50 Wonderful Photos Showing Everyday Life in Bangkok, Thailand in 1950

Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand and has an estimated population of 10.539 million as of 2020, 15.3 percentContinue reading “50 Wonderful Photos Showing Everyday Life in Bangkok, Thailand in 1950”

25 Color Photos of Bangkok in 1955

Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand and has an estimated population of 10.539 million as of 2020, 15.3 percentContinue reading “25 Color Photos of Bangkok in 1955”

Portraits of a Beautiful Bangkok Girl, ca. 1950s

These fascinating portraits of an unknown Bangkok girl were taken by photographer Dmitri Kessel for LIFE magazine in the 1950s. Dmitri Kessel (1902–1995) was a photojournalist and staff photographer on LIFE magazine known for his courageous coverage of war on the front line, including reports on the liberation of Europe and conflict in the Congo.Continue reading “Portraits of a Beautiful Bangkok Girl, ca. 1950s”

Queen Sirikit in Younger Days: 40 Beautiful Color Photographs of the Queen Mother of Thailand in the 1950s and 1960s

Sirikit is the queen mother of Thailand. She was the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) and is the mother of King Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X). She met Bhumibol in Paris, where her father was Thai ambassador. They married in 1950, shortly before Bhumibol’s coronation. Sirikit was appointed queen regent in 1956,Continue reading “Queen Sirikit in Younger Days: 40 Beautiful Color Photographs of the Queen Mother of Thailand in the 1950s and 1960s”

Ananda Mahidol: The Mysterious Death of a King

Ananda Mahidol, Thailand’s king Rama VIII, died on the 3rd of June, 1946. He was only twenty at the time. A child when he was elected successor to the throne in 1935, he continued to be educated in Switzerland, not visiting Thailand as king until 1938 when he was thirteen. The Japanese invaded Thailand theContinue reading “Ananda Mahidol: The Mysterious Death of a King”

40 Vintage Photos That Shows Everyday Life in Bangkok, Thailand in the 1960s

Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact on Thailand’s politics, economy, education, media and modern society. The cityContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos That Shows Everyday Life in Bangkok, Thailand in the 1960s”