The previous Dragon Parade post was a part of the Lunar New Year Celebration, but there was more to the celebration than that. Here's a little bit more about what happened. Also, I threw in a cityscape photo at the end. I hope you enjoy the photographs.
A young child sits on the shoulders of his father in the crowded main street of Bangkok's Chinatown.
Lanterns hung in a shop as part of Chinese New Year.
The street is cleared in advance to make way for Thailand's princess. The royal family is greatly respected by the Thai people. Unless authorized, photographs of the princess are forbidden.
I passed by this fortune teller on the main street in Bangkok's Chinatown and asked to take his photograph. After I took it, he stood up and walked over to me. "Where are you from?" he asked. When I told him, he responded with, "The US and Thailand have always been good friends. Thank you."
A woman lights incense at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok's Chinatown on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
A father kisses his child on the cheek during New Year's festivities.
Raat, a Bangkok native, prays and holds lighted incense he intends to give as an offering in Wat Mangkon Kamalawat on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
A woman places a lighted candle in a display at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok's Chinatown on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
Superman and Batman made an appearance at the celebration of the New Year.
Bangkok's skyline from Chinatown.