Typical streets of Bangkok
• The typical streets of Bangkok
Bangkok became my gateway to Southeast Asia. The essential feature of this region and these latitudes is a sub-equatorial climate.
And before you go on a virtual tour of the Thai capital, the reader who has never been in Southeast Asia, it is necessary to imagine that the feelings he was sweltering in the tropical greenhouse with a temperature above 30 degrees and high humidity.
Presented? And now we go for a walk around the city!
Correct to a record of Bangkok to begin with the name of the city. Not accidentally Thai children are taught the official name of its capital still at school - it consists of 139 characters (the Thai alphabet, no spaces) in the translation sounds like this: "the city of angels, the great city, the city - eternal treasure, the impregnable city of Indra, the God , the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious stones, happy city, full of abundance grand Royal Palace that resembles the divine abode where reigns reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built Vishvakarman "(Wee s).
Krungtep (City of Angels) - another name for the city. It turns out that Bangkok - Asia is Los Angeles. The very same word "Bang Kok" means "village where the olives grow."
A few more numbers. The city was founded in 1782, lives here bangkoktsev 7-8 million, it is divided into 50 districts.
In the subway to buy a ticket in one direction only, no options for the whole day. One trip 20-30 baht. Money is regarded as very simple: 1 baht is 1 ruble.
If you look at the top of Bangkok and mentally divide it into two halves by rail, the left (west) half of the city will belong to the historical center. Several subway lines are only in the right (eastern) part of the city.
on the platform.
In the subway at the entrance to some stations need to pass through a metal detector and show the contents of the bag.
Another form of transport - colorful bright cab.
In general, taxi drivers, caught on the street, trying to transport passengers with disabled taximeter. These should be avoided so as not to overpay double the price. In a normal taxi (stopping cars with TAXI-METER sign) the minimum fare of about 35-50 baht. English taxi drivers say it does not matter.
Your assumptions on the value of the first icon?
In Thailand drive on the left.
Another form of transport.
How is it possible to stay?
But the most traditional kind - it auto-rickshaw or tuk-tuk. In my subjective feeling, honest mototaksistov extremely small, so do not let us deceive ourselves and be always vigilant.
And so the tuk-tuks are very cool.
Before entering not to park.
These are not everywhere, and patterns of the Thai alphabet is usually not helpful in determining the location. In difficult cases, it helps to navigate the phone, but enjoyable all the same usual chat with the locals.
A typical pattern.
Important Buddhist element.
95% of the Thai Theravada Buddhist schools.
In one of the temples.
Buddhist Temple "Wat Arun" (Thai. วัด อรุณ) on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
Superman and Buddha statues.
The transition option.
Street vending, street treats and catering:
Elephants - are considered sacred national symbol of the country.
At the gates of the royal palace.
At the railway station.
A few typical pictures of Bangkok.