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Chinatown

Posted date:  June 28, 2006
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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:

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There are heaps of markets in this part of town and delivery guys can be found everywhere:

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I moved on to Yaowarat Soi 16, also known as Trok Itsaranuphap, the heart of Chinatown’s main market:

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Where, among other things, you can buy roast duck:

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Fish:

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Tofu:

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Teacups for Chinese tea:

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And pomelos (the thong dii variety, as indicated on the peel):

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The market is really narrow and you’re constantly being passed by delivery people, motorcycles and people pushing carts:

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A lot like outside actually, this on Thanon Charoen Krung:

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A streetside breakfast of kaphoh plaa, fish stomach soup:

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More photos from this shoot, although somewhat less food-related, can be found at my Flikr account, here.


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