From the familiar scene of motorbikes gathering in front of every car at red lights, vintage Mcdonald’s billboards to the sight of Thais crammed in a songthaew, a Japanese photographer’s vivid snapshots of Bangkok 80s have brought back nostalgic feeling.
Japanese photographer Doi Kuro visited Thailand’s capital in the 1980s, observing the charming everyday life of Thais in well-known locations such as Siam Square, Yaowarat, and Wat Phra Kaew.
These photos, as collected by Vintag.es, prove that although the setting has changed, many things are pretty much the same: the humble local food stalls clashing with the high-value billboards of Western franchise restaurants, people jaywalking 5 meters away from crossings, charming tuk tuks and more.
Schoolboys at Yaowarat road
Young people at Yaowarat
Yaowarat scene view from Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel
Car being repaired on the street
Boy on the train
Girl walking home
Sitting in traffic
Movie theater demolition
Two boys at Yaowarat
Boy at rest
Pa tong koh (Chinese doughnut) stall
Tuk tuk repair garage
Traffic waiting at a red light
Empty baby carriage outside a restaurant
Kids walking to school
Food stall in Yaowarat
Bus stop near Wat Phra Kaew
Street crossing near Hua Lamphong Station
People enjoying the cool breeze
Restaurant in Yaowarat
Moon rising over Rama IV Road
Wat Phra Kaew in the rain
Buddha statue store
Monks waiting for a bus near Wat Phra Kaew
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