One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

                                                                - Tim Rice

In case you were wondering, the reason the devil is walking next to you is that the traffic makes it impossible to get anywhere by car.  Bangkok is diverse, exciting, polluted, maddening, and just about everything else.  Click the underlined links below to see photos from these portions of our stay in the city:


The major temples -- the Grand Temple, Dawn Temple, and the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po -- and the Royal Palace


Life on the Chao Phraya river that wends through the city: the back canals ("klongs"), and the long-tailed boats that act as water taxis

bullet Street scenes near our hotel, including the enormous Suan Lum Night Bazaar