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    Old Slides Bangkok Sunday Market

    Some photos from a vacation in Thailand in the mid seventies, probably 1974.

    I loved that huge sunday market near the Kings Palace. I wonder if it still exists, but probably not. It must be prime real estate.

    It was a perfect place to observe people. The first batch

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    The space was enormous. There were stalls for almost everything and in the middle enough empty space to fly kites and play football at the same time.

    Foodstuff on sale.








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    All kind of other items











    I love this next photo even if it is completely out of focus.



    A goose in focus this time


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    keep em coming!!!

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    i 2nd that. Love to see more. Why am i not surprised to see nothing has changed in the 36 years since these photo's were taken. Apart from the dress sense, everything is the same.

    Deffo land stuck in time

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    Brilliant! I love the wonderful hue to the colours giving it the authentic 70's look!!

    Thanks for taking the time to post them. More please.

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    This was nice, do u have more??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    I loved that huge sunday market near the Kings Palace. I wonder if it still exists, but probably not. It must be prime real estate.
    The location of the Sunday Market as you knew it it from the the pics you posted has long since moved to the MoChit area, last (or 1st stop of the Sky Train) and is now, as most know, referred to as the Chatachuck Market.

    The wife remembers going to the market with her grandmother when it was outside the grand palace.... and BTW, I was down at that area last week and noticed that there is blockage to the park area as it seems they are going to place grass, fix it up and give it an appearance of something like Lumpini Park.
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    Its Sanam Luang, where the old weekend market used to be. I remember it well. Got on a bus going the wrong way and was lost in Thonburi for hours.

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    Excellent pics, thank you for sharing. Not much seems to have changed over the years, they could have been took yesterday. The hue on the pics gives a fantastic "newsreel" or "Bygone" look and feel.

    More please

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    Great thread, love the pics....

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    Great pics, thanks for taking the time posting them!

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    Thanks for the encouragement.

    There will be more but it takes time. I have only just started digitizing my slides. There are app 1500 of them. 200 are from old Thailand.

    There are also some from the Philippines. Maybe some are ok to go into the Philippines Forum.

    I am getting nostalgic going through the old stuff. Even if nobody else is ever to look through them it is worth the effort as it reminds me of those times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    Why am i not surprised to see nothing has changed in the 36 years since these photo's were taken. Apart from the dress sense, everything is the same.

    Deffo land stuck in time

    Was thinking the same myself.

    Looking forward to seeing more.

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    Thanks for posting and a great thread.

    Keep them coming.

    Notice then a complete absence of plastic bowls, instead the people are using enamel ware.

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    Old Slides Bangkok Chao Phraya river and Klongs

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    Notice then a complete absence of plastic bowls, instead the people are using enamel ware.
    You picked up a real difference there.

    Markets look the same no matter when and where. Two days ago I was at a market in Berlin with mainly Turkish vendors. Very similar in many ways.

    Going on with the next installment: Now it is Chao Phraya River and Klongs.

    Living at the river



    Do they still have these fishing nets in the Bangkok area? I am sure they still exist in the countryside.


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    River traffic



    Traffic police


    Those engines with the fixed propellers were dangerous weapons. Here somebody helps clear the propeller of our boat from some water plants.


    Huge engines and extremely noisy.

    A river taxi
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    By the river

    Old wooden ships with families living on them.




    There was some flooding due to moderate high water. Children enjoying the water anyway.


    Some construction work near the river.

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    Vendors on the river




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    Thats great stufff-----thanks

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    Thanks for sharing the pic's, awesome.

    Cheers, Rick

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    Bloody hell, what a blast to see some pics from all those years ago. Simply awesome.

    I recon the Thai people must of been brilliant in those days towards us Farangs simply because they wouldn't of been tainted by all the farang scum running around.

    Would of loved to be there in those days.
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    Nice pics. Thanks

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    Great pics! I spent a couple of months in Thailand in 1971 - it hasn't changed much, has it! I was staying in a cheap Chinese hotel near Hualamphong station for a while, and I seem to remember that at that time it was surrounded by a warren of food stalls selling cheap and tasty dishes - I would eat there most evenings. It seems a little sterile by comparison now.

    Keep those pics coming! I think they are meeting with universal approval!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    I recon the Thai people must of been brilliant in those days towards us Farangs simply because they wouldn't of been tainted by all the farang scum running around.
    There were scams and I fell stupidly for one, cost me a few hundred Baht.

    And there was one strange small travel agency next to my hotel.
    They had signs offering to process visa extensions. I asked them and they told me, yes we do it but it is way too expensive. Very easy to do it yourself. They wrote me the address in Thai for the taxi driver and reminded me to take the address of my hotel in Thai for the return trip.
    Next I asked for the offered Tourist Bus ride to Chiang Mai. Again they answered yes we offer them but it is way too expensive. Just use the regular First Class bus service from the bus terminal. They are as good as the Tourist Bus and much cheaper.
    Nice way to conduct business.

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