCI Accredited Hospitals of which the Bumrungrad is one.


Bangkok Thailand: There really are a lot of monks riding the boats from one temple to another located along the river bank. I think they ride free.


Bangkok Thailand: A fiew of the buildings along the banks of the river during my hour boat trip up the river.


Bangkok Thailand: Some of the elegant offerings placed at each of the shrines; this one near the World Trade Center. In addition to all the food I noticed a package of cigarettes in this collection!


Bangkok Thailand: Information about Ganesha near the shrine.


Bangkok Thailand: One of the ferryboats running up and down the river near Bangkok.


Bangkok Thailand: Passengers on a ferryboat that took me an hour up the river.


Bangkok Thailand: Christmas shoppers mob the Malls during December in Thailand.

 
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Bangkok Thailand: One of the hundreds of small shrines scattered around the city.


Bangkok Thailand: A devout girl placing a flower offering at the shrine of Ganesha.


Bangkok Thailand: Another view of the Ganesha shrine with details of some of the offerings.


Bangkok Thailand: Another city shrine, this one containing a statue of a god/goddess with four faces and four arms.


Bangkok Thailand: Exterior view of the $25 Grace Hotel where I stayed while in Bangkok.


Bangkok Thailand: Segregation on the riverboats of Bangkok... or is it privilege of the calling?


Bangkok Thailand: Every ferry has several of these reminders to let the monks sit down. Still, I saw many yellow robes standing in clusters.


Bangkok Thailand: Typical shot of street vendors in Chinatown.


Bangkok Thailand: No. This is not the fixings for a picnic: just some of the elegant offerings placed at this street shrine; this one near the World Trade Center.


Bangkok Thailand: Offerings at the alter by the statue of Ganesha.


Bangkok Thailand: At the riverfront.


Bangkok Thailand: Near the ferryboat dock I spotted this flotsam.


Bangkok Thailand: Temple at a Buddhist seminary.


Bangkok Thailand: Christmas shoppers mob the Malls during December in Thailand.

 

Reference photo: author
 August 2002
 

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