Southeast Asia Backpacking 2018

Bangkok


Funerary building on Sanam Luang


Funerary building on Sanam Luang


Bugs on the floor of the Queen's Gallery (Yes, those are Volkswagen 'bug' parts!)
ReadyMyth: Demoncrazy by Thai artist Panya Vijinthanasarn


Buddha Lotus (2017)
Car parts also make a nifty lotus flower!


Detail from Thailand in the Future, also in the Queen's Gallery


Central tower of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)


One of the four corner towers of Wat Arun


Birth of the Buddha-to-be
Niches contain four main events of the Buddha's life


View from Wat Arun of the Chao Phraya River with distant Temple of the
Emerald Buddha on left and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) on right


Newly crowned King Rama 10 on the CAT Telecom Building
(view from Chao Phraya River)


The old Customs Building, now abandoned


Indonesian dance at Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre


Indonesian dance from Kalimantan (Borneo)


Indonesian dance


Indonesian dance


Barong (Indonesian dance)


Some of the nine levels of the Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre!


A clever sign in a hallway of my guesthouse


A replica of the replica crown presented to the French court


Siamese ambassadors bow to Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie on June 27, 1861
by French painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme (1864)
You can see the original replica crown on right foreground.


King Naresuan the Great (twice life size)
(Sculpture Hall, Silpakorn University)


Sculpture Hall, Silpakorn University


Sculpture Hall, Silpakorn University


Some of Bangkok's pretty old buildings have survived in the concrete jungle!


Half Dead Giant (detail; 2017) by Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso at Tang Gallery


Shrouds Have No Pockets (2017) by Entang Wiharso at Tang Gallery

On to Brunei