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30 Photos of Thai People on the Street in Bangkok

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Thai people roaming and working the streets of Bangkok are an eclectic collection of hustlers, monks and nomads. During a recent stay in Thailand’s largest city, I took photos of them. Check out my 30 favorite photos below.

 

Thai Women Selling Fish

Thai Women Selling Fish

 

Thai Sidewalk Dog

Sidewalk Dog

 

Thai Vendor Walking

Thai Vendor Walking

 

Monk Relaxing in the Park

Monk Relaxing in the Park

 

Thai People

Hip Young Thai Couple

 

Thai Pimp

Thai Pimp Relaxing

 

Thai Man Selling Jack Fruit

Thai Man Selling Delicious Jack Fruit (my favorite)

 

 

Thai People

Thai Woman Next to Dog

 

Thai Woman Cooking Pad Thai

Thai Woman Cooking Pad Thai

 

Thai Woman Smiling

Thai Woman Smiling 

 

Thai Guy Playing a Banjo

Thai Guy Playing a Banjo

 

Thai People

Young Thai Soldiers Waving

 

Thai Women Laughing

Thai Prostitutes Laughing

 

Thai People

Creepy Thai Man Wearing a Helmet

 

Monk Waiting for the Bus

Monk Waiting for the Bus

 

Thai People

Thai Man Sleeping

 

Thai Stray Dog Sleeping

Dog Sleeping

 

Thai Woman Selling Vegetables

Thai Woman Selling Vegetables

 

Thai People

Thai Man Waving

 

Thai People

Thai Fruit Vendor Wearing Crocs

 

Thai Man With No Arms or Legs

Thai Quadriplegic Collecting Money

 

Thai People

Thai Guy on River Boat Taxi

 

Thai Woman Waving

Thai Woman Waving

 

Thai Man Selling His Wares

Thai Man Selling His Wares

 

Thai People

Monk at the Market

 

Thai People

Thai Couple Arguing

 

Thai Woman Checking Herself Out

Thai Woman Checking Herself Out in the Mirror

 

Thai People

Thai Man Rubbing an Elephant Statue

 

Thai People

Thai Man Peddling His Wares

 

Thai Guy Saluting

Thai Guy Saluting

I took the route of capturing Thai people in leu of famous temples and wats for this fun little project. Bangkok’s historic religious and political landmarks are beautiful, no doubt. But the living, breathing Thai people braving it every day in Bangkok’s treacherous streets are fascinating in a different sense.

I’m lucky to have friends in Bangkok who let me crash at their apartment during my stay. While they taught ESL from 7:30-16:30, I was left to my own devices until they returned. Perfect opportunity to try out my new Canon T3i Rebel! Although it took a chunk out of my first teaching paycheck at 18,500 baht ($600 USD), a decent camera was a great investment for the blog.

Thanks for viewing my photos of Thai people and animals!

Wanna see more photos of Thai folks? Check out the Smiles of Thailand | Photo Essay on Nomadic Samuel.

Author: Kevin Cook

I want to inspire you to pursue your own dream of traveling and/or living overseas!

14 Comments

  1. Wow! Thailand really is the “Land of Smiles!” Almost every person was smiling but the monks, couple arguing and guy sleeping. The dog with spots looked like a pig. You sure that wasn’t a pig?
    Great pictures, great investment! Loved seeing your photos as much as you probably enjoyed taking them.

  2. I love the real life photos of real Thai people and animals! Did that come out right? I’m not creative in my wording but think u know what I’m saying, I love how real those pictures are, especially the Thai couple arguing. Very nice job beeg

  3. Excellent composition. Loved the photos.

  4. Enjoyed the pics! I’m interested in the jack fruit? Pineapple like? Have to see if I can get it at our Asian Mkt!?

    • Jackfruit is my new favorite fruit. It’s like a mix between banana and mango. The best part – it’s abundant in this part of the world so it’s outrageously cheap.

  5. Great work here, Pops. I’m really enjoying following along on your adventures over there (you’re a very talented writer & photog). These pictures are phenomenal — and they’ve basically convinced me to invest in a Canon HD camera in the near future. Keep up the great work, it’s a fun read!

  6. Love the pics and the adventure! John always said that I would love the street side foods – after seeing your pictures, I think I would too! You have a gift Kevin!

  7. Very interesting blog and photos! I’m a Thai living in San Francisco. Just want to correct one of your captions. The teenagers in one of the pictures are not soldiers. They are Army Reserve Force students. High school male students in Thailand are required to join a 20 week training program for 3 years. By doing so, they are exempted from the conscription.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Reserve_Force_Students

    Also, the ladies in the picture below the army reserve students do not look like prostitutes. They look just like regular ladies hanging out on the sidewalk.

    • Thanks for the clarification on the soldiers! Many of my students also wore similar uniforms, so it all makes sense in hindsight. About the prostitutes… They asked if I wanted “boom boom,” so that’s how I could tell.

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