The Bright Lights Of Bangkok

Bangkok, home to over 9 million people, is both one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and the capital of a country with one of Asia’s widest rich-poor disparities. The chaotic and vibrant city is a mishmash of dizzying skyscrapers and colossal shopping malls jammed up against residential apartment buildings and homes. Crowded streets bustle with sidewalk vendors and motorbikes, and 7.5 million registered cars overwhelm roads designed for just 1.4 million. [22 photos total]

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A tourist shoots a video in front of a national flag of Thailand at Wat Pho, (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn) a Buddhist temple, in Bangkok February 27, 2013. Bangkok, home to over 9 million people, is both one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and the capital of a country with one of Asia's widest rich-poor disparities. The chaotic and vibrant city is a mishmash of dizzying skyscrapers and colossal shopping malls jammed up against residential apartment buildings and homes. Crowded streets bustle with sidewalk vendors and motorbikes, and 7.5 million registered cars overwhelm roads designed for just 1.4 million. Picture taken February 27, 2013 (oru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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A motorcycle taxi driver is reflected in a mirror as commuters wait at a bus station during the evening rush hour in Bangkok (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
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Commuters travel on an overcrowded bus during the evening rush hour in Bangkok (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
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A strong breeze blows as tourists from California take pictures of the setting sun while at the Vertigo and Moon Bar, situated on the 68th floor of Banyan Tree Bangkok in central Bangkok (RUSSELL BOYCE/REUTERS) #
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A boy poses for a photo in front of a sculpture at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
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Employees clean a Buddhist statue in front of the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
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A saleswoman sits at the entrance of a ladies shop waiting for customers inside the Platinum shopping mall in Bangkok (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS) #
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A woman sits on a bench while she receives a fish pedicure in Bangkok (AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS) #
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Customers are given foot massages on a street in Bangkok (AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS) #
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A sales assistant is reflected in a mirror as she attends to a customer at a make-up counter in a shopping mall in Bangkok (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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A tourist has her hair done by a woman on Khaosan Road in Bangkok (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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A street food vendor reads a book as she waits for customers in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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A woman selling poultry in a local food market uses her mobile phone in Bangkok (MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS) #
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Men work at a street food restaurant in central Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Women work at a street food restaurant in central Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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People eat food at a street food restaurant in Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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People eat at a restaurant by the side of a street in central Bangkok (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Poledancers perform in a bar in the Soi Cowboy red-light area of Bangkok (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
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A transvestite hostess puts on make up outside a bar in the Soi Cowboy red-light area in Bangkok (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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A woman takes a picture of herself at Siam Center in Bangkok (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
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A man plays on a pinball machine as a hostess uses her mobile phone inside a bar at Nana red-light area in Bangkok (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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A view from a tall building shows traffic moving on highways in Bangkok (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #

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