Brendan Gara Photography

Chinatown

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Bangkok’s Chinatown extends along the Yaowarat Road like a dragon, from it’s head at the Odeon Gate to tail at Saphan Han.  Around a mile in old money of businesses, restaurants, road side stalls and lights.

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We took a tour on our second night in Bangkok to get a taste of the food and to get our bearings, after which we returned another three times.  Me: the river prawns and peppery pork soup, Debbie: the Tom Yum soup and ice cream.

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Duck’s tongues and Durian fruit were a delicacy too far.  Worse though was the large number of shark fin restaurants.   Consumption of shark fin soup is down 25% on what it used to be apparently, but this is still way too high.

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