Features of Thailand in pictures - Part 1

I already wrote about my first impressions of chiang maiwhere a little touched features of Thailand. Now I would like to add to that post (I will repeat something), as well as additionally post some photos that remained in my archives and were not included in other articles. Of course, I do not pretend to the fullness of all the features, there are many more of them, and we have already written about something in our articles. Some collective post ...

By the way, there is still a moment, the closer tothe resort, the less thai everything becomes. In general, I noticed that the resorts are similar to each other - hotels, cafe-restaurants, tourists. There is a good week on the beach, but no more. The country is not there to see and understand that in Thailand, in Turkey, in Egypt (it wasn’t at other resorts, but I don’t think it will be necessary). When we lived on the island of Phuket, we really felt this, despite the fact that we did not live in a resort area. It hurts different from the north of Thailand for its atmosphere. Therefore, the features of Thailand I will have are mainly associated with Chiang Mai.

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Motobike and pedestrians

Walking is very annoying, as the sidewalksHardly ever. The first time you rush past motorbikes. Traffic in major cities is terrible. Old mopeds not only rumble, but also spew clouds of gray smoke. In small cities in this plan easier. And if you become a full participant in the road (how to rent a bike), so at once you stop noticing all this, despite the large number of scooters scurrying around. Especially if driving itself is a pleasure.

Bike parking

Bike parking

A bunch of bikes

A bunch of bikes

On a bike in a suit

On a bike in a suit

One of the few sidewalks in Chiang Mai

One of the few sidewalks in Chiang Mai

Pedestrian crossings in Thai style

Pedestrian crossings in Thai style

On the streets of Phuket

On the streets of Phuket

Thailand for little people

Thailand for little people

On the Sang-Theo often go on footboards

On the Sang-Theo often go on footboards

Internet cafe

They are everywhere, on every corner. All the correct Thais sit in the evenings in the Internet cafe. What they do there, I do not know, probably in the game are cut. It is still a mystery why not to do this at home, because the Internet is accessible to all.

Internet cafe in Chiang Mai

Internet cafe in Chiang Mai

Internet at the railway station - payment by coins

Internet at the railway station - payment by coins

Thai keyboard

Thai keyboard

Water and laundry

There is a very convenient way to buy water - onThe streets are automatic, where you throw a coin, and you get cheap and kind of clean water (1 ruble-1 liter). In the south, are less common, and in Chiang Mai everywhere. You can also buy large white bottles with water (inside 15 liters).

No less common and laundry. They can be immediately noticed by a large number of clothes hanging on hangers, I first confused with the shops. There are two types - just washing machines with self-service (20-30 rub wash, found everywhere in Chiang Mai) or full service - washing + ironing (50-70 rub / kg, everywhere). We did not try the second option, as someone told us that Thais add a lot of laundry detergent, and it wasn’t necessary.

Water machine

Water machine

Free water at the bus station

Free water at the bus station

Laundry just in the form of washing machines

Laundry just in the form of washing machines

Laundry - clothes dry outside

Laundry - clothes dry outside

Food

Most of Thailand’s population is busyfood production. Staying hungry is unreal, food is everywhere. The streets are stuck with makashnits (motorcycle with a sidecar) selling everything from fried meat to fruit. The stove is also located in this wheelchair, and, as a rule, is a gas cylinder and a burner. Cafe with tables is not less common. I know, not everyone likes Thai cuisine, but we trudged in our time. About cafe in Thailand read our article.

Large pans with food

Large pans with food

Skaters near the Ford Motor Show

Skaters near the Ford Motor Show

Offering to the Buddha

Offering the Buddha to every home

Accommodation locals

Many Thais live in simple housing, or, ifrougher to say in the barracks. As I understand it, this is due to the low standard of living of the local population. On the other hand, how much is necessary when it is warm all year round, and only rain brings inconvenience. By the way, I looked several times at the non-barrack Thai houses when the door was ajar, and I was surprised at the almost empty room without furniture.

Phuket barracks

Phuket barracks

Soon there will be a new condominium

Soon there will be a new condominium

Sanitation and garbage

Regarding unsanitary conditions, rumors are exaggerated. Yes, of course, there is rubbish, it sometimes smells on the streets (near the edals, as a rule), and in some places the waste merges into the gutters, but this all fades before what you feel and get in this country. I want to go back to India to compare. They say there, absolutely everything in this regard is unusual. In any case, Asia is Asia, she either likes it or not.

