From the sea of cars ruling the road to people eating their food at tables set up on the streets, life in Bangkok seems somewhat similar to how it was four decades ago.
Dutch photographer Don Oppedijk captured many charming scenes in the Old Town in 1977-1981 to showcase the livelihood of locals before there were too many malls.
The famous “Golden Mount” at Saket Temple
A fruit hawker
A hawker selling rice crackers and rolled wafer snacks
Super-classic, grilled squid stall with a manual squid grinder!
A tuk tuk ride
Modern transportation? No, let’s take a boat.
A journey on the water
Wooden houses by the Chao Phraya river
Riverside rusty-roofed houses
A flea market
Lunch break for site workers