Bangkok’s Chinatown, known in Thai as yaowaraat, is probably the most hectic and crazy district in a hectic and crazy city. I went there this morning and had an amazingly productive shoot; it’s almost hard not to shoot something interesting here!
I started on the main street, Thanon Yaowarat. This photo has been taken many times before, but I still like it:
There are heaps of markets in this part of town and delivery guys can be found everywhere:
I moved on to Yaowarat Soi 16, also known as Trok Itsaranuphap, the heart of Chinatown’s main market:
Where, among other things, you can buy roast duck:
Teacups for Chinese tea:
And pomelos (the thong dii variety, as indicated on the peel):
The market is really narrow and you’re constantly being passed by delivery people, motorcycles and people pushing carts:
A lot like outside actually, this on Thanon Charoen Krung:
A streetside breakfast of kaphoh plaa, fish stomach soup:
More photos from this shoot, although somewhat less food-related, can be found at my Flikr account, here.