Tuesday Night is the King’s Night in Bangkok

King Chulalongkorn Statue
Every Tuesday night people converge on King Rama V’s statue in the Dusit district of Bangkok.

King Chulalongkorn is especially revered by Bangkok people. Some visit briefly to wai him and pray. Others sit for several hours with offerings of his favourite items. These include red roses, honey flavoured sweets and small Thai bananas.

Of course the devout also attract vendors to sell these items, plus food and drink for the worshipers. But it is generally a very mellow scene with none of the hustle that foreign tourists attract.

When I visited last night one man was handing out joss sticks and roses free to all worshipers. He said he is fortunate to have money and wanted to share some with his fellow people.

Here is a map of the location of the King’s equestrian statue.

Photography is quite challenging as the area is not well lit. I took this picture using my Canon EOS-30D with the EF 28-135mm Image Stabilized lens at 1000ASA. It’s not an exhibition quality picture but I hope it gives a flavour.

Here are some more photos from an visit earlier this year.

Honouring King Chulalongkorn.

Honouring King Chulalongkorn.

Honouring King Chulalongkorn.

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