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Old Jan 3, 2008, 4:15 PM   #1
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Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of pictures from my recent photographic adventure to Thailand.

If you have missed any of the previous sets does a search for Thailand Part

Comments welcome. Enjoy!
The Rama VIII Bridge Built in 2002 ~ Chao Phraya River Bangkok



Chao Phraya Express

The boats in Bangkok are an efficient way to escape traffic jams. Express boats navigate on the Chao Phraya River, which crosses Bangkok from north to south. Passengers have to pay attention when they go on board or leave the boat, it can be slippery and sometimes dangerous. Sometimes the boat makes a touch-and-go only. A man whistles to indicate that passengers can board or leave.


Chao Phraya Express Passengers
People use the ferry to get to work and do their daily chores. The tourists if they are astute use it to go between many of Bangkok's attractions because the street traffic in Bangkok, from 7.00 – 18.00, is unhealthy, and in a constant grid lock.
Notice the two cell women



Koh Kret Island
Koh Kret is an island in the Chao Phraya River, 20 km north of Bangkok in Nonthaburi Province. The island dates 1722, when a canal was constructed as a shortcut to bypass a bend in the Om Kret branch of the Chao Phraya river. As the canal was widened several times, the section cut off eventually became a separate island.


The island continues to serve as a refuge to the Mon tribes who dominated central Thailand between the 6th and 10th centuries and have retained a distinct identity in their flavor of Buddhism and their pottery.

Our trip to Ko Kret

1. Took BTS/Skytrain to Saphin Taksin located near Central Pier (35 baht PP)
2. Took Chao Phraya Express Boat (orange flag) to Pier 30, Nonthaburi Pier, 1-hour trip (13 baht PP)
3. Hired private long tail boat to take to Ko Kret (400 baht 3 hours)
4. Walked around and ate lunch at a wondeful place on the water. (6 baht pp)


Total 508baht $15.00USD



Ko Kret women relaxing in the shade


Ko Kret Women washing dishes



Catching Dinner Ko Kret





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Old Jan 3, 2008, 6:00 PM   #2
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Enjoyed Part 5, too!!!
Interesting perspective on the suspension bridge!
Also ... I really like "people shots"!
Well done ... and thanks, again, for sharing.
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Nice captures Lovelife, the bridge perspective looks good.

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Old Jan 4, 2008, 11:10 AM   #4
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WindRowe wrote:
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Enjoyed Part 5, too!!!
Interesting perspective on the suspension bridge!
Also ... I really like "people shots"!
Well done ... and thanks, again, for sharing.
Manymore people shots to come.
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Nice captures Lovelife, the bridge perspective looks good.

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