Life On the Streets of BKK

Life On the Streets of BKK

Bangkok is many things to many people, but one thing that’s constant is the streets are always full of different things going on. It’s busy, it’s chaotic, but it’s such an exciting city. There is always something to see, to find, to simply enjoy. For the 4 years I lived there, I became the city girl I never knew I was!

Wherever you may wander in Bangkok, street vendors are a part of daily life, selling food and drinks to passersby. Unfortunately, the powers that be have removed some of them to make way for a “new” Bangkok – one where the streets are devoid of these people simply trying to make their living. For me, and I’m sure countless others, this is a tiny part of what makes Bangkok so appealing.

Things to see in Bangkok

These condo blocks are all over Bangkok. Home to many people, you’ll see satellite dishes amidst balconies full of drying clothes.

Things to see in Bangkok

There are many little shops like these selling flags, framed photos of their King – past and present – and other patriotic items.

And, down every little alley, you’ll find someone going about their daily business.

While Bangkok is generally a tourist destination, there are certain areas of the city where tourists flock. Banglamphu which is home to Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttri is teaming with backpackers and holidaymakers alike. But, some days are pleasantly quiet making it more pleasurable to explore.

Things to see in Bangkok

Over in Sathorn, business people are heading out to lunch.

Things to see in Bangkok

Others, painfully making their way through the notorious Bangkok traffic.

Things to see in Bangkok
Things to see in Bangkok

Or, taking a breather in the relentless heat.

There are kids chatting to friends while they wait for their ride home.

Things to see in Bangkok

And gentlemen walking home from the shops.

Things to see in Bangkok

Another thing I love about Bangkok is that many of its streets are lined with trees.

There is street art hidden down alleyways.

Things to see in Bangkok

There are so many vantage points.

And things to photograph.

Things to see in Bangkok

Then, there are the canals upon which the modern city has developed. It’s fascinating to think that these waterways were the main routes around the city all those years ago – some of them are still in use.

Not far from downtown Bangkok, you’ll find streets with no life! You’d be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere other than the international metropolis that is BKK!

Things to see in Bangkok

If you’re ever in Bangkok, you won’t have far to go to find a little street life!

For more Bangkok street life, check out these posts.

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