Washes a child near the hut

Washes a child near the hut

Sleeps in white day

Sleeps in white day

Narrow streets of Chiang Mai

Narrow streets of Chiang Mai

Holidays

Thais have a lot of holidays and, accordingly,days off per year. They celebrate both their holidays and some European ones. All holidays are large-scale and celebrated throughout the country. An essential attribute of any event is the eating and launching of sky lanterns. Most of all, of course, remembered Songran, with his splashes, fun, and watering each other.

Exhibitions and all kinds of hand made fairs are generally held every week.

Thai New Year Songkran - Direct Hit

Thai New Year Songkran - Direct Hit

Flower Buddha, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower Buddha, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Children launch lanterns in the sky - Loy Kratong and Yi Peng Festival

Children launch lanterns in the sky - Loy Kratong and Yi Peng Festival

At Night Bazar in Chiang Mai

At Night Bazar in Chiang Mai

Night Dancing Girl at Night Bazar

Night Dancing Girl at Night Bazar

Temples, Monks and Sights

The main attractions are temples of different shapes and colors, one more beautiful than the other. Some of them are significantly different from the rest, like White Temple in Chiang Rai or wooden temple of truth in pattaya. Honestly, after some time you stopperceive them as a landmark, and if you come there, you just want to be there for a while, sit, think, and not take pictures and look around.

There are also parks with sculptures on religious and philosophical topics, as well as national natural parks with waterfalls and hot springs.

White Temple in Thailand (Wat Rong Khung)

White Temple in Thailand (Wat Rong Khung)

Temple of Truth in Pattaya

Temple of Truth in Pattaya

Brilliant temples of Thailand

Typical temple in Chiang Mai

Monks go everywhere in the city

Monks go everywhere in the city

And often go barefoot

And often go barefoot

Morning exercise - monks gather for food

Morning exercise - monks gather for food

Old monk at the bus station

Old monk at the bus station

Some bus stations have a personal pen for monks.

Some bus stations have a personal pen for monks.

Farangi and sex tourism

It is also exaggerated opinion about Thailand, how aboutcountry of sexual debauchery. Sex tourism, of course, is developed, but it is mainly in Pattaya, in the rest of the country it is hardly noticeable or not noticeable at all. Most of all, of course, are striking, couples differing strongly in age ... And lady-battles (they are also called electronics), on the contrary, are not noticeable at all, and sometimes only by their voice one can understand who you are dealing with.

Farang and Thai

Farang and Thai

Farang and secret dash

Farang and secret dash

The club is not for everyone

The club is not for everyone

It may well be that it is ladyboy. All low

It may well be that it is ladyboy. All low

Smiles, safety and people

They really smile, just like that. And it is very nice. In general, in my opinion, they do it sincerely, for the most part. Perhaps because it is completely non-aggressive because of its Buddhist religion. In thai new year Songkranedrunk Thais got to kiss me and notsort things out. This atmosphere of friendliness is very much lacking here in Russia. Yes, there are crimes, attacks on foreigners, and theft, as without it, but I never felt as safe anywhere as in Thailand.

Of course, to judge which Thais in general, I do notI can, since we were not friends with any of the Thais, and did not penetrate deeply into their lives. Therefore, how it is to live with them side by side for a long time, I do not know. In terms of wintering, quite comfortable.

Drunken Thais climb cuddle and confess their love!

Drunken Thais climb cuddle and confess their love!

Grandparents play checkers

Grandparents play checkers

The usual Thai blond

The usual Thai blond

Photo of Thailand

And after some individual photos that were made just in the course of walks, not related to any specific features of Thailand. Without special words, just with brief signatures.

Portraits of the king across the country

Portraits of the king across the country

Shoes are always outside

Shoes are always outside

And as soon as the Internet is broadcast on them

And as soon as the Internet is broadcast on them

These are the rubber trash (or trash?) Often found

These are the rubber trash (or trash?) Often found

Free mini cinema on the market in Chiang Mai

Free mini cinema on the market in Chiang Mai

Just farangi-backpackers

Just farangi-backpackers

I love Chiang Mai

I love Chiang Mai

If you rub your palms, it will be a beautiful sound

If you rub your palms, it will be a beautiful sound

